Sunday, 8 April 2018

Special, Sunday 08 Apr 2018, Cryptic XI


The Cryptic XI this time around are (Ajeesh V M, Akshay Bhandarkar, Amrita Majumdar, Faten Ismail, Kaustav Datta, Manju Bajaj, Mona Sogal, Satyen Nabar, Shashwat Sinai Salgaocar, Vinod Raman, Viresh Ratnakar )

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


ACROSS
8   Love to stop corruption in essence (4)
9   A hint of strawberry layer can be found in this spoonful of ice cream? (5)
10 Piece of music created with love and some passion, by you and me (4)
11 Awareness of biopsy checklist (6)
12 Rolling Stones played for all, having Charlie and Keith originally (8)
13 Cafe made lip-smacking sandwiches (4)
14 Person filled with darkness, drawn to the lies circulated about you (10)
15 A section of the army, barring Andrew, at odds (7)
17 A small peek in the end at nude dancer sideways (7)
20 Graduate at college to fuss over agent (6,4)
23 Accent of ill-tempered Turkish leader (4)
24 Wanting wife's naughty kiss below pillars (8)
25 Some rude Bristolian scattered rubbish (6)
26 Don't allow red mark (4)
27 Family affair (5)
28 For starters, Oliver loves eating oriental spread (4)

DOWN
1   I'm not sure about taking time out for a French chap (8)
2   Perhaps tricks of selling treats at Xmas? (8,7)
3   Estimate value of glasses sold without case (6)
4   Heard, you are in bed, extremely lovely and debonair (7)
5   Bob, invaluable head of R&D, sacked? That's not true (8)
6   Propose reserve after company begins to forfeit payment in large volume (6-5, 4)
7   Risk having university students shot (6)
16 Oscar's out of rum - so I gifted this alcoholic beverage (8)
18 Instrument's high price overwhelmed everyone (8)
19 Have party on board (7)
21 Baby sadly caught a cold in father's office (6)
22 Confused about deal to adopt daughters? (6)

Across Lite version can be accessed at CRYPTIC XI 3

Enjoy.

49 comments:

  1. 22d Confused about deal to adopt daughters? (6)A (DD) LED*

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  2. 19d Have party on board (7)POSSE SS

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  3. 7d Risk having university students shot (6)B (ULL) ET

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  4. 2D:STOCKING FILLERS (TRICKS OF SELLING)*

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  5. 27a ISSUE [DD]
    25a DEBRI [T]
    28a OLEO [Acrostic]

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  6. 25 acfoss: DEBRIS-- ruDEBRIStolian. Rubbish= debris

    10 across: OPUS --- love=O+P from passion +US- you and me--- piece of music

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  7. 1D Monsieur
    (I'm not sure -t)*

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  8. 21dn ABBACY a c(old) in Abby (baby)

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  9. 10 A OPUS Piece of music created with love(O) and some passion (P), by you and me (US)(4)
    15A BRIGADE A section of the army, BaRrInG AnDrEw, at odds (7)

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  10. 18D Calliper
    Price* around all

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  11. 28 across; OLEO-- margarine= spread; Oliver+Loves+ Eating+ Oriental

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    1. OLEO is already done by MB. Take another one Raju.

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    2. Thanks, Doc. but I'd rather let any one else to try. My satisfsction is total. I'm already punck drunk with my two tots !

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  12. 23a- LILT=accent
    ILL (tempered) + T(Turkish leader)

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  13. 10A- Opus- Piece of music- O P US

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  14. 20a: baking soda {ba}{kings}{oda<-} = agent

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  15. 3d- ASSESS= Estimate the value of
    glasses sold (T)

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  16. ACROSS
    9 A hint of strawberry layer can be found in this spoonful of ice cream? (5) S/COOP
    14 Person filled with darkness, drawn to the lies circulated about you (10) SILHO(U)ETTE*(to the lies)* about U
    24 Wanting wife's naughty kiss below pillars (8) OBELISKS (KISS+BELO[-w])*

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  17. 12 Across: Rolling Stones played for all, having Charlie and Keith originally (8)
    Rockfall.
    anagram of for all insert C & K Charlie and Keith Oiginally

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  18. 6 Down: Propose reserve after company begins to forfeit payment in large volume (6-5, 4)
    Coffee-table book
    company is co
    F from Forfeit(begins to)
    Payment is fee
    Propose is table
    Reserve is Book.
    Phew!

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  19. 16d: digestif [{so+i+gifted}-o]*

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  20. 17 Across: A small peek in the end at nude dancer sideways (7)
    Askance
    A is A
    S from Small
    K from peeK(in the end)
    Ance from dANCEr(nude dancer)

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  21. Replacing 26a
    5d: specious {s}{p(-r)ecious}

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  22. The gridfill is by a group of eclectic compilers and this is clearly evinced by the depths to which they have gone, This could have been the reason for a one too many telescopic clues? Who is the final setter and creator of the Grid ? Fantastic Finished this very engrossing crossword with a lot of satisfaction of having spent a hot Sunday morning so productively. Thanks to the Col and the CRYPTIC XI !

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    1. Ajeesh is the architect. A big thanks to him for co-ordinating with everyone!

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    2. Great work Ajeesh as well as all the other 10 setters!
      Great team work!

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    1. both french words. one is spiritual ego and the other material ego.

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    2. Prasad you are truly fantastic!
      Your sense of connection..between words, clues, language is truly outstanding!

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  24. 10a: OPUS - (o)(p....)(us)
    15a: BRIGADE: (b.r.i.g)(a.d.e.)
    7d: BULLET: b(u.....)(ll)et

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  25. are 11a,12a,13a by single setter of c(ha)osmic order?

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    1. 12A Rolling Stones played for all hosting cecilio AND KAPONO originally.

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    2. Just thght a better surface. C&K is a music group

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    3. That might be so. Not my clue but Charlie Watts and Keith Richards were part of the band. So completely relevant. Not Cecilio and Kapono in any way.

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  26. All done and dusted. Thank you Cryptic XI

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