Sunday, 24 June 2018

Special, Sunday 24 Jun 2018, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Call for help in, say, month’s time (6)
4   Company runs on a brand of Havana cigar (6)
9   The real thing toe revealed is that one is completely unclothed (2,3,10)
10 A party at interval from West of the temple (6)
11 Unmentionable cock-and-bull story covering bad reign (8)
12 A liking for swan song (3,5)
14 Payback each dog (6)
15 Spin backline in the entrance (6)
18 Cockpit in turbulence? No, it is comfortable (4-2-2)
21 Another one eccentric character in movie (8)
22 Sealed bottle to cure a lump with drug (6)
24 Penetrating ruler takes puff hard (8,7)
25 Camp takes left and right for terrapin (6)
26 It is imperative that the revolutionary is sin-free (6)

DOWN
1   Enigmatic in-charge relieved unceremoniously from the duty of coining (7)
2   Why woo, going topless, a deadly monster? (5)
3   Watchtower as tall as yak endlessly (7)
5   Material of government agency ends daily (7)
6   Arrive at the scene of action immediately (2,3,4)
7   Fish, drink we consume, if allowed (7)
8   A filthy place is a hindrance to probe (6)
13 Broken chair with 50% of alteration. It makes a medley of sounds (9)
16 Setter is not associated with sanitary engineer for tantric diagrams (7)
17 Ascetic returned bare with appeal for ultimate peace (7)
18 They may be civil misdeeds (6)
19 Late blight on that woman’s skin (7)
20 Number? Fifty in number, please! (7)
23 Person in the street, if not in the side view (5)

Across Lite version can be downloaded from the link at KKR 16

Enjoy.

The Sunday Crossword No 3001, Sunday 24 Jun 2018


ACROSS
1   Objection with pressure losing initial support (8) BUTTRESS {BUT}{sTRESS}
5   Pair with one child in place of captivity (6) PRISON {PR}{1}{SON}
9   Satisfied about arrangement of nice easy job (8) SINECURE {S{NICE*}URE}
10 Parts of barrels, tons in stores (6) STAVES {S{T}AVES}
12 Put down narrative poem (3) LAY [DD]
13 Revolutionary book in harmony with a line that's cool (11) UNEMOTIONAL {UN{TOME<=}ION}{A}{L}
14 Shout by old man in stand, great for football club (7,6) CRYSTAL PALACE {CRY}{STAL{PA}L}{ACE}
17 Complete reconstruction of barn to do with farm (4-3-6) ROOT-AND-BRANCH {BARN+TO+DO}*{RANCH}
21 Contrast in excellence (11) DISTINCTION [DD]
22 Speak softly? Successful move in hearing (3) COO (~coup)
23 Beginning to rig inquiry partially (6) ORIGIN [T]
24 Vibrant instinct reflected in angry speech (8) RESONANT {R{NOSE<=}ANT}
25 Cheers ruler is receiving (6) TAKING {TA}{KING}
26 Alienate sergeant in disorder (8) ESTRANGE*

DOWN
1   Church building I left, entering unadorned area (8) BASILICA {BAS{I}{L}IC}{A}
2   Plant becomes brown and crinkly, finally (5) TANSY {TANS}{c...lY}
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3   Describe requirement after close vote (7) RECOUNT [DD]
4   Call universe complicated, making observation (12) SURVEILLANCE*
6   Temperature wrong in most of actual wine (7) RETSINA {RE{T}{SIN}Al}
7   Number watched gripping episode (9) SEVENTEEN {S{EVENT}EEN}
8   Edges of notice, somewhat loose, curl up (6) NESTLE {No..cE}{So...aT}{LoosE}
11 Mock actor's words about struggle with singular lack of courage (12) COWARDLINESS {CO{WAR}D}{LINES}{S}
15 Standard criticism after cart overturned (9) YARDSTICK {DRAY<=}{STICK}
16 Device controlling engine's power in time, hot and dry in part (8) THROTTLE {T}{H}{RO{TT}LE}
18 Work, fashionable one concerning belief (7) OPINION {OP}{IN}{1}{ON}
19 Conducted tribunal without ending bitterness (7) RANCOUR {RAN}{COURt}
20 Run into trouble, then appeal? That's clever (6) ADROIT {AD{R}O}{IT}
22 Series about hospital patient with odd parts omitted (5) CHAIN {C}{H}{pAtIeNt}

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