Sunday, 8 December 2013

Special, THC No 7723, Saturday 12 Jul 2003


1 Three answers per commenter (with annotations) upto 6 PM.
2 Guess from the clues who the setter is.


ACROSS
1 Bird of western Australia caught between poles (4)
3 Sharpness a bad tempered woman, sends in a bad way (10)
10 Cut short the movement of the dog's appendage (7)
11 Cardinal number to wrap up ten times (7)
12 Not educated enough to be acclaimed here (5)
13 Use this gearing device too much? (9)
14 Left helpless being castaway (8)
15 Vicious creatures (6)
18 Means of relieving the undesirable (6)
20 Unnecessary pointers to the south (8)
24 Moved across with great speed (4,1,4)
26 Listless dissatisfaction (5)
27 Beginner hesitates to commit to memory first (7)
28 Drew as conclusion from facts (7)
29 Be mesmerised to sell sterling differently (10)
30 Hand-me-down stuff (4)

DOWN
1 They run into minutes (7)
2 A rare apparatus to charge liquid with gas (7)
4 Holy aspiration permitted (8)
5 Regard as most valuable (6)
6 Entertained at evening meal (5)
7 He thinks I come first (7)
8 Sorrow displayed by Danes on a ship (7)
9 Irritated and made insane (8)
16 They have fiery temper in tone with their hair (8)
17 Men had energy enough to get the large herring here (8)
18 Deep continuous sounds like distant thunder (7)
19 Aid team intervene to reconcile somehow (7)
21 Castrated men employed in a harem (7)
22 Slid out of control (7)
23 Way of dressing the top (6)
25 Declare invalid (5)



Scanned copy of CW as it used to appear in the print edition in 2003



To attempt the CW on a separate page follow the link THC 7723

Enjoy
 

39 comments:

  1. 1A : Bird of western Australia caught between poles (4) SWAN {S{WA}N}

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  2. 1A-SWAN- (S) WA (Western Australia) (N)- S&N being poles
    10A- Cut short- Def.
    Cur- Dog
    Dog's appendage- tail

    1D- Seconds- CD

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  3. 10A : Cut short the movement of the dog's appendage (7) CURTAIL {CUR}{TAIL}

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  4. Compensating for 1A
    8D- Sadness
    Sorrow- Def
    {(Danes)SS}*

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  5. 3 Sharpness a bad tempered woman, sends in a bad way (10) {SHREW}{DNESS*}
    24 Moved across with great speed (4,1,4) MADE A DASH
    DOWN
    4 Holy aspiration permitted (8) {H}{ALLOWED}

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  6. 21D : Castrated men employed in a harem (7) EUNUCHS (E)

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  7. Compensating for 10A

    20A : Unnecessary pointers to the south (8) NEEDLESS {NEEDLES}{S}

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  8. 3A SHREWDNESS {shrew} (sends)*

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  9. 13A - OVERDRIVE [DD]
    14A - STRANDED [CD]
    30A - USED [CD]

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  10. 13A Use this gearing device too much? (9) OVERDRIVE ( CD)

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  11. 28 Drew as conclusion from facts (7) DEDUCED (E)

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  12. 27 Beginner hesitates to commit to memory first (7) {LEARN}{ER}

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  13. Compesating for 13A
    17D Men had energy enough to get the large herring here (8) {MEN}{HAD}{EN}

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  14. Compensating 14A
    19D MEDIATE (aid team)*

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    1. In the Anno we have two "A"s and single "E"

      In the solution we have two "E"s and single "A"

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    2. Anno's correct, but the clue's worded wrongly.

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  15. ACROSS
    14 Left helpless being castaway (8) STRANDED [2]
    DOWN
    9 Irritated and made insane (8) MADDENED [2]
    16 They have fiery temper in tone with their hair (8) REDHEADS [2]

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  16. 23 Way of dressing the top (6) HAIRDO
    25 Declare invalid (5) ANNUL

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  17. 23 D & 25 D clues

    12A Not educated enough to be acclaimed here (5) NOTED (T0

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  18. 29D SPELLBOUND Anag of (B+SELL+POUND)

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  19. Doesn't look like any of the setters we have seen since the time I started the blog. I do see shades of carelessness like ....

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  20. Agree with you fully. The level of difficulty as well as the level of correctness is totally different.

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  21. Colonel @ 2:27 : "I do see shades of carelessness like ...."

    ...November, Juliet ?

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  22. Leftovers

    Across - 15, 18, 26

    Down - 5, 18, 22

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  23. 15D: ESTEEM [DD]
    18D: RUMBLES. [DD]
    22D: SKIDDED [DD]

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  24. Quite straight-thinking compiers those days? Nowadays, the compilers are revamped with computerised parsing facilities and hence more circuitous and convoluted-- and Interesting?

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    1. Raju,
      Your answers deleted as there were no annotations, moreover the quota till 6 PM is 3 only whereas you have given 6 answers

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    2. Noted. Thanks. I have no serious knowledge of the technical annotations. Again, I thought normally once you have declared some as unsolved, the limit of three was not applicable. I abide by your rules

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    3. Please see the opening remarksin the main post.

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  25. 15A BRUTES (E)
    18A REMEDY (DD)
    26A ENNUI (E)

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  26. Thank you, Col for the Sunday Special.

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