Sunday, 18 March 2018

Special, Sunday 18 Mar 2018, Puzzle Lovers XI


Welcome to The Puzzle Lovers XI (Ami Deokar, Amit Mehta, Ashit Hegde, Ashwini Nabar, Harshad Argekar, Jysotsna Deo, Mukund Jagannathan, Paul Ferreira, Satyen Nabar, Suresh Hemrajani, Vishnu Madhav) All except Paul Ferreira are doctors.

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


ACROSS
9   Commander's endless praise for a novice (7)
10 Note seen, one about being representative (7)
11 Afflicted by Parkinsonism? It tenaciously emerges (7)
12 Avoiding contact with a community (7)
13 Become suspicious when I escape the noose after taking ecstasy in increasing sizes (5, 1, 3)
15 Watch around endless edge for raptor's nest (5)
16 Do brides love to dress? Quite the opposite (7)
19 Wet towel to wash and wear (4-3)
20 Bonds with kin destroyed in case of liabilities (5)
21 Doors are unlocked! Come one, come all here? (4, 5)
25 Ticket for one who attests perhaps? (7)
26 A scapegoat! That might perhaps describe Jack in nursery rhyme? (4, 3)
28 Dirty building with rodent problem (7)
29 After work, Belgian reporter left Indiana for Ohio and started enjoying (3, 4)

DOWN
1   A ship in the Soviet Union today to get liqueur (6)
2   Learn to drink alcohol (6)
3   Spoilt child runs in club (4)
4   Smooth strategy with a rook (6)
5   President missing, madam played a role and made an impression (8)
6   Wicked have gone bankrupt (10)
7   Fixture on flight reportedly to observe staff (5-3)
8   Room for oarsman at the back of ferry (8)
14 What pride demands? The best part (5, 5)
16 Supplies served left one bewildered (8)
17 Businessman wearing stars' outfits (8)
18 Vain to make these excursions? (3, 5)
22 Ridiculously iffy say, it's usually destroyed (6)
23 Important to actively push next frontiers (6)
24 My note analyzing ancestral word (6)
27 Strip of wood, one cut out from heavy bamboo stick (4)

Across Lit version can be accessed at Puzzle Lovers XI - 1

Enjoy.

58 comments:

  1. 24d My note analyzing ancestral word (6)ETYMON*

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  2. 3d Spoilt child runs in club (4) BRAT :: B(R)AT
    21a Doors are unlocked! Come one, come all here? (4,5) OPEN HOUSE
    14d What pride demands? The best part (5,5) LION'S SHARE

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  3. 22D Ridiculously iffy say, it's usually destroyed (6)EFFIGY EG IFFY*

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  4. 4d Smooth strategy with a rook (6)PLAN A R

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  5. 20A LINKS KIN* in LiabilitieS
    25A VOUCHER [DD]
    16D DELIVERS {SERVED l I}*

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  6. 11ac smitten (T) parkinoniSM IT TENaciously

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  7. 13ac smell a rat - e in all ( lms) +lariat - i

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    1. I think it is e in SML: Small, Medium & large (Increasing Sizes)

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    2. Yes that is correct Vasant. That was how the setter intended it.

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    3. Sorry. Not seen the previous comments.

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  8. 26a: fall guy (CD)
    23d: urgent {URGE}{NexT}

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  9. 5dn impacted (pimp-President) +acted(played a Role)

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    1. I think Madam is PIMP; to remove P( President) from PIMP=IMP

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  10. 13ac smell a rat - e in sml (lms)+ lariat-i

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  11. 15A - EYRIE {EY{RI(-m)}E}
    19A - DRIP DRY {DRIP} {DRY}
    27D - LATH LATH(-i)

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  12. 10A Note seen, one about being representative (7) MI + MET + I + C
    12A Avoiding contact with a community (7) A + SOCIAL
    29A After work, Belgian reporter left Indiana for Ohio and started enjoying (3, 4) GO + TINT(in) + O (Ohio = O?)

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    1. O = Ohio in The Chambers Dictionary Fraz. Have confirmed it. In the Chambers Crossword dictionary though, Ohio abbrev is OH.

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  13. Enjoyed solving. TPL May scale IPL.

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    1. From all the setters...Thanks Prasad :)

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  14. 9A:ADMIR(-e)+A+L
    5A: -(p)IMP+ACTED
    8D:SCULLER+Y

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    1. 5D is done already Vasant. Take another

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  15. Excellent Puzzle! Must have been difficult to compile with so many setters.

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    1. It was a breeze actually Vasant thanks. All the setters responded enthusiastically!

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  16. We have a taskmaster to ensure we don't step out of line๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  17. 13 Become suspicious when I escape the noose after taking ecstasy in increasing sizes (5, 1, 3) Smell a rat

    sml = increasing sizes...How please?

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    1. Ok! Got it courtesy Vasant's post @ 12:02 pm

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  18. An intoxicating Doctors Special today! Enjoyed it. :)

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    1. On behalf of all the setters, thanks Mukundala! :)

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  19. 16A: DISROBE (brides+o)*, "do" as anagrind, "dress? just the opposite" is def - nice clue!
    1D: CASSIS (A SS in CIS), reminded me of the "sirop de cassis", a favourite of Hercule Poirot
    7D: STAIR ROD (hp stare + rod), flight refers to flight of stairs
    Enjoyable crowdsourcing :)

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    1. Thanks Ramki from all the setters! :)

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  20. Last three
    Across - 28
    Down - 17, 18

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    1. A great debut by DAB HANDS!!!
      Well done!

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    2. Thnks KKR :)... from all of us!

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  22. All done and dusted thank you Puzzle Lovers XI

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  23. 15a: eyrie – ey e(watch) around ri (endless brim – edge)
    25a: voucher (dd)
    4d: planar – plan(strategy)+a+r(ook)
    5d: impacted – (p)imp+acted(played a roll)am I correct?

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    1. Dr Krishnamoorthy, For Sunday Specials each commenter is permitted to give three answers only

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  24. A very brief intro to Puzzle lovers XI..

    Ami Deokar, Paediatrician
    Amit Mehta, Orthopaedic surgeon
    Ashit Hegde, Intensivist
    Ashwini Nabar, Gynaecologist
    Harshad Argekar, Orthopaedic surgeon
    Jyostna Deo, Dermatologist
    Mukund Jagannathan, Plastic Surgeon
    Paul Ferreira, Pilot
    Satyen Nabar, Orthopaedic surgeon
    Suresh Hemrajani, Ophthalmologist
    Vishnu Madhav, Orthopaedic surgeon

    Thank you all!

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    1. For our info, what does an Intensivist specialise in?

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    2. Intensive care in the ICU, Sir

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    3. Team of cruciverbalists performing crucial operation!

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    4. For a change, we have to dissect!

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    5. It is a great team of setters

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    6. Thanks for the kind words Vasant! This will gladden the hearts of all the setters indeed :)

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  25. Missed all the fun. Came back late and solved.
    Nice enjoyable CW and a great effort Doc.- for us, Doc. is only Dr.SN.

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  26. Most enjoyable grid! Thanks you Doctors and not to forget the pilot !!!

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