Sunday, 1 July 2018

Special, Sunday 01 Jul 2018, Springer


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


ACROSS
1   He is unreactive and found here (8,5)
10 Association for cricket match in Dharamsala? (3-2)
11 Fizz a drink with C8? (9)
12 Alerts mom about Eddy (9)
13 Greek character receives article with thanks (5)
14 Fact is hard to digest: a whiskered swimmer (7)
16 Believers are the first supplicants initially (7)
18 Lead to get fresh bargain? (3,4)
20 West Indian music about to play; dance then! (7)
23 Wizard's journal from America (5)
25 Speed with which you leave is Great goin', perhaps (5,4)
27 Come with a cry of delight (9)
28 Lookout for a pack member (5)
29 Expose fit of Delhi? (4,3,3,3)

DOWN
2   Lemon's odd parts heard to be present with Titanium's first in 1 (7)
3   Cold admission by someone docile? (9)
4   Furnishings to adorn without worry (5)
5   Mica torch sprayed using colour (9)
6   Follow expert having a change of heart (5)
7   They are in van (7)
8   A cat's in charge of small things (6)
9   Rocks, Iron and Aluminium? (6)
15 Hard to love and see diagram made by hand (9)
17 Expected back record is easy at first to defend and to be extolled (9)
18 Feeling more torpid? No, in short (6)
19 High flyer number 11 or 10 batting for a long time? (7)
21 Drama in away match (7)
22 Criminal code broken by Tom and Rea (6)
24 Wife's endless complaint (5)
26 Perfect croupier's description of his work (5)

Across Lite version can be downloaded from the following link SPRINGER 7

Enjoy.

77 comments:

  1. 22d Criminal code broken by Tom and Rea (6)OMERTA*

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  2. 5d: chromatic (mica+torch)* = colour

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  3. 5 d Mica torch sprayed using colour (9)CHROMATIC*

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  4. 25A Speed with which you leave is Great goin', perhaps (5,4)GOING RATE*

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  5. 13ac theta the (article) ta (thanks)
    28 ac knave (DD)

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  6. 13A Greek character receives article with thanks (5)THE TA

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  7. 12A Alerts mom about Eddy (9) MAELSTROM {Alerts mom}*
    14A Fact is hard to digest: a whiskered swimmer (7) CATFISH {Fact is H[-ard]}*
    8Dn A cat's in charge of small things (6) ATOMIC {A+TOM+IC}

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  8. 16ac atheists
    A(re) the ist (first) S (upplicants)

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  9. 16a: theists {the}{ist}{s} = believers

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  10. 29A Expose fit of Delhi? (4,3,3,3) BLOW (THE LID OFF)*
    17D Expected back record is easy at first to defend and to be extolled (9) EU(LOG + IS + E)D<
    18D Feeling more torpid? No, in short (6) NUMBER (2 defs; “No.” = abbr.)

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  11. 1A PERIODIC TABLE (He is helium)

    17D EULOGISED EU{LOG + IS + E}D <--

    20A CALYPSO C+ PLAY* + SO

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  12. Compensating for 17D

    7D LEADERS CD (vanguard)

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  13. 15dn holograph
    H o(love) lo (see) graph (diagram)
    18ac new deal (RA)

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  14. 21d: playoff {play(=drama)}{off(=away)} = match

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  15. 26D- Ideal- DD- Def. Perfect
    Croupier says "I deal"

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  16. 28 Lookout for a pack member (5) SCOUT
    4 Furnishings to adorn without worry (5) DECOR[ate] :: POS problem? ate/worry?
    6 Follow expert having a change of heart (5) ADOPT (-e+o in adept)

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    1. I have seen ate=worry being used. Shall confirm though.

