Sunday, 17 December 2017

Special, Sunday 17 Dec 2017, Dr Satyen Nabar


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


ACROSS
1   Frostiness at Trump's inauguration in city of refinement (6)
4   In the middle of a dingy back road (6)
9   CBI rogue starts to make weapon of mass destruction (1,1,1,1)
10 Stupid people hosting social return with devices for practical joke (5, 5)
11 High-octane drama (3-3)
12 Argue vigorously to seize destructive rebel (8)
13 Leave to avoid paying for kebab over a roll (2, 1, 6)
15 Getting on with some scumbag editor (4)
16 Dash into sleazy bar (4)
17 Conspiring secretly? Ancient ruler shouts (2, 7)
21 Display husky meal (8)
22 Understanding some can be slow on it? (6)
24 Replace too complicated order of insects (10)
25 Drawback about nationalist rule (4)
26 Parties with nurses (6)
27 Restrained violent nut in high spirits (4-2)

DOWN
1   Lack of toilet! Manage? Impossible (2, 3, 2)
2   Mark of separation-- Man in stupor (5)
3   One who Chinese primarily cast out? It can’t be put another way (7)
5   Might border on chaos (6)
6   Bold action by revolutionary leftist party enthrals mob (7-2)
7   Sovereign leader of Pakistan escorted and overthrown (7)
8   Ironically put this to probe mouth ulcer (6-2-5)
14 What Don Juan has -- Nystagmus perhaps? (6, 3)
16 Missile away! Move quickly from hiding (4, 3)
18 Excessively praise, perhaps laud team endlessly (7)
19 Accepted scene with revolutionary wordplay (5, 2)
20 One that persistently clings to troublemaker breaking contract (6)
23 Namely, what to do with broken down vehicle (2, 3)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 17

Enjoy.

61 comments:

  1. 15AC AGED T
    2DN COM[M]A
    18DN ADULATE[-d]*

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  2. 27 across: PENT UP--- Pep=high spirits + NUT

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  3. 20d One that persistently clings to troublemaker breaking contract (6)L(IMP)ET

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  4. NUT violent= anagram. pressed publish in a hurry by mistake ! sorry. PENT UP= restrained.

    7 own: TOPPLED- Sovereing= TOP+ P= leaer of Pakistan+ escorted= LED -- Toppled =overthrown

    4 down: AMIDST= in the middle of --- a dinghy= AMIST + road= ST

    Good beginning , I suppose.

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  5. typo again ! dinghy to read dingy ! I hurried up slowly . Sorry. Too many distractions around. My humble three through ! Thanks Doc for a hopefully challenging rest of the grid !

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    1. Hi Raju! One of my earliest crosswords made in early 2016. Of course have reworked the clues. Hope it proves challenging enough for you :)

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    2. Whre have you been hiding them from being published sine 2016? Yeah, a bit on the cheeky side what with ROVING EYES and all that ! I finished it in 4o minutes with distractions from the wifey ! Wonderful wordplay. clue of my day is I.C.B.M a la comrade Kim of North Korea

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    3. That was pretty fast! Not hiding them :) Have sent them to Col for publication at convenience.

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  6. 24 a Replace too complicated order of insects (10) COLEOPTERA*

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  7. 24a COLOPTERA (Replace too*)
    8dn TONGUE-IN-CHEEK [CD]
    16d DART OFF DD?

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  8. 9A- ICBM- Weapons of mass destruction
    CBI rogue- ICB
    Starts to make- M
    18D- Adulate- (Adul Tea)*- Excessively praise
    22A- Uptake- DD

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  9. 9a CBI rogue starts to make weapon of mass destruction (1,1,1,1)(I C B)* M(-ARK)

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    1. Again the same pinch including time!

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  10. 1A Frostiness at Trump's inauguration in city of refinement (6) N(ICE + T)Y
    3D One who Chinese primarily cast out? It can’t be put another way (7) TIBETAN (IT CAN’T BE* – C)
    14D What Don Juan has -- Nystagmus perhaps? (6, 3) ROVING EYE (2 defs.)
    Great puzzle, Doc! I got fooled for a bit in 1A since I at first thought the city was Nice.

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  11. 11 High-octane drama (3-3)ACT ONE*

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  12. 10A: BOOBY TRAPS (PARTY<< in BOOBS)
    17A: IN CAHOOTS (INCA HOOTS)
    23D: TO WIT (TOW IT)

    Nice crossie Doc! TONGUE IN CHEEK was my COD :)

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  13. 1d no can do
    15a aged (t)
    16a dive DD dash into//sleazy bar

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  14. Still to go...

    Across 12, 13, 21, 25

    Down 5, 6, 19

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  15. Loved this high-octane puzzle! Thanks Doc. :)

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  16. Nice one Doc. Thank you.
    Really- not with tongue in cheek!

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  17. Still to go...

    Across 12, 13, 21, 25

    Down 6, 19

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  18. 13 across DO (A RUN)NER
    Doner= kabab

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  19. 6 down DERRING* DO
    Derring is an anagram of a grinder (revolutionary) (?)

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  20. CGB at 12:43

    My take...RING (mob)in DER (reversal for RED) + DO (party)

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  21. Enjoyed doing 12A after a long try. Nicely done.

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  22. Taking liberty since only 2 left
    21 across BRAN DISH

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    1. Great! Thank you all... have a great holiday :)

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  24. And finally
    The ROVING EYE of the reporter.
    Yes it is just another case of someone having spoken TONGUE IN CHEEK.
    No need for any ICBM.
    No need to check for BOOBY TRAPS.
    No need to BRANDISH any weapon.
    Yes. No GUERILLA is going to DART OUT.
    Reporter: There is no skirmish in the TIBETAN border.
    The UPTAKE by channels is rapid.

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  25. Missed doing yesterday. Could solve only now. Great set of clues. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks Dr.

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    1. Thanks Vasant! Glad you could solve today. Was strange not having you around!

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    2. Yes. There was a plant breakdown. Was in plant from 6.0 AM to 7.0 PM

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