Sunday, 11 February 2018

Special, Sunday, 11 Feb 2018, K Koteswar Rao


3 answers per commenter annotations compulsory till 6 PM.
Please provide all your answers in one comment.

The numbers shown in the grid are only for your reference do not include them in your comment while giving the solution.

ALPHABET JIGSAW
This crossword is an Alphabetical Jigsaw puzzle. 
The grid contains 28 entries, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Clues are listed in alphabetical order by their answers, and enumerations are withheld.  
Normally, it should have 26 entries. But, there are two clues each for H and W representing both Across/Down clues. 
Happy solving!

Screenshot or an image of the Completed grid can be mailed to Koteswar Rao at kkotirao@gmail.com 


CLUES
A   Rock drill takes long interest over time  
B   Hissy heart-throb makes one in a powerless position 
C   One in the family is like this climber 
D   Completely no hot drug, we don’t order! 
E   Dilatation/distension etc altered and unaltered 
F   Woodpeckers take a lap around ugly serf 
G   When broken, most go red in affinity 
H   Graceful editor exits carriage 
      Ambassador carried schedule to meet core people at the landing place 
I    Popular growth pronounced on demand 
J    Beloved one gets employment in Australian plant 
K   Tie level is more complicated 
L    Allow appeal and proceed to forgive and forget 
M   Unit of measurement on silver screen around Monday 
N   What keeps the insurers happy? Number with uncertainty? 
O   No return thanks over port of Canadian province 
P   Time-worn drama by devout mammals 
Q   Goods loaded on the wharf on a boggy soil 
R   Overs in great play from the very beginning 
S   Rattles Muslim leaders reportedly 
T   Levy IT? Excellent! It is volcanic
U   Wrong’un is deceptively immature 
V   Termagant shows no interest for old gulf  
W   Bird fleece to mediate marriage settlement offline
      Expert sorcerer  
X   Military officer assembled articles for the Gods from heaven 
Y   They give sudden pull probably near sky  
Z   Stop in small safari park at the meditation hall 

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 12
This version has no clues but has been prepared to help you enter the answers in an interactive grid.

Enjoy.
SOLUTION GRID


100 comments:

  1. O - ON TA RIO (NO RETURN ON; THANKS - TA; PORT - RIO)

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  2. F - F (LICK) ERS* {LAP - LICK}

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  3. My 3

    L - LET IT GO {LET} {IT} {GO}
    R - ROOTAGE {R{OO}TAGE*}
    W - WIZARD [DD]

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  4. Thanks Ram and Col!
    Venkatesan, you may take one more

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    1. Thanks for what KKR?

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    2. For sparing your valuable time, obviously Ram!

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    3. Rather we should thank you KKR, for the opportunity to sharpen our minds!

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  5. I INSIST = demand {IN}{SIST} (~cyst)

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  6. Q QUAGGY boggy soil {QUA{GG}Y}

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    1. def must be 'on a boggy soil' to make it an adjective?

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  7. H= HANDSOME graceful -- (ED) HANSOM+ carriage

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  8. I am not publishing any results for the best clue in the Jumbo Community crossword that we had on last Sunday, as I received only 11 votes which was quite disappointing.
    Quite a few of the regulars on the blog have stopped visiting nowadays

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  9. The non-availabilty of enumeration and clue numbering has made the CW all the more difficult further compounded by some uncommon words

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    1. Yes, I agree. Providing enu would have been helpful.

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  10. Sorry was busy earlier..

    D. DOWN TO THE GROUND (NOHOTDRUGWEDONT)*

    Y. YANKERS (NEARSKY)*

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    1. Yankers already taken you can take one more

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  11. Z- Z(END)O- Meditation hall (Japanese)
    Small safari park- ZO
    Stop- End

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  12. F = FLICKERS { LICK inside (SERF)* }
    J = JOJOBA { JO inside JOB + A }
    Z = ZENDO { END inside ZO}

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  13. ZENDO- meditation hall. Z_END-O.

    Col and KKR : I agree that this is solvable, =but the process has been made difficult by inaccessibility to enumeration ; all the same, I'm enjoying this exercise as I have done these types before , by writing down the clues and ticking them off after cold solving. Once that is done, fitting into the grid is made rather easy.

