Sunday, 22 April 2018

Special, Sunday 22 Apr 2018, Buzzer


Three answers per commenter till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory).

Please provide all your answers in one comment.

SETTER'S SPECIAL


ACROSS
1   One of 12 reckon special sort (6,7)
8   One of 12 left out of promotion (3)
10 Sailoring careers in mother of all corruptions (8,3)
11 Beef cut for example repulsive to eat (5)
12 Confectionery box containing one small fudge occasionally (4,5)
13 Knocking sound barrier at a tattoo showing (3-1-3)
14 Years moved quickly without sign of joy as ways parted (1-6)
16 One of 12 an American city housing bears (5)
17 Floor covering for study area ultimately (3)
18 Good money Chinese spent initially over organic fertiliser (5)
19 Stole in silence breaking law (5)
20 One of 12 dead hollow (5)
22 One of 12 semi hard work (3)
24 Ones belonging to key group of celebrities (1-4)
25 Most of court / courts quietens down (7)
27 Resolve to treat cold away (7)
28 Concerning church, point I have is open to debate (9)
30 One of 12 fit for husband not son (5)
31 Wrongly recall how it is for salaried professional (5-6)
32 Not oddly I'd back Indian postal service (3)
33 One of 12 possibly key in sushi bar (8,5)

DOWN
1   Chief mantra to hit high for a linguist (7)
2   One of 12 with lively energy jumping out of lakes in Polynesian rain dance (9)
3   Leaves be twisted at the end (5)
4   Ran down to ride on snow astride a geegee (7)
5   One of 12 is a natural dodgy bank covering up blunder (10,7)
6   Part of a castle conqueror's heading to finish completely (5,4)
7   Kindle presented with a delicate touch (5-6)
8   One of 12 clue indicator (7)
9   One of 12 gross to consume, sickly and ultimately unpalatable (5,4)
15 Catholic committees, for nonbeliever distressing/upsetting (11)
18 Square leg had circumvented umpire but bounded awkwardly (9)
19 Snare special passport for composing Weber (6,3)
21 Parts of cricket ground loudest if drunk (9)
23 Money stealing lad shot. That's unfortunate (3,4)
25 Those exuding out of backwater cesspools (7)
26 Believe in brand inspiring women along (5,2)
29 One of 12 up first in hen cage (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BUZZER 8

Enjoy.

69 comments:

  1. 25d Those exuding out of backwater cesspools (7)SECRETA rev T

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  2. 21d Parts of cricket ground loudest if drunk (9)OUTFIELDS*

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  3. 13a Knocking sound barrier at a tattoo showing (3-1-3) RAT-A-TAT ( telescopic)
    19a Stole in silence breaking law (5) SHAWL :: sh-awl*
    32 Not oddly, I'd back Indian postal service (3) DAK :: delete lettersi a k that are in odd positions in the fodder "I'd back"

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  4. 13 across RATATAT- BarrieRATATAToo.

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  5. 31a: white collar {recall+how+it}*

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  6. 23d: bad luck {b(adl<-)uck} = unfortunate

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  7. 31 ACROSS: WHITE COLLAR- anagram of RECALL HOWITT

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  8. 27d Resolve to treat cold away (7)UNBLOCK (DD)

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  9. 31 ac WHITE COLLAR (recall how it)
    19 ac SHAWL sh (silence) + awl (law)

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  10. 17A-Rya- (foR studY areA)- last letters
    Def.- Floor covering ( a rug)

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  11. 32A- Dak- Indian postal service
    Evenly- not oddly- iD bAcK-DAK

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  12. My third-
    23D- Bad Luck- B(ADL)=< UCK. Lad reversal.
    Def.-That's unfortunate

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  13. 33Dn : SIBERIAN HUSKY {Key in sushi bar*}

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  14. 28A RECEPTIVE RE+CE+PT+I'VE

    33A SIBERIAN HUSKY (KEYINSUSHIBAR)*

    !(D SPIDER WEB SP+ID+WEBER*

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  15. 5D AUSTRALIAN TERRIER (ISANATURAL)* + T{ERR}IER

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  16. 26 across: RECEPTIVE- Concerniing=RE+ CE=Church+ PT= point+ I +VE= Open to debate

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  17. 1 across

    COCKER SPANIEL (reckonspecial)*

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  18. A very engaging and stimulating crossie, I should say. thanks, Buzzer. It took all of an hour and a half to complete !

