Sunday, 21 January 2018

Special, Sunday 21 Jan 2018, Pay us Fair


Welcome to our new setter. Bouquets and Brickbats will be appreciated.

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

ACROSS
8   Bank communication doesn't require answer (4)
9   Seductress at club,filled with passion,becomes an animal (7,3)
10 Take notice of record players (6)
11 Indirect tax on jewellery and clothing (1-7)
12 The number of people  at the Last Supper later adopted new rite (8)
14 Small imp? That's my photo (6)
16 Some Mariachi song (4)
17 Agency replaces opera at the onset with adult comedy (5)
18 Main performer lying back in yoga video (4)
19 Work is done for scientist (6)
21 Champion’s power (8)
23 Husband is no spy, anyway this therapy will reveal one’s secrets (8)
26 Minx's wearing top that's transparent (6)
27 Wishing well? (3,3,4)
28 Time to stop and care (4)

DOWN
1   Last month, one duke had initially proposed at this spot and made out (10)
2   By the sound of it, the man's inordinately irate,could be a neurosis (8)
3   Repay a company hosting no- frills affair (6)
4   Superior illegally took 50% (4)
5   Upcoming poet sat sideways,displaying revulsion (8)
6   Rum, gin, ale or cordial? (6)
7   Tooth fairies are nocturnal givers, mainly (4)
13 Doctor runs with her essentially (5)
15 Lies and violations, every other theory dismissed (10) 
17 Did she find out about square root of -1? (8)
18 Criminal made tiny explosive (8)
20  Second article on sex chromosome and mental health (6)
22 Elegant European has sex appeal (6) 
24 Yellow to start with, and round, oddly like part of an egg (4)
25 Act... Quit taking drug for nothing (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at PUF 1

Enjoy.

78 comments:

  1. 1D: DECIPHERED DEC+I +P(HERE)+D
    12A:THIRTEEN TH(IRTE*)EN
    16A: ARIA T

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  2. 1D- Deciphered- Made out- {DEC(IP)(HERE)D}
    19A- Edison-Scientist-(IS DONE)*

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  3. 23a: hypnosis = (h+is+no+spy)*
    24d: yolk (Y+O+LiKe)
    18a: dynamite = (made+tiny)*

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  4. 7D- Fang- Tooth- FANG (First letters)

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  5. 18A : DIVA <==
    27A : ALL THE BEST [CD]
    28A : TEND {T END}

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  6. 14 across: SELFIE--(S)mall +imp=ELF + That's = IE

    6 down: GENIAL -GIN+ALE anagram. = cordial.

    13 down : NURSE--anagram of RUNS +H(E)R = doctor


    Welcome, PAY US FAIR - promising start. sets fair !

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  7. Replacement for 1D-
    13D- NURSE- Doctor (as a verb)- (RUNS)* E

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  8. 23a: hypnosis = (h+is+no+spy)*
    24d: yolk = (Y+O+LiKe)
    18d: dynamite = (made+tiny)*

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  9. 27a to "Pay Us Fair" for a good continuance.

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  10. 9A VAMPIRE BAT VAMP{IRE}BAT

    2D HYSTERIA HIS hp + (IRATE)*

    11A G-STRINGS GST+RINGS

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  11. 8A - RELY REL(-a)Y
    20D - SANITY {S}{AN}{IT}{Y}
    22D - POLITE {POL{IT}E}

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  12. Just the fare from Pay Us Fair to give us a serotonin kick and PUFf up our egos. Pay our compliments to you. GST on rings or on G-strings ? Ask Padman Paddy ! ?

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  13. Thanks for the entertainment 'Pay us Fair'! Great debut :)

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    1. It is HYSTERIA. You have to provide the annotation also like this (~his){HYS}{IRATE*}

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  15. Great Debut PUF! Keep 'em coming.

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  16. 17A: Agency replaces opera at the onset with adult comedy (5) F(-o)(A)RCE
    12A: The number of people at the Last Supper later adopted new rite (8) TH(IRTE*)EN. THEN: Later

    17D: Did she find out about square root of -1? (8) FIN(I){SHE}D. Root of (base of -1?) Squaring that is 1 =I?

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    1. Not sure about the wording of 17 Down. All other clues are well written.

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    2. I took it as (SHE+FIND)* around i
      Dwfinition Did
      Square root of -1 is represented by i(imaginary number)

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    3. I think it's (SHEFIND)* around i. Possibly, square root of -1 is imaginary number i

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    4. 'i' (mathematical representation)

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    5. The anno is (SHE FIND)* around i ,the square root of -1 =1

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    6. Square root of -1 is not 1, but 'i'.(representing imaginary) since it is not a real no.

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    7. I stand corrected. Forgot square root of -1 and didn't look it up. Good clue.

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  17. Nice and enjoyable. Does not seem like debut, may be debut only here.
    Keep them coming and thank you.

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    1. You are right Paddy. It is a joint grid by Supriya Mithal and Faten Ismail.

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    2. (SUPRIYA +FA)*=PAY US FAIR

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    3. Thank you Padmanabhan Sir ,it is our team debut in THCC , we have set another joint grid for Cryptic Crossroads under this pseudonym which is simply
      (FASUPRIYA)*

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    4. Vasant: Shukria for unveiling SUPRIYA +FA(teh Ismail ! I smiled and a fat thanks to the duo - who are part of 1 Across FB

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    5. Thank you, yes this was actually the second time we worked together on a grid, and it's always fun with Supriya :)

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  18. 10A: LISTEN (LIST + EN)
    21A: EXPONENT (dd)
    3D: AVENGE (A GE around eVENt)
    Lovely grid, Supriya and Fa! 17D was my COD with the very inconspicuous def and smooth surface.

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    1. Thanks Ramki ,and 17D was of course Faten's clue :)

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    2. Thanks Ramki, glad you liked it :)

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  19. Yet to be solved

    Across - 26

    Down - 4, 5, 15, 25

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    1. I have deleted your answer as Annotation was not provided

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  21. 26 A limpid
    Imp wearing lid

    25d step

    Stop -o + e

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  22. Clue at 26 down pertains to 25 down in the grid.

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  23. Great grid Supriya and Faten :)
    Loved Edison, deciphered

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  24. 15d

    Inventions

    Interventions - ter

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    1. Mona you need to specify where 'ter' comes from

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  25. Lies=Inventions!! Edison is growling.

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  26. Thank you 'Pay us Fair' (noce anagram) & Col.

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  27. Thank you Col Gopinath for featuring our grid , thank you all for participating and for your encouragement

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  28. Great puzzle Supriya Ma'am and Fa

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  29. I missed participating with everyone else, but just solved this now. Very nice puzzle. I got fooled by 7D for quite a while. I’m not sure I would have been able to parse 3D. That was tricky!

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  30. Thank you Col Gopinath for posting our grid, and thanks all for the feedback. This was fun. Hoping to set more grids with Supriya in the future :)

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