    Thanks, KKR, for keeping all of us diehards glued to the computer this Sunday. One cannot fathom the joy of having cracked it at the end, notwithstanding the time spent.

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    1. Sorry. I will check up.

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    2. 'i' to be removed for 'no interest'?

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    3. I thought so too after KKR said it needs correction. But can't find a suitable def.

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    4. http://www.definitions.net/definition/vorago

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  15. P pla(t)y(pi) (slang for pious)

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  16. VORAGO: Gulf. Termagant= V(-I)+rago.

    Paddy: You let me complete my three ! Thanks

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  17. My third

    W. WOOD OWL WOOL around DOW(-ry)

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  18. KKR has anyone sent you the completed grid?

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  19. Those who have solved all the answers and placed them in the grid, please send the solution to KKR at kkotirao@gmail.com

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  20. B by the short hairs
    'Hissy heart-throb' anagram

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  21. Thanks for the entertainment KKR! Have mailed you the solution :)

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  22. Venkatesan You have not yet given your third

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    1. Trying my luck for the third...
      E: eternal (=enteral*) = unaltered

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    2. Unfortunately it is incorrect. Keep trying

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  23. Exciting stuff. Thanks KKR. Have sent you the completed grid.

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    1. Thanks Jacob. One clue is left blank. You can still try.

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    2. Filled it in now. sorry for the lapse.

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  24. KKR: I have sent my completed grid by email to you. Thanks A to Zillion !!

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  25. Thanks a million, KKR for a wonderful Sunday. Mailed you the grid.

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    1. Sorry Ram. The file extension is not known to my computer. Can you send in different format?

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  26. E etcasis etc* as is (unaltered)

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  27. My last:
    C: clianthus {cl(i)an}{thus}

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    1. Family = clan
      One = I
      Like this = thus
      Definition: climber (creeper)

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  28. B has been done long ago Col.Only
    A, M & X remain

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  29. I will upload the solution grid at 8:30 AM tomorrow

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  30. A: APLITE A{P(LIT)E} a Granite
    M: MAGNETON M{AG}{NET}ON a unit of magnetic moment of atomic particles

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  31. Thanks to you all for your excellent participation.

    The following members have submitted all correct entried in the order of time:

    1 Doctor Satyen Nabar.
    2 Jacob Brahmakulam.
    3 Raju Umamaheswar.
    4 Subramaniam Arunachalam Rajeswaran [Ram].

    Great solving friends!

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  32. A: APLITE A{P(LIT)E} a type of Granite
    M: MAGNETON M{AG}{NET)ON a magnetic moment measurement in atomic particles

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  33. Other than the four names mentioned above are there no takers for A,M and X?

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  34. A: APLITE A{P(LIT)E} a Granite
    M: MAGNETON M{AG}{NET}ON a measurement of magnetic moment in atomic particles

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  35. Can't understand 'Aplite'(Cryptic). Can you pl. explain?

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  36. Only X is left in this Xword ? shouldn't someone do the honours ? I don't want to ! Col , close the account, as KKR shouldn't. If Vasant were here , he wuold have ! ThanX !

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  37. I could only get PE for drill.

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  38. Got it- LIT- Long Interest Time.

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  39. My grid is now complete except for X.Waiting for the solution.

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    1. X XO AN A
      XO = Executive officer in military
      Articles= AN A

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    2. XO is the abvn for Executive Officer in the Navy and Navy is an arm of the military

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  40. Sent the screen shot.
    X- Xoana

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  41. Tough exercise, but worth all the trouble.
    Thank you KKR.

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  42. Thanks to the blog for the opportunity!

    Thanks Col and all members

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  43. Completed grid sent to your mail ID, KKR sir.

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  44. Three solvers sent the completed grid after 6.00 PM
    Appreciate their efforts. They are:
    Padmanabhan
    Nagendra Prasad
    P venkatesan

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  45. Attempted the puzzle now...could complete half and peeped in here for the great...challenging & enjoyable.

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    1. Typo:peeped in here for the rest

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  46. Congrats to all who solved!

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  47. A puzzlethat required imagination & great dolving prowess@

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