Sunday, 27 May 2018

Special, Sunday 27 May 2018, K Koteswar Rao


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

“END OFF THE WORD” CROSSWORD

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Each solution must be entered in the grid leaving the last letter. The Enums referred in brackets at the end of the clue are actual from out of which you have to drop the last letter. 


To illustrate, if the answer to a clue with ENU (5) is TODAY, you will enter TODA

All the dropped letters are jumbled and will help in answering the FINAL question at the end of the clues. Happy solving!


ACROSS
8   Perhaps teleplay on bug (3,6)
9   Difficult day spent shortly due to breathing problem (7)
10 Operation Spy Copy? (3-4)
11 Taking more than one medicine playing drum with guilt (9)
12 Excellent? Substandard, out of bounds – rejected (5)
13 No, no. Charlie perhaps is lacking qualities of protagonist (3-8)
15 Fruit drink (5,3)
16 Mark of approbation received by the rocket launching centre from island village of Greece (8)
18 Coterie sits around one following mysterious doctrines (11)
19 The target missed that ugly bird (5)
20 Second number takes back expression of regret over blunder in kitchen utensil (4,5)
22 Is a constellation rejecting a line on a map? (7)
23 Sick lad translates the poetry of Scandinavian bards (7)
24 The renouncer hurriedly began rejecting schedule (9)

DOWN
1   Spirit of the sea’s grave lies at the bottom of the ocean (4,6,6)
2   Surprise from clear sky? (1,4,4,3,4)
3   Cry of punter – perhaps careless (11)
4   Brilliant over by one having bill (8)
5   Go out of worshipping mental images (5)
6   Language mistake – That’s not intended! (1,4,2,3,6)
7   This commentator has no first-hand information (2,8,6)
14 Except one, main episodes telecast are filled with emotion (11)
17 Cha mixed as mantra for a Wisconsin community? (8)
21 Private makes revolutionary increase absorbing cream (5)

FINAL QUESTION: (Answer to this question to be given only after all the solutions have been revealed )

Increasing the speed is of rightful importance (12,3,2,7)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 15

Enjoy.

77 comments:

  1. acrosslite version is different?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My laptop had crashed and I did this from another laptop. I have removed the link will update it shortly

      Delete
    2. Checked Col. It is the correct one. Thanks.

      Delete
  2. 11A: MULTIDRU(G): (DRUM+GUILT)*
    2D:A BOLT FROM THE BLU(E): CD

    ReplyDelete
  3. 6D: A SLIP OF THE TONGU(E): C & DD

    ReplyDelete
  4. Making up for 11A:
    24A:ABNEGATO(R) BEGAN*+ROTA<

    ReplyDelete
  5. 13A : NON HEROICA[L] [NO NO CHARLIE]*
    18A : ESOTERICIS[T] [COTERIE SITS]*
    3Dn : PERFUNCTOR[Y] [CRY OF PUNTER]*

    ReplyDelete
  6. 3d: perfunctory {cry of punter}* = careless

    ReplyDelete
  7. 13a: non-heroica(-l) {NO NO CHARLIE)* = lacking qualities of protagonist

    ReplyDelete
  8. 19 across EGRE(T)--- (-th)e (-ta)rget- that

    ReplyDelete
  9. 1D:Spirit of the sea’s grave lies at the bottom of the ocean (4,6,6)
    Davy Jones's Locke(r)
    A Cryptic Definition
    7D:This commentator has no first-hand information (2,8,6)
    An Armchair Criti(c)
    Another Cryptic Definition
    14D:Except one, main episodes telecast are filled with emotion (11)
    Empassione(d)
    anagram(telecast) of "Main Episodes;remove one of the i's(Except one)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Commendable solving skills, Srinidhi!
      Keep it up!

      Delete
  10. 14 down: EMPASSIONE(D) anagram of Ma(i)n EPISODES .

    ReplyDelete
  11. 15 across; LEMONTE(A) fruit+Lemon+ tea + drink

    ReplyDelete
  12. 22a: isogra(-m) {is}{argo<-(=constrllation)}{m(=map)} = a line on the map

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK Sir. Satisfied with the ans given by Prasad!