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  19. Thanks Buzzer for the Setter's Special! :)

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    1. ...and to think that I was looking for CW setters!

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  20. My third
    6d: inner wall {(-w)inner(+w)}{all} = part of a castle

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  21. 22 A LAB ( LAB our )
    8 D POINTER (DD)
    18 D GALUMPHED ( Leghad* around UMP )

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  22. 8A) {P(-L)UG}
    8D) POINTER - DD
    16A) {L(HAS)A}

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  23. 27A) treat = MEDICATE; cold away = (-c); MEDI(-C)ATE
    defn: resolve; solution=MEDIATE

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  24. 1d CH OM SKY
    3d EXITS be->exist twisted end

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  25. 18A - GUANO {G}{{(-y)UANO}{O}
    20A - DHOLE {D}{HOLE}
    27A - MEDIATE MEDI(-c)ATE

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  26. A real brain teaser today! Once I got one 'setter'... others were easy to follow. But the problem was annotating a couple of them. Overall had an enjoyable outing. Thanks Buzzer. :-)

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  27. Compensating for 27A

    CHIHUAHUA {CHI}{HU(-l)}{HU(-l)A}

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  28. Yet to be solved
    Across - 10, 11, 12, 14, 24, 25, 30
    Down - 4, 7, 15

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  29. Replacement-
    27A- Mediate- (Medicate-E)
    Def. Resolve

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  30. 11A: G(RIP)E<
    24A: AL(I'S)T
    25A: SEDATES SE(-e)+DATES

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    1. Yes. As in Girl seeing(dating) boy

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    2. I think as in courting/ seeing. Most of court is se.
      Courts- dates

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    3. Thanks Vasant & Paddy. Courts part was no problem. Free Dic gives Court = Seek. Hence my doubt! Anyway happy with the explanation given above. :)

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  31. Quite a nice collection of barkers!

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  32. 10 Sailoring careers in mother of all corruptions (8,3) ORIGINAL,S* IN
    12 Confectionery box containing one small fudge occasionally (4,5) SP(UN)(S)(.U.G.)AR
    30 One of 12 fit for husband not son (5) H (s) OUND

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  33. Last 4
    Across - 14
    Down - 4, 7, 15

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  34. 4D: Ran down to ride on snow astride a geegee (7) ---- SL(A GG)ED
    7D: Kindle presented with a delicate touch (5-6) ---- LIGHT+HANDED
    15D: Catholic committees, for nonbeliever distressing/upsetting (11) --- PRO PAGAN DAS<--

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    1. IMO 4D) solution is SH(AGG)ED; snow=shed

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    2. No it is SLAGGED as Mohsin has annotated

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    3. I understood 'Sled' as ride on snow.

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  35. 14A- Y shaped- ways parted
    Y S(HA)PED- Y sped without HA
    I am not able to explain HA from sign of joy. Is it short for 'happy'?

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    1. Of course sign of joy=laughter=ha(ha)

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    2. From Free Dic...

      ha 1 also hah (hä)
      interj.
      Used to express surprise, wonder, triumph, puzzlement, or pique

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    3. Thank you Vasanth & MB.

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    4. ha 1 also hah (hä)
      interj.
      Used to express surprise, wonder, triumph, puzzlement, or pique.

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  36. Completed after quite a bit of labour ( full- not half)
    Could not get 15D.

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  37. Thanks Mohsin for getting 15D. Waiting for that.
    Thank you Bhavan & Col.

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  38. Came late to do this puzzle..loved the Setter Special..Thanks Buzzer for this!

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  39. Nice clues, including a couple of devious ones. Thanks Buzzer.

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  40. Mohsin being seen after a long time

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  41. Thanks for the Setter's special Bhavan

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  42. 13a: rat-a-tat(T)
    7d: light handed: light(kindle)+handed(presented)
    33a:Siberian huskey: (key in sushi bar)*

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  43. I got to this quite late (was out late last night and slept through the night...this goes up at 1 a.m. here in Toronto, now that our time has changed again). Really enjoyed it. Woof! Woof!

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    1. Nice to hear from you again. What does this mean, "Our time has changed again"? Has the Canadian Standard Time changed?

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  44. They change to summer time- advanced by an hour. U.S. did it last month. Switch back in Sept./ Oct. They call it daylight saving time. They have daylight in summer till about 9 pm, even after the change.

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    1. Thanks Paddy. We too should have this, I think with peak summer now.

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