Sunday, 13 May 2018

Special, Sunday 13 May 2018, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
1   Noble's song sung in church for some bishops. (5, 9)
9   Sort of sketch one dares not to put under the hammer (9)
10 Unusual type that stops disturbance early before copper (5)
11 Funds  could be hard to trim in the NSE (5)
12 Surprised expression caught by a robber for this rodent (9)
13 Steps taken to honour our star  ( 3-5)
15 Lose one's nerves on the carpet.  (6)
17 Tool to rid of the snow round front of the vehicle (6)
19 Cerripedic  rock-bottom sticker--   (8)
22 Do Russian reforms show organisations  unable to adapt? (9)
23 Wipe the floor and clear the nuisances . (3,2)
24 Done ! pronouncement on the radio! (5)
25 Original kind of popular star reaching high point  (9)
26  Her lover was booked for salaciousness ( 4,10)

DOWN
1   Embarrass the team? (3,3,4,4,)
2   Suddenly attack with bullet to leg? (5,2)
3   Poor bears rattled by a bully? (5)
4   Contribute to defence by a recorder?  (8)  .
5   This far and no further ? so says the judge! (6)
6   A general direction of strategy? He does it. (9)
7   Whence number left for aeroplanes? (7)
8   Did  politicians throw this Port and non-alcoholic drink in tax protest? ( 6,3,5)
14 Is this inessential equipment for a criminal's sidekick? (9)
16 Composer adding note to sacred music - clear? (8)
18 House containing a new  orchid - yummy! (7)
20 Topical changes for American politics? (7)
21 Home erected in great European city (6)
23 Western manoeuvre to capture island. (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAJU 12

Enjoy.

57 comments:

  1. 8d Boston tea party cd

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  2. 12A:BANDI(COO)T
    20D: CAPITOL (TOPICAL)*
    23A: MOP UP DD

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  3. 26A LADY CHATTERLEY (CD)

    12A BANDI{COO}T

    10A CURIO CU + RIO(-t)

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  4. Compensating for 12A

    23D MOV{I}E

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  5. 22AC DINOSAURS*
    25AC IN NOVA TOR
    7DN AIR PORT

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  6. 14down: While rechecking, I discovered an error in cluing 14 down: Please read as : Inessential equipment for criminal's SIDEKICK (9) My sincere apologies to ye-all. Go on and complete the grid.

    Throw as many brickbats as you can . I am already ducking against the barrage of missiles !

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    1. Ha ha, thanks for making my life easy!

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    2. 14D- I got ACCESSORY as the solution and was nonplussed to see it in the clue.
      Now I am an 'accessory after the fact'
      Thank you Raju for helping me to get one.

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  7. 21d: MUNICH {IN<-} inside {MUCH} = city

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  8. 1D:Embarrass the team? (3,3,4,4,)
    Let The Side Down :Easy, I thought, mildly cryptic
    9A:Sort of sketch one dares not to put under the hammer (9)
    Thumbnail; Cryptic definition
    4D:Contribute to defence by a recorder? (8)
    Playback; again Cryptic Definition

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    1. Good show, Srinidhi; you are a solver after my heart. I love cryptic definitions !

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  9. 16d: Massenet {mass(=sacred music)}{e(=note)}{net(=clear)} = composer

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    1. Clear (verb) - profit - net.
      http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/clear

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    2. Thank you. I always thought it was 'Nett Profit'.

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  10. 13A) SUNDANCE - CD
    11A) H from hard; to trim = EDGE; Soln: HEDGE

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    1. 13A: I thought was a charade.
      Sun=Our star
      Dance=Steps

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    2. I thought the whole sentence was the def.

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    3. Ofcourse making it a semi &lit

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  11. 8D- Boston Tea Party- Did politicians throw this?
    Port- Boston
    Non Alcaholic drink- Tea
    CD?

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    1. Both done Paddy. Take two more.

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  12. 18d: vanilla {v(a)(n)illa} = orchid yummy
    Villa=house

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  13. 24A- Wildo- (Will Do)- Radio

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    1. Paddy,I think it is 'Wilco'. That's the term to signal agreement on radio.

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    2. WILCO is short form of Will Comply

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    3. Right you are , Doc & Col.

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    4. Thank you for the correction. I seem to be way behind in such terms. I could only think of 'will do'.

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  14. 17A- Devi(-S+C)e- Devvice- Tool

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. I am afraid it is incorrect.
      To get rid of the snow - DE-ICE
      Front of the vehicle - V
      DE[V]ICE - tool

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    3. Exactly ! KKR & Vasant. I like suchn tools as clue in crossies !

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    4. Super crossie, Raju.
      It took time to crack

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    5. I almost cracked my cranium to create it !

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  15. yet to be done-
    Across- 1,15,19
    Down- 2,5,6,

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  16. 1A Noble's song sung in church for some bishops. (5, 9) (LORD'S) (SPIRITUAL)
    26 bishops of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords
    5D This far and no further ? so says the judge! (6) RULING (CD)
    6D A general direction of strategy? He does it. (9) (TACTIC)(IAN)

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  17. 19a Cirripedic ... (NOT Cerripedic)

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    1. TYPO (E)rror= though
      'I' am not a deletion +addition expert !

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    2. I was cerripedic in vain and was at a loss.

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  18. 15a WILT ON (wilton is a carpet)
    19A Barnacle (Easy)
    2D ROUND IN ( Bullet=Round, Not sure why leg=IN),

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    1. I think it is Round On
      On=Leg

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    2. Ah! That makes sense

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    3. Spot ON- Vasant; though I am no great cricket fan(d) !

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  19. All done and dusted. Thank you Raju

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  20. Thank YOU, Col. Always at your s(OS)ervice !

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  21. Thanks for the entertainment Raju!

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  22. Thanks Doc. My cranium is still atached where it should be !

    Cirripedic rhymes well with Cervipedic that you are ; hence I used it in place of the easier crustacean !

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  23. The bouncer and the dancer - Part 34

    SS and the two dancers got down and hailed a taxi. Take us quickly to Lublin AIRPORT.
    Even as the taxi was speeding to the airport SS heard a ping. The message was: DCC.
    After a minute or so SS typed: Roger. WILCO.

    He at once knew that the RULING was direct from CAPITOL Hill. He just can't LET THE SIDE DOWN. Yet again for the last time we went for a PLAYBACK of the THUMBNAIL sketch of "V".
    He headed to the counter: Three tickets to MUNICH.

    The flight took off and at last he could relax a bit. He switched on the MOVIE.
    Oh No. Not again! Butch Cassidy and the SUNDANCE kid.

    What happened nex?

    Note: DCC: DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP

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  24. 12a: bandicoot: bandi(coo)t
    19a: barnacle(dd)
    20d: capitol - (topical)*

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