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    2. I am aware worry=EAT [the problem is eating my mind]

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  17. 2D: ELEMENT (hp of L-M-N + T)
    19D: WAGTAIL (def = high flyer (bird), punny second def of a tail wagging in cricket)
    24D: SQUAW (def = (Red Indian) wife, SQUAW(-k))

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  18. Good puzzle, Vasant aka Springer. HE as Helium is an ingeniously contrived clue. I loved it ! As a Compiler, Or croupier, you DEALt a NEW iDEAL throw ! Even though I could not get through to Acrosslite on my NoteBook, I managed to solve this quickly seemingly easy puzzle in PC upstairs. COL: What could be the problem with download of Acrosslite ? Thanks for making my Sunday.


    Some theme intended PERIODIC TABLE, ATOMIC NUMBER and METAL, CARBONATE . CHROMATIC DECOR to the grid?

    Many solvers will cry out EUREKA with delight when they get 27 across.

    All done and dusted so early.

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    1. Thanks Raju. Chromatic & Decor were not intended as theme words. Lead in leaders was intended.

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  19. 23AC MAG US
    3 DN IM PASSIVE def. colD

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  20. 27 Across : Eureka! Eureka!! Eureka!!! I found it!!!!

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  21. Lovely Sunday fare. Thank you Springer.

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    1. Yes, Chambers defines them as such

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    2. Okay Metal in the sense of Rock/Stones used in road construction but I don't think the plural use is correct. As it is normally mentioned as 'road metal'

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    3. It can also mean ROCK METAL music ?

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    4. Rock metal music was the intention.

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    5. I don't think Rocks is the plural for Rock metal music

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    6. Metal ores are called rocks.

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    7. Agree with Col.
      If music was the intention, it suffers in plural sense.
      I thought you intended it as Rocks=stones=metals

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    8. Agreed Col. The clue could have been better worded.

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  23. 29A Expose fit of Delhi? (4,3,3,3) BLOW (THE LID OFF)*

    Think it's a Reverse Anagram. Agree?

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  24. Thanks for the entertainment Vasant! :)

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    1. Thank you Vasant. Enjoyed solving, but was in a bit of a hurry.
      Periodic table theme is interesting.

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  25. Thanks Vasant for the offering. I enjoyed it.

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  26. I have one left...
    27A- Ejaculate (that is what MB was frantically trying to tell!)
    Classification- DD?

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  27. Thanks vasant. The level of cluing is, shell we say "at dharmashala" and I almost had that cry on completing it. But had a different cry when I found only 2 left to post by the time I solved them.

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    1. Thanks Prasad. You can still take the Dharmsala clue.

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  28. Vasant,
    A doubt. 10A- Did you mean UP as a state? Dharmasala is in HP.

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  29. zokay let me finish it off

    10A - TIE-UP [DD] Association and Cricket match (TIE) in Dharamshala (UP there)

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  30. Thanks Col. for hosting the puzzle.
    Thanks all for solving and giving the feedback.

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  31. 16a: theists - (the)+(ist)+(s)
    23a: magus - (mag)+(us)
    8d: atomic - a(tom)ic

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  32. 20 a : calypso : c+*(play)+(then=)so
    25 a : going rate : *(great goin)
    22 d : omerta *(tom)(rea)

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  33. Entertaining! How come I missed. It is because of the time lag. You keep them coming.
    While in school to say "If you wish to come. come. Else don't" in Tamil:
    Come-na come. commanatti go!! (Vandha va, varaatti po)

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    1. We too missed You. But thank God You came!
      Commanatti😀😀

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  34. Meanwhile in Russia a lacklustre duel between Spain & Russia that looks most likely to end in penalty shoot out..unless someone pulls out a magic. In sharp contrast to yesterday's thriller between France & Argentina.

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    1. Penalty kicks:Russian Roulette.

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    2. Russian win!Heartbreak for Spain and Iniesta!

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  35. Vasant: My mother who lived in Bombay all her life, used to tell the sabziwala, while bargaining, Dena hai tho deo, devatta po !

    EJACULATE: another meaning , rarely used, as per Free dictionary: To utter suddenly and passionately; exclaim.

    All those who read into this word for its ''other'' meaning have a ''premature'' mind !!

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