Sunday, 15 April 2018

Special, Sunday 15 Apr 2018, Dr Satyen Nabar


Three answers per commenter till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
6   Wise man takes time to guide (5)
7   Up in the sky, dove flies around flightless bird (8)
10/11 Grime got married, has two kids? Situation is calm now (4, 3, 7)
12 Where grass is plentiful, avoid ecstasy! Be thrifty, girl (7)
13 Vagrant who can survive at sea? (7)
14/26 Not found at any place? It’s inconsequential (7, 4, 3, 5)
19 Angry tussle after husband pressurizes (7)
21 Swift to communicate (7)
23 Romeo in story died of hurt (7)
25 Burning a contemptible man seeking payment (7)
26 See 14
27 Release a kidnapped relative (5)

DOWN
1   Solve the second across clue? Sorts one out (4, 4)
2   Brat tottering without clothes (6)
3   Essential to nurse love pangs! Some men do have them? (10)
4   Where army officers eat stew (4)
5   Robust time entertaining maiden in a small settlement (6)
6   Greedy king returns to control society with brutality (6)
8   Digs at the bottom of box to strike a chord (3, 4)
9   Embellish part of homestead ornately (5)
13 Made out with escort inside? Incredible (10)
15 Unfortunately, one jerk turns criminal (7)
16 Precious canines? (8)
17 Wife bashes and thrashes (5)
18 Fly damaging testes (6)
20 Behave harshly and adulterate drugs (4, 2)
22 Bonus to increase! Become cheerful (4, 2)
24 Document positively not at home (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 20

Enjoy.

80 comments:

  1. 18d Fly damaging testes (6) TSETSE*

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  2. 9D Embellish part of homestead ornately (5)ADORN(T)

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  3. 4D:MESS DD
    9D:ADORN T
    13A:DRIFTER DD

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  4. 6D Greedy king returns to control society with brutality (6)SADISM (MIDAS S(-OCIETY))*

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    1. Not Anag.

      SADIM (MIDAS <--) around S

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  5. 4dn mess (dd)
    1 ac steer the in seer

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  6. Correction MIDAS<- WITH S inside

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  7. Substituting for 9D
    (-a)UNTIE

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  8. 7 a- OVERHEAD
    Anagram of DOVE around RHEA( flightless bird)

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  9. 19 a- HUSTLES
    H(Husband)+ anagram of TUSSLE

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  10. 5D- Hamlet- (HA(M)LE)T- small settlement

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  11. 21A : Swift to communicate (7) EXPRESS [DD]

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  12. 22d- PERK UP
    Bonus increase/cheer up

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  13. 27A- Untie- Auntie-A
    Release

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    1. Already done by Vasant, Paddy. Take another

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  14. 3d: moustaches {m(o)ust}{aches(=pangs)}

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  15. 19A- Hustles- H(tussle)*-Pressurises

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    1. Already done Paddy. Please take another thanks.

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  16. Thank you Doc. Here it is
    12A- Savanna- Where grass is plentiful
    (Save-E)Anna

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  17. 14/26 Not found at any place? It’s inconsequential (7, 4, 3, 5)
    Neither here nor there
    Double definition with the first cryptic

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  18. 13 down: 13 Made out with escort inside? Incredible (10)
    farfetched
    made out is fared
    with fetch which is escort inside

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  19. 10/11A : Grime got married, has two kids? Situation is calm now (4, 3, 7) DUST HAS SETTLED [CD?]

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    1. I think MB it is CD & D. If dust is married and has two kids he would be married😀😀

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    2. He would be settled😀

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    3. Thanks Vasant. I was wondering if it was DD or CD!

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    4. I would say DD- Grime got married/ situation is calm. But I don't get the 2 kids part?

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    5. When a person gets married, has kids, we say he has settled :). Thus CD and D. Situation is calm now being the direct definition.

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  20. Can I do one more doc.? I think there were 2 repeats.

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  21. 14/26 Not found at any place? It’s inconsequential (7, 4, 3, 5)
    NEITHER HERE NOR THERE (C&DD)
    13 Made out with escort inside? Incredible (10)
    {FAR(FETCH)ED}

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  22. 1d Solve the second across clue? Sorts one out (4, 4) (GET)(S EVEN)

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  23. My 3rd-
    8D- Hit home- to strike a chord.
    Bottom of the box- home?