      Delete
    2. Seen Sree Sree's solution at at 12:24. Stand corrected. Both argo and virgo are constellations. Likewise both isogram and isogriv are lines on a map. Hence the confusion.

      Delete
    3. But the problem lies in annotating ISOGRAM!

      Delete
    4. Yes. I wrongly took 'm' from 'map'.

      Delete
  13. 9a DYSPNEA (day+spen(t))
    10a EYE LIFT
    22A ISOGRIV (is virgo<-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 4d FLAMINGO (BRILLIANT:FLAMING over:O)

      Delete
  14. KKR: Solving made easy but the game is a bit of pain in the end ! Lovely clues , though !



    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Raju,
      But you have one more as 14DN was already solved by Srinidhi

      Delete
    2. There are many who have repeated others?

      I'll take mine ,later, if you wish .

      Delete
  15. My three

    8A - MAY BEETL(E) {MAYBE}{TELE}*
    12A - BOFF(O) {OFF}{OB}<=
    23A - SKALDI(C) {SICK+LAD}*

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yet to be solved
    Across - 16, 20
    Down - 5, 17, 21

    ReplyDelete
  17. 9a: dyspne(a) - (dayspent̷)*
    13a: nonheroica(l) - (no no charlie)*
    6d: a slip of the tongu(e)(dd)

    ReplyDelete
  18. My replacement clue:20 accoss: BONE CORER -second number B+ONE+expression of regret= COR+ER for error.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks.I had a feeling, yet I filled in ! will try again !

      Delete
    2. i went just by wp. waiting for someone to clarify.

      Delete
  19. I think I've got the final answer, but unable to give it here now.
    KKR to please check mail & confirm.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I too have the answer and waiting for the window to close !

    Going out now.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Since we are not likely to get any new participants everyone can take one more per commenter

    ReplyDelete
  22. 21d: poil(-u) {oil(=cream)} inside {up<-(=raised)} = private

    ReplyDelete
  23. Col.,
    Can the final answer be given pending 3 clues to be solved?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Anyone who got the answers for the remaining?

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have received the solution for the final question by mail from Raju and Paddy. Both are correct.

    But that can be revealed after the remaining three are known. I will be giving the answers at 6.30 PM

    ReplyDelete
  26. 16 Mark of approbation received by the rocket launching centre from island village of Greece (8) SPATHARI
    Mark of approbation: PAT
    Rocket launching Centre= SHAR
    Island=I

    20 Second number takes back expression of regret over blunder in kitchen utensil (4,5) MOTE SPOON
    Second=MO
    Number= TEN
    Expression of regret over blunder= OOPS<

    5 Go out of worshipping mental images (5) IDOLA
    Go=TRY
    Worshipping= IDOLATRY
    Mental images= IDOLA

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now the answer to the final question:
      ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY

      Increasing the speed = ACCELERATION
      Rightful=DUE TO
      Importance = GRAVITY

      Delete
    2. That is quite superb. Did not attempt as I had a few missing letters.

      Delete
    3. 20 Initially I had MO and N and expression of regret as OOPS and then error as ER and kept fighting for long. it didn't matter for the final one. But Poilu, SPATHARI were new words and so took sometime. thanks again KKR

      Delete
  27. Missed out on the first two as well as Achomawi. Very challenging & entertaining puzzle!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you for the entertainment KKR.

    ReplyDelete
  29. 5 Dn - IDOLA(-try)
    16 Ac - S(PAT)HARI

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oops! Did not refresh for a while, I guess.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I too had difficulty in posting. Something went wrong with the blog for sometime.

      Delete
  31. Missed participating in the fag end of the discussion as I was travelling. A superb puzzle! Very Innovative, KKR.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you all for your participation.

    Thanks always to Col

    Enjoy the cricket final

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great win by CSK. W(h)AT'SON was just pure magic.

    ReplyDelete