Sunday, 25 March 2018

Special, Sunday 25 Mar 2018, Bruno


Three answers per commenter till 6 PM (Annotations compulsorily to be given with answer)
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS 
6   Most surprisingly animal’s nose is also a mouth (5)
7   Ex-fire of London (1666)?  (3,5)
10 Performed discreet play, missing school (7)
11 Queen visited Europe to find a friend of same calibre (7)
12 Belligerent route of corrupt America leads to total havoc (7)
13 Continue to park vehicle right over there (5,2)
14 When served without love, does espresso shot get taken back? (11)
19 Review of venture to control Europe - the Spanish will follow the measure (7)
21 Part of TV show, setter’s involved in, records poetry (7)
23 Pilots and air hosts/hostesses have raw rice, when flying (3-4)
25 Bird lovin’ man gets peacock’s head stuffed in (7)
26 Review of policeman’s atrocity, ultimately reversed tide (8)
27 Gin immediately brought around to last table (5)
 
DOWN 
1   Eco-terrorist sabotaged IT to spring evil one (8)
2   1D’s utterance – part of Roman tradition? (6)
3  Obscure old cliché includes direction to strike when the iron is not hot? (4,6)
4   Trim top off shrub’s border (4)
5   Foul trade – recruiting ManU’s forward ahead of City’s back (6)
6   Clever animal’s dead (6)
8   Openings of marvelous building let moat regularly flow out (7)
9   Why men lose head over a meat-lover (5)
13 Supply battlements from Central Leeds… mostly bombs (10)
15 Local hospital department starts to take you on a hair-raising experience? (7)
16 It usually holds the key to a successful entry (8)
17 I work with the best (5)
18 Where one can see supernaturally? (6)
20 Box-office’s starting to shun Disney picture, perhaps (6)
22 Safe culture medium to swap first two DNAs (6)
24 Attack THCC blog patrons to embrace publicity (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 15

Enjoy.

64 comments:

  1. 21A- Episode- part of TV show
    records- EP's
    Setter I
    Poetry- Ode

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  2. 21ac episode I in Eps + ode
    4dn edge (h) edge

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  3. 16A- Doorknob- Is it classified as easy or &lit?

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  4. Replies
    1. 7A...Doubting if it is CD or DD!

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    2. DD
      The two definitions being
      1. Ex
      2. Fire of London

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  5. 6A:STOMA (MOST)*+A
    10A:RECITED {DISCREET(-a)}*
    2D:MANTRA T

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    1. Correction 10A:RECITED {DISCREET(-s)}*

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  6. 10A- Recited- (discreet-s)*

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  7. Mine last one...

    13 Continue to park vehicle right over there (5,2)

    CARRY ON {CAR}{R}{YON}

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  8. Making up for Mantra recited by MB
    14A: REPOSSESSED {DOES ESPRESSO(-o)}*

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  9. 9d: hyena {-(w)hy}{(-m)en}{a}

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  10. 18 down: SEANCE- anagram of can see= supernatural

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  11. 1d: sorcerer {eco+stirrer(=terrorist)-it}*

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    1. I think it is ECO+TERRRORIST(-to it)(sabotaged it to)

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    2. Agreed. I failed to read it that way. Should I try one more?

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    3. Yes, it is (ECOTERRORIST - ITTO)* Sabotaged is the anagrind and spring is the deletion indicator

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  12. 17 down: IDEAL - I + work= deal . Th best= Ideal

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  13. 11 ac equally
    E urope
    QU een
    ALLY - friend

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  14. 13 across; CARRY ON -vehicle=CAR+R+ YON= ober there . Continue = carry on

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  15. 13D CRENELATED {CENTRAL (-L)EED(-S)}*

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  16. High Class Puzzle! Loved the stirring wp & clues. LOI & new word for me was 13D. Thanks Bruno.

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    1. And now off o solve the very challenging "A Familiar Moving Easter Story" in 1 Across.

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    2. Solved and submitted but without answering the first two questions

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    3. Thank you Vasant and Koteswara...

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  17. 8D LOUVRES {MARVELOUS (-M)o(-A)t}*

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  18. 26AC COP Y EDIT<
    27AC NOOS< E
    3DN COLD CHI[S]EL*

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  19. 16a: repossessed : {d(o̶)es + espresso}*
    26a: copyedit : cop + (a̶t̶r̶o̶c̶i̶t̶)y+(tide*)
    1d: sorcerer – (eco-terrorist – it to)*

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  20. Had a good laugh at air crew taking raw rice! (23A)

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  21. Lovely enjoyable CW- just completed. Thank you Bruno.

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  22. 12A Belligerent route of corrupt America leads to total havoc (7) WARP + A + T.H.
    5D Foul trade – recruiting ManU’s forward ahead of City’s back (6) S(M)ELL + Y
    15D Local hospital department starts to take you on a hair-raising experience? (7) PUB + ER + T.Y.

    Nice puzzle! I really liked 7A

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    1. Thank you Fraser... Are you the same as the Globe and Mail XW Fraser?

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    2. The same..The Toronto wordsmith!

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  23. 25 across:Bird lovin’ man gets peacock’s head stuffed in
    LIMPKIN lovin' is likin' insert M(Man) and P(peacock's head)

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  24. 24 down: Attack THCC blog patrons to embrace publicity (4)
    WADE THCC blog patrons are We put Ad(publicity) inside

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  25. 20D) {CARTO(-O)N}; CARTON = box
    22D) {ME(-D)(+N)IUM}* = IMMUNE; first two DNAs are D & N
    24D) {W(AD)E} ; WADE; THCC blog patrons = WE

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  26. 20 down: Box-office’s starting to shun Disney picture, perhaps (6)
    CARTON which is box
    remove O (office's starting) from Cartoon( disney picture perhaps)

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  27. Srinidhi you have one more. Take the last one 19A

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  28. 19A) {[D(EC)IB<=](EL)}; DECIBEL a measure;
    Venture = Bid; Control Europe = CE followed by the Spanish EL

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  29. 19 across: Review of venture to control Europe - the Spanish will follow the measure
    Decibel Bid is venture; reverse it(review) put EC, European Community inside Bid reversed and add El The Spanish

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    1. venture seems to be on double duty. EC (EEC) is a venture to control economic europe.

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    2. Venture ~ BID Europe is EC.

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  30. How was the Fiat rally Col.? Had a good time?

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  31. Quite a puzzle!Had difficulty in parsing many clues. Didn't get 13 down and 6 across.

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    1. 13 D Supply battlements ~ def CRENELLATE; CENTRALLEE(-ds)* ; anagrind~bombs; deletion indicator ~ mostly.
      6A: mouth ~ def STOMA; MOST*; anagrind surprisingly, A(-nimal) with nose as the letter selection indicator
      Hope that helps.

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  32. Very engaging puzzle with many nice teasers. Thank you N+Bruno !

    I think the puzzle is now wrapped up ?

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  33. delete N+ . I am allergic to deletions !

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  34. Thanks for the special Bruno

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  35. Thank you for all the comments. Thank you Col too...

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