Monday, 15 August 2022

No 13635, Monday 15 Aug 2022, Vidwan

INDEPENDENCE DAY GREETINGS


Artwork by Prasanna



Rangoli by Gowri


Solution to 23A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
9   Most nuclear waste relocation in the east is messy (7) UNCLEAN {NUCLEAr}*{r...oN}
10 Restrain men at pub consumed by self-importance (7) EMBARGO {E{M}{BAR}GO}
11 Step out with fellow spending millions a month (9) SEPTEMBER {STEP*}{mEMBER}
12 Mocking right away like Greek? (5) IONIC IrONIC
13 Smell of inlet off western coast (4) REEK cREEK
14 Use a GPS slyly as surveillance tool (7) PEGASUS*
18 Lines up! Time to join army (6) ENLIST {LINES*}{T}
19 Colourless Marconi blanched up inside (6) ALBINO [T<]
22 Club occasionally appeared in Madras, way back (7) ARSENAL {mAdRaS}{LANE<=}
23 Freed of desire? Promiscuously single! (4) ?N?Y ()
27 One who doesn't drink has little to chirp (5) TWEET {T{WEE}T}
28 Background work by everyone, every year and for everyone (9) WALLPAPER {W}{ALL}{PA}{PER}
29 I'm corona (not the last) variant! (7) OMICRON {IM+CORONa}* &lit
30 Special kind of lens for a special lady's latest frame (7) ASPHERE {A}{SP}{HER}{f..mE}

DOWN
1   Found out about United Nations Security Council Resolution on radiation shield (9) SUNSCREEN {S{UNSCR}EEN}
2   Mouth organ music? (1,8) A CAPPELLA [GK]
3   Lesser, half-hearted passion (5) FEVER {FE(-w+v}VER} Half of W=V
4   Helped fit into finale (7) ENABLED {EN{ABLE}D}
5   Go back and host party again (7) RETREAT {RE-TREAT}
6   Without doubt, boy's soul travels around void occasionally (9) OBVIOUSLY {BOY+SOUL}* over {VoId}
7   Scene near a ground (5) ARENA*
8   Duke and Knight going bit sober in Scotland (5) DOUCE {D}{OUnCE}
15 A brisk walk through breaking waves on beach or some man-made stretch of grass (9) ASTROTURF {A}{S{TROT}URF}
16 Abductor or lullaby singing babysitter? (9) KIDNAPPER {KID NAPPER}
17 Sounds like a festival booking for priests (4,5) HOLY ORDER {(~holi)HOLY}{ORDER}  
20 Spirit of the masses? (3,4) RED WINE [CD]
21 Counter gold display (7) TABLEAU {TABLE}{AU}
24 Taming the most unbounded spirit (5) ETHOS {THE*}{mOSt}
25 Partly second-rate American news organisation (5) MEDIA {MEDIocre}{A}
26 Intiations of Eleusinian practices or philosophocal traditions for the beginner (5) EPOPT Acrostic &lit

Reference List
Men = M, Milliions = M, Right = R, Time = T, One who doesn't drink = TT, Work = W, Every year = PA(Per annum), Special = SP, Duke = D, Knight = N, American = A

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Special, Sunday 14 Aug 2022, Guns

It's unfortunate that this Crossword by GUNS (Cdr Ganapathi) could not be published before he left for his heavenly abode on 12th Aug. Better late than never. We were fortunate to have such a passionate Cruciverbalist at the ripe old age of 93. God Bless him. Hope he has a rocking time up there with Sankalak, Gridman and Raju.

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

(COMMENTS ENTERED WITH LESS THAN TWO ANSWERS/ANNOTATIONS WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT NOTICE, UNLESS THE COMMENTER SPECIFIES THAT IT IS A COMPENSATION FOR A REPEAT)


Enjoy.