Sunday, 9 March 2014

Special, Sunday 09 Mar 2014, Mac


Welcome to Mac our new setter.

Three answers per commenter (with annotations) till 6 PM.



ACROSS
1. Arrangement for every variation (11)
7. Bizarre drink (3)
9. Hatred for an element (not Sulphur) (5)
10. Optimal location for toffee jar (5,4)
11. Durbana really fetching city (5,4)
12. Jumbo tooth? (5)
13. People you might meet around 11? (7)
15. Fuse an egg, say (4) 
18. Drug addict is sure to change (4)
20. The Maliks - Anju, Anuhold capital (3,4)
23. Make a lass dance (5)
24. More nervous hag involved in a row (9)
26. Contemptuous comeback pierces second-grade leader (9)
27. African antelopenot your average land animal, for starters (5) 
28. English soldiers show character (3)
29. Being steadfast, chaste nuns shaken by sex, at first (11)

DOWN
1. Oversees removal of fraud for positive results (8) 
2. Colourful sights disguised as brown, with a hint of indigo (8)
3. Emasculate Ban-Ki Moon, for instance? (5)
4. Postulates an article about pressure (7)
5. Ipecac mixed with potassium is used for swellings (7)
6. Food I turn to, in frenzy (9)
7. Exotic parrot is a bird of prey (6)
8. Vishnu's fishy avatar? (6)
14. Examples of fashionable positions (9)
16. Zuckerberg, for one, owns a country (8)
17. Requests for exceptional teen star (8)
19. Wine boxes returned without casing (7)
20. A bit short, dwarf is beset by extreme sufferin' (7)
21. Currency of leading country (not Russia) can be utilised (6)
22. Manual misused by graduate (6)
25. Bacon cheese sandwichesan excellent source of protein (5)


To attempt the CW on a separate page follow the link MAC 1

Enjoy.

55 comments:

  1. 17D :. Requests for exceptional teen star (8) ENTREATS (TEEN STAR)*

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  2. Welcome, Mac

    7a RUM 2
    18a USER*

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  3. 14D :. Examples of fashionable positions (9) INSTANCES (IN+STANCES)

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  4. 27. African antelope – not your average land animal, for starters (5) N Y A L A
    7. Exotic parrot is a bird of prey (6) RAPTOR*
    22. Manual misused by graduate (6) ALUMNA*

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  5. 27A :. African antelope – Not Your Average Land Animal, for starters (5) NYALA (Acronym)

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  6. Welcome to the community Mac!

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  7. 6D :. Food I turn to, in frenzy (9) NUTRITION (I TURN TO IN)*

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  8. 29.A Being steadfast, chaste nuns shaken by sex, at first (11) STAUNCHNESS {chaste nuns* s(ex) }

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  9. 12. A. IVORY
    8. D. MATSYA .LIT.

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  10. Neat crossword Mac :)

    26A. Contemptuous comeback pierces second-grade leader (9) {B}{EMOC<-}{KING}
    16A. Zuckerberg, for one, owns a country (8) SUR{1}NAME
    19D. Wine boxes returned without casing (7) (-s)RETSINA(-c)<-

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    1. 16A : Zuckerberg. If I may, Sandhya Ma'am :-) Please see the link given below.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuckerberg

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    2. @MS: Thanks for the info!
      Zuckerberg: German surname meaning - sugar mountain :)

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    3. The above link is for the benefit of those who wonder how SURNAME is appearing in the Annotation.

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    4. ...and the link was certainly not meant for Sandhya Ma'am ! :)

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    5. Thanks, Sandhya
      @MB, To be honest, I didn't research it that much. Just picked out one of the most famous surnames around :). "Sugar mountain" does conjure up a hilarious image, though.

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    1. Paddy it is {SWEET S}{POT} Toffee = SWEETS and jar = POT

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    2. It wasn't intended to be broken down as toffee = sweets ... (plurality issue).
      But as a whole, toffee jar = sweets pot

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  12. My 3

    1D - (-con+pro)PRODUCTS
    2D - RAINBOWS {AS+BROWN+I}*
    3D - {UN}{MAN}

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    1. 3. Emasculate Ban-Ki Moon, for instance? (5) {UN}{MAN}

      Not getting the link btn UNMAN and BAN-Ki-Moon, Sir !

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    2. UN General Secretary Ban-ki-moon. Get it now?

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    3. Secretary-General, not Gen Sec.

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  13. 28a ETA English TA territorial army

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  14. With the amount of money Zuckerberg's invested to buy What's app, he sure can buy a country too.

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  15. 1A: (PER)(MUTATION)
    11A:URBAN AREA(T){dURBAN A REAlly}

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  16. Reply to MB's 12:56(Not getting the link for Reply): Ban- Ki Moon is the secretary General of UN hence UN MAN.

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  17. Oops, didn't see Colonel's reply.

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  18. Good Crossword, Mac!Nice Debut.

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  19. I would say it's fantastic ! Keep it up, Mac. Most of us think that T clues are the easiest to spot but 11 Across proved otherwise ! Subsequently 13 Across remained unsolved till now !

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  20. 4D. Asserts A >STRESS (SSERTS)
    20D. Smidgen MIDGE in SN
    21D. Usable USA RUBLE without RU ?

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    1. Anno I had for 21D is US ABLE (for can). But what is the role of Russia?

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    2. Nice solve.
      USA RUBLE - RU (Russia) is correct!

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    3. 20D : My Anno for SMIDGEN is {S(MIDGEt)N}

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  21. 13A TOWNIES (CD)
    15A KNIT (~NIT)

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  22. Initially I did not quite get the correct anno for 21D since the leading country came in the way (Also I was more familiar with the spelling as Rouble)
    Well done Mac. You have made a good start. Now keep them coming. And of course,thank you Col.

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  23. Of late, Col Sir, has found a way to catch skilful new setters like Exa (Aakash Sridhar), Rainmon (V M Ajeesh) and now Mac (Mr X) as of now ! Thanks to Col Sir and The Three Musketeers !!

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    1. Should it be 'thanking' or 'thanks to' ?! I will leave it to them :-)

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  24. Exa was last seen on 19th Jan 2014. Wish he would make an appearance soon !

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