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    1. Digs=home which is at the bottom of hit=box

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    2. Yes it is a Down clue. Thanks Vasant

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    3. Thank you Vasant. Clear now.

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  24. 2 Brat // tottering without clothes (6)
    [-L]URCHIN[-g]

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  25. My 3rd replacement:
    15 Unfortunately/, one / jerk turns // criminal (7)
    (ILL)(I)(CIT*)

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  26. Just completed. Thank you Doc. for the wonderful time spent on a Sunday morning.

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  27. Still left

    23A
    17D, 20D, 24D

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  28. 23 Romeo in story died of hurt (7) PIE(R)CE+D
    20 Behave harshly and adulterate drugs (4, 2) STEP ON [DD]

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  29. 17 Wife bashes and thrashes (5)W HOPS

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  30. Good one Doc. As usual CDs were very good.

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  31. My Acrosslite has vanished and I am unable to reinstal as it keeps appearing in the download as gobbledegook in a Notepad format. ! So I am neith er here nor there and unable to express myself here ! Have had a very frustrating morning ! Sorry, Doc, misssing all the fun ! Any help in restoring my sanity is welcome

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    1. Perhaps Prasad can advise, if he is around?

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    2. pls open command prompt (run as administrator) and type the following and enter.

      ftype msi.package="%SystemRoot%\System32\msiexec.exe" /i "%1" %*

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    3. I think I have Windows XP. I tried but failed. so it is not windos 7 pro. next step ?

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    4. Raju:Windows XP?That is quite old. I think you need to update your OS to Windows 7/8/10

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  32. Nice puzzle Doc. Enjoyed solving it.
    Had some problem solving 7A clue for I knew only two flightless birds...Emu and Kiwi. I will add Rhea now!

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    1. Thanks MB. Have a great holiday:)

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    2. I too was searching for the flightless bird, but 'up in the sky' & crossings helped to fill up and THEN find the bird.

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  33. The bouncer and the dancer - Part 9

    SANITY RESTORED!

    The soldiers, some with walrus and a few others with handlebar MOUSTACHES were a cantankerous lot. The absence of an officer to discipline them was felt.
    They made a MESS of the whole HAMLET.
    Some went sbout looking for things ILLICIT.
    In the dance floor they wanted a dancer to PERK UP the show. UNTIE knots and what not...
    The requests were FAR FETCHED.
    The bouncer summoned the manager of the Lad Vegas club now retired and settled in NAIROBI(!!). He did STEP IN and dismissed the soldiers once and for all, lock stock and barrel.
    Thank God
    THE DUST HAS SETTLED and sanity restored.

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  34. All at peace- not in pieces!

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  35. Thanks Doctor for a lovely puzzle once again.

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    1. Thanks CGB and thanks for the story! :)

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  36. I had almost forgotten that I have a PC upstairs that is collecting dust. Rushed upstairs and got on the job. Completed the wonderful crossie, Doc and feel contented and purring like a cat !

    I could easily download the Acrosslite here and and realise that my Notebook reaches upto completion of downloading and didn't proceed to RUN to complete the process. Thanks, Doc and sree_sree. Will now try and take over form wifey dearie who is still struggling to create the Acrosslite facility !

    Wish Vishu is not so wishy-washy !

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    1. All's well that ends well:) Thanks for solving Raju!

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  37. Old friends never let you down, including the forgotten PC.

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    1. PC=Purana(Pyara) Computer😀😀

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    2. Bade hee pyaare ! It saved my day!

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  38. Ajooba of ajoobas ! Raju is back home and dry ! I managed to get back to base and installed Acrosslite successfully. This time, it was smooth and clean. Happy for myself. Thanks Doc and sre_sree for volunteering to help. Have a great Vishu sadhya !

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  39. Busy with outdoor work. Solved only now.
    Thanks Doc. I liked it.

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    1. Thanks KKR! Glad you found time to solve:)

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  40. Thanks for the special Satyen. Was out whole day, just got back.

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  41. 6a: steer: - s(t)eer
    7a: overhead: - (dove+rhea)*
    19a: hustles: - h(tussle*)
    9d: adorn(T)
    18d: - tsetse - (testes)

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