Sunday, 29 July 2018

Special, Sunday 29 Jul 2018, Cryptic Clinic


Welcome to 'Cryptic Clinic' run by Dr Ami Deokar, Dr Amit Mehta, Dr Ashit Hegde, Dr Ashwini Nabar,  Dr Harshad Argekar, Dr Jyotsna Deo, Dr Mukund Jagannathan, Dr Satyen Nabar, Dr Suresh Hemrajani, Dr Vishnu Madhav.

Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)

Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Passionate, gay mathematician dumps University for love with partners (8)
5   Creamy pastry in city hideaway (6)
9   'Incoherent speech' unit for Doctor Bannister (8)
10 Rank and file supporting this French side primarily (6)
12 I despise wife nastily passing critical remark (9)
13 Tree covering is used to make rope (5)
14 Star high on creative activity (4)
16 Split 50 Rupees by 100 in Yen (7)
19 Barrel stiff until sides breakdown (7)
21 Took rasam extracted from vegetable (4)
24 What women may go on while shopping with excited peers (5)
25 Jack quits shoot, covering retail sense (9)
27 Bachelor of engineering enthralled by baffling echo from tropical tree (6)
28 What women use to get high? (8)
29 North-east rues turbulence, must fortify (6)
30 Picked up one catalogue of visual gauge (3, 5)

DOWN
1   Writhe but refuse to take in heroin (6)
2   Replaced word? That is eccentric (6)
3   Limits, to what can be downloaded from the cloud, announced (5)
4   Heads for small quantities of drink (7)
6   One of the friends smothered by blanket on bridge (9)
7   Can tyres get damaged by strain? (8)
8   Worked out with determination and element of dedication (8)
11 Advanced sound of heavy metal (4)
15 King of England discourteous to the Queen for an activity that invigorates (9)
17 Serving fresh food endlessly at sea (8)
18 They forcibly take purses, essentially turn criminal (8)
20 Put down phone in lift (4)
21 Old-fashioned brace to last longer (7)
22 Fiber that's hidden in collar of lace (6)
23 Enormous but mostly contained (6)
26 Some optical illusions take up a purplish hue (5)

Across Lite version can be downloaded from CRYPTIC CLINIC 1

Enjoy.

63 comments:

  1. 29a North-east rues turbulence, must fortify (6)a29 North-east rues turbulence, must fortify (6) EN SURE*

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  2. 12a: sideswipe (i+despise+w)* = critical remarks
    24a spree (peers)*

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  3. 27A Bachelor of engineering enthralled by baffling echo from tropical tree (6)OBECHE*

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  4. (without use of grid/crossings)
    21a Took rasam extracted from vegetable (4) OKRA (T)
    24a What women may go on while shopping with excited peers (5) SPREE*
    28a What women use to get high? (8) STILETTO (CD)

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  5. 2 D Replaced word? That is eccentric (6)WEIRD*

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  6. 21a: okra (toOK RAasam) = vegetable

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  7. Please read weird as weirdo - sorry for the typo

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  8. 5A EC LAIR
    7D ANCESTRY (CAN TYRES)*
    11D LEAD ~Led

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  9. 8 down: RESOLVED' determination= RESOLVE+ D from dedication

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  10. 26D has a typo sorry.. should read...

    Some optical illusions take up a purplish hue (5)

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    1. Corrected in main post, not in Across Lite

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    2. Struggled for a while with this while solving the ACL grid :)

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    3. Sorry about that Ramki and any others who struggled. Can't understand how optical became optic! Truly an illusion...

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  11. Replacement for 21a
    26d: lilac (T)<-

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  12. 13 across: SISAL - Sal= tree + IS = Rope material

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  13. 12AC SIDESWIPE*
    18DN US[UR]PERS PURSES*

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  14. DOSAGE OF SURGICAL SIDE...LIKED IT, DOCTORS!

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  15. 24 across: SPREE- anagram of peers . Bot why women? Men also go on a shopping spree !

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    1. Do they really! This clue is by my better half. She's possibly influenced by the fact that wild horses need to be employed to drag me to do any kind of shopping :)

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    2. Thank God, Doc, you didn't devise this clue but your wife ! Otherwise, you would have been the target for the Charge of the Women Brigade !
      Fortunately, in my home , I'm the shopping fad and my wife is very restricted to the bare (!) essentials !

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  16. 17D : Serving fresh food endlessly at sea (8) OFFSHORE {FRESH FOO-d}*
    10A : Rank and file supporting this French side primