Sunday, 29 April 2018

Special, Sunday 29 Apr 2018, Bruno


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


ACROSS
6   Politician, arrested by Indian Intelligence leaders’ yet to go free, but shows irreverence (7)
7   Find new place for children’s backyard play equipment after they regularly got lost (7)
9   Oregon’s first large symbol of resistance (5)
10 Shaky piece of furniture was returned to get a different piece of furniture (9)
11 Finish mice problem that is everywhere (7)
13 Party’s very creepy… but not everyone’s heading back (6)
15 One of a pair at the start (or the end) of a relation? (9,4)
19 Attraction to everybody’s natural, when topless (6)
20 Subjugate media’s work in advance (7)
22 That could measure distance traversed by taper over roof (9)
24 State banks quitting Chinese manufacturing position (5)
26 Please spend weekend day with one’s family while on vacation (7)
27 Discreet but quietly offensive book (7)
 
DOWN
1   In church is it a mistake to take cap off?  (4)
2   Settle with comfort around Europe (6)
3   Group’s extremely sexy (topless!) show (9)
4   Arm, cot, and phone (not pen), perhaps all that’s required to make friends here? (4-4)
5   Plant producing beer and butter visited by Republican one too many times… (6-4)
6   A type of chemical that gets one to be followed by any Romeo (6)
7   Gown comes with royal title (4)
8   Perhaps team could be magical when embracing exercise, at the start (6)
12 Question about building deal? Get engineer and go out together with the wives (6-4)
14 Husband supported salacious porn mag contained offensive article… (9)
16 Italian sweetie leaving University in Mauritius all agog (8)
17 Big, plain potatoes in Peru crossed with murphies, mainly (6)
18 Climb trail leading to Alps up North (6)
21 Restrained writer’s show? (4-2)
22 Children jumped off boats that overturned, to survive (4)
25 Professional at handling the heat? (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 16

Enjoy.

76 comments:

  1. 4d Arm, cot, and phcone (not pen), perhaps all that’s required to make friends here? (4-4)CHAT ROOM (ARM COT -pHO-n-e)*

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  2. 27a Discreet but quietly offensive book (7)P RUDE NT

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  3. 1D: (-l)APSE
    6A: IMPIETY I(MP)I+YET*
    11A: ENDEMIC END+MICE*

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  4. 12 down: DOUBLE DATE- question about= DOUBT +anagram of deal+ engineer=E .Go out together with the weives= DOUBLE DATE.

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  5. 20a Subjugate media’s work in advance (7)OP PRESS

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  6. 20 across; OPPRESS work= OP+media=press= OPPRESS = subjugate

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  7. 16 down: TIRAMISU __ MAURITI (_U)S== Italian sweet

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  8. anagram indicator= all agog from Mauritius (-U) above.

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  9. 19A Attraction to everybody’s natural, when topless (6) ALLURE ALL+[-pURE]
    26A Please spend weekend day with one’s family while on vacation (7) SATISFY {SAT}{I'S}{FamilY}
    18D Climb trail leading to Alps up North (6) ASCENT {A}{SCENT}

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  10. 19a: allure {ALL}{(-P)URE)} = attraction
    3d: syndicate {SexY}{(-I)NDICATE} = group

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  11. 3D- Syndicate- (SY)(Indicate- I)-Group

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  12. 9A- Omega- O mega- symbol of resistance (Greek letter)

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  13. 22d: stay {ya(-ch)ts<-} = survive

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  14. 15Across: One of a pair at the start (or the end) of a relation? (9,4)
    Quotation Mark - A Cryptic Definition.
    Nice Clue!

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  15. 14 down: Husband supported salacious porn mag contained offensive article… (9)
    Monograph
    H for husband supports anagram of porn mag containing o(from offensive?)

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    1. o is used as a diminutive. like aggro for aggressive person, servO for service station.

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    2. O for Offense or Offensive is a sports term I think...?

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  16. 6 Down: A type of chemical that gets one to be followed by any Romeo (6)
    Isomer
    one is I
    followed by Some which is any and R for Romeo.

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  17. 24AC NICHE* (SE are banks of state)
    14DN MONOGRAPH* (H PORN MAG O)

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    1. Prasad Taper=Peter(to diminish slowly and come to an end)

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    2. Thank you all for the anno. Though it had to be pedometer, I missed the dome part.

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  18. Nice puzzle!Quite Challenging and entertaining. For a long time couldnt anno 21D, then that a ha moment. Thanks Bruno!

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  19. Compensating for 19a:
    25d: chef (CD)

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  20. 7a REHOUSE (tree house -te)
    10a DEBATABLE (bed<- A table)
    13a soiree (so eerie -e <- )

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  21. 2D - BECALM {B{EC}ALM}
    8D - ELEVEN {ELVEN} over {E(-xercise)}
    17D - PAMPAS {PAPAS} over {M(-urphies)}

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  22. Replies
    1. Ok. online chambers doesnt have the word https://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=becalm&title=21st

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  23. Mona Sogal and Nishad Mustafa have started a new initiative. See below

    Calling all cruciverbalists to play the first ever Cryptic cup contest. It starts on the 29th of April, 2018 at 3 PM GMT.

    Download the app at crypticcup.com to play. Do remember that this is the first contest and it's a little rough around the edges. If you face any issues playing the game, feel free to let us know by
    * Emailing us at admin@crypticcup.com (or)
    * Commenting on this post (or)
    * Messaging us on facebook

    We hope you enjoy Cryptic Cup as much as we did making it for you.

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    1. I have downloaded the App. Contest is still to come up.

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    2. Says 3 pm GST- 8,30 pm IST.

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    3. Paddy, paying too many taxes??

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    4. Please guide me throught he steps to down load . I tried, it takes me here and there and everywhere !

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    5. Taxes- you name it, they have it! Anything ending T will be a tax. Question is where do all the taxes go?!

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    6. It's an app to be downloaded on the phone

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    7. Raju:On your smart phone, if it is an Android, go to play store, search for Cryptic Cup. Download.

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    8. Weary of any ad based app. Will wait for a pay app at decent rates.

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    9. Thanks, Vasant & Deepak. I was trying onmy Laptop.

      I'll try on my Samsung smartphone; but will it be easy to solve in such a small space?

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    10. Raju, if your PC/Laptop is INtel based and minimum 3gb then you can try any of the android emulators like andyos.

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    11. Hi Guys,

      This is Nishad here. Mona and I worked together to create the Cryptic Cup app.

      @Deepak Gopinath, Thank you for sharing this on THCC.

      @raju, It's not a conventional crossword grid. So yes, once the contest starts you can see how it works and you'll find that it works quite well for the small screen.

      @sree_sree I totally get you. We don't serve ads. Both Mona and I are from groups like this and I'd like to believe that this app is something built by people like us for people like us. Hope you enjoy playing it.

      If you want to be alerted of future contests, do follow the updates on the Cryptic Cup facebook page
      https://facebook.com/crypticcup/

      Looking forward to all your feedback.

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    12. Thank you, Col. Gopinath for posting this. Really appreciate your encouragement.

      Nishad and I are looking forward to your participation and subsequent feedback to enhance our game..

      Thanks :)

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    13. Hi folks,

      The contest is now live. Happy Solving :)

      Nishad

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    14. Hey all,

      The Contest is now Live and will be up till May 4th, 2018. Happy Solving !!

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    15. Mona, Nishad:Great work!
      Only problem is that you have to solve stand alone clues. Would appeal to many. I am old fashioned and always like a grid to solve.
      Neverthless great initiative.

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    16. I tried it and scored 5th rank. I could solve only 14 out of 15. The one I could not solve: steel container(6).

      A good job by the team. New experience for me. Thank you Col.

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    17. Vasant - thanks .., appreciate your feedback

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  24. 21D- Pent up-Restrained
    writer- Pen
    I am not able to get the other half- from show?

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    1. Thank you Prasad & Vasant. Looks simple now and wonder how I missed it.

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  25. 5D RUBBER TREE
    Def = plant
    (BEER+BUTTER)* around R (visited by Republican) -T (one too many times)

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  26. Super Grid Bruno, thanks.
    Many nice clues - SATISFY and CHAT ROOM were my favourites!

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  27. Thanks Bruno. Got browned off with a few tricky crumbs, but loved the ' quotation mark and double date. However, one need not have wives duing double dates ; could be good common friends on an outing with the respective girl- frineds ?

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    1. couple: "two people or things of the same sort considered together" dictionary meaning. doesn't have to be girl friends!!!

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    2. It will beo so, until some clause in the consitution is repaled !

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    3. This blog may not be right place to debate. But not required. What is being asked is a legal aid to social stigma. That section is not relevant for dating anyway.

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    4. Agree... it could be any partner but def can be specific right...?

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    5. Definition is specific..wp is bang on!Great clue, I thought.

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  28. Too late to get in on this live during the night, but I enjoyed it over breakfast this morning! 3D was a fave.

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    1. Welcome any time. As long as do the CW and enjoy it, it's fine.

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    2. Thank you Colonel and all...

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    3. Fraser:We have very less of you here!
      It would be nice if you come here on week days as well & comment. I dont know if you follow the The Hindu Crossword.

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  29. 1a IMPIETY (I (ndian) MP I (ntelligence) ETY (yet anagram)
    11a ENDEMIC (END (Finish) EMIC (mice anagram)
    19a ALLURE (ALL - EverbodY + URE (Pure - P)

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    1. Gowri..great!But do come on time to post your answers.

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