Sunday, 24 June 2018

Special, Sunday 24 Jun 2018, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Call for help in, say, month’s time (6)
4   Company runs on a brand of Havana cigar (6)
9   The real thing toe revealed is that one is completely unclothed (2,3,10)
10 A party at interval from West of the temple (6)
11 Unmentionable cock-and-bull story covering bad reign (8)
12 A liking for swan song (3,5)
14 Payback each dog (6)
15 Spin backline in the entrance (6)
18 Cockpit in turbulence? No, it is comfortable (4-2-2)
21 Another one eccentric character in movie (8)
22 Sealed bottle to cure a lump with drug (6)
24 Penetrating ruler takes puff hard (8,7)
25 Camp takes left and right for terrapin (6)
26 It is imperative that the revolutionary is sin-free (6)

DOWN
1   Enigmatic in-charge relieved unceremoniously from the duty of coining (7)
2   Why woo, going topless, a deadly monster? (5)
3   Watchtower as tall as yak endlessly (7)
5   Material of government agency ends daily (7)
6   Arrive at the scene of action immediately (2,3,4)
7   Fish, drink we consume, if allowed (7)
8   A filthy place is a hindrance to probe (6)
13 Broken chair with 50% of alteration. It makes a medley of sounds (9)
16 Setter is not associated with sanitary engineer for tantric diagrams (7)
17 Ascetic returned bare with appeal for ultimate peace (7)
18 They may be civil misdeeds (6)
19 Late blight on that woman’s skin (7)
20 Number? Fifty in number, please! (7)
23 Person in the street, if not in the side view (5)

Across Lite version can be downloaded from the link at KKR 16

Enjoy.

72 comments:

  1. 21a Another one eccentric character in movie (8)ANTIHERO (ANOTHER +I)*

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  2. 19D: LEATHER LATE*+HER
    22A: AMPULE A LUMP*+E
    26A::URGENT {(-ins)*URGENT} Revolutionary=Insurgent

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  3. 11a Unmentionable cock-and-bull story covering bad reign (8)LINGERIE (LI{)REIGN}*E

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  4. 10a A party at interval from West of the temple (6)PAG OD A <=

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  5. Seems to be not an easy one KKR

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  6. 20d: delight {d}{e(l)ight} = please

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  7. 4A Company runs on a brand of Havana cigar (6) CORONA CO+R+ON+A Def : Cigar
    14A Payback each dog (6) YAPPER {YAP<=}{PER}
    5D Material of government agency ends daily (7) ORGANDY {ORGAN}{DailY}

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  8. 9A- (In the altogether- the real thing toe)*
    2D- Yahoo- (Why woo) topless with A- Deadly Monster

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  9. 26d: yantras {sanitary(-i)}* = tantric diagrams

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  10. 7 down: ALEWIFE-drink=ALE+W(IF)E= FISH
    1 down: MINTAGE--ENIGMATIC-IC and then anagram. coining.

    9 across: IN THE ALTOGETHER - anagram of THE REAL THING TOE= NUDITY.

    Good fare for a Sunday < KKR> Good luck to everyone !

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  11. My third-
    7D- Alewife- Ale w(if)e- Fish

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  12. 1A.MAY DAY
    MONTH=MAY with DAY (time)

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  13. 1D) {enigmatic-ic}* = MINTAGE ; Defn: duty of coining

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  14. 24A Penetrating ruler takes puff hard (8,7) BREA(KING)TH + ROUGH
    8D  A filthy place is a hindrance to probe (6) STY + LET
    17D Ascetic returned bare with appeal for ultimate peace (7) EREM< + IT + E

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  15. Enjoyable puzzle...I found the bottom half tougher!

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  16. 24A:Penetrating ruler takes puff hard (8,7)
    Breaking through
    King(ruler) inside
    Breath Rough(Puff hard)
    18A:Cockpit in turbulence? No, it is comfortable (4-2-2)
    Well-to-do
    A Cryptic definition
    18D:They may be civil misdeeds (6)
    Wrongs
    Another CD

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    1. I think cockpit is referred to as well.

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    2. cockpit (pit) is well. turbulence:disturbance/to-do

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  17. 10A PAGODA
    a do gap all reversed

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  18. One for repeat
    13D Broken chair with 50% of alteration. It makes a medley of sounds (9)
    charivari
    anagram chair
    alteration is variance
    take 50% of it to give VARI(ance)

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  19. 3D) Defn: watchtower; as tall as yak (remove last letters) Soln:ATALAYA

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  20. 12A) Soln: {PEN+CHANT}; Defn: liking

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  21. Replacement-
    15A- Gyrate-G(YR=<)ate- Spin

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  22. 15A) Defn: spin; entrance = GATE backline = RY<= = YR
    Soln: GYRATE

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  23. 6 dn on the spot (DD)
    16 dn yantras (sanitary-i)*

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  24. Superb one KKR. I am yet to solve 2 more.

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  25. Lovely puzzle KKR. Loved 9A, 24A,12A, 3D,6D among other clues. A new grid as well.
    Thanks KKR.
    Specual thanks also to Col. for taking the Google drive route for downloading the AL version.

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  26. Replacement
    25A) Defn: terrapin Soln: SLIDER {S(L)IDE(R)}

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  27. 12 across; PEN CHANT or PENCHANT (3,5 ) or (8) ? fits both ways for a liking or or a swan song ?

    ALEWIFE was seen in this blog recently but differently clued ! Incidental or coincidental accidental ? Beauty of a cryptic puzzle is in its various forms of cluing !

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  28. 4a: corona - co+r+on+a
    10a: pagoda - {(a)(do)(gap)<=}
    7d: alewife - {ale+w(if)e}

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  29. A very enjoyable Sunday fare from KKR with a nice mix of clues. Thanks KKR. :)

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  30. Very quickly done today. Last one left - 23D

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    1. I thought with the available letters, this too will be done before noon

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    2. It's not a word heard every day

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    4. Agreed, I had searched dictionary for the possibilities with the missing letters. I found this to be new. So used it here.

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    5. It is an uncommon word and you have to work the wp to get it. Nice clue, I thought!

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  31. Since no one is attempting 23D, I shall do it as a part of my quota

    Common man = Person in the street = PROLE {PRO(-fi)LE}

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  32. All done. Thank you KKR for the entertainment

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  33. Thanks to all for taking time to solve this.

    Thanks to the blog and Col

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  34. PROLE : I had gotten it as from this PROLETARIAT was derived. Prole is an uncommon usage although it relates to the common working class.

    Thanks Deepak and KKR . SOMETHING unusual like IN THE ALTOGETHER with NOTHING ON !!

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  35. I thought it could be prone (lying down) but could not parse it. Tough one,obviously and last one in. Thank you KKR for a wonderful Sunday morning.

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  36. Does this Sunday Special appear only in some editions? The Delhi edition doesn't have it. Lucky you to have two crosswords to solve on Sundays!

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    1. Amita Baviskar
      These Sunday Specials are in-house contributions by the followers of this blog. So, you wouldn't find them in newspapers.
      Perhaps you too can set your own grid in the coming days. Good luck!

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    2. I see! I admire you -- I'm a mere consumer of puzzles, not a producer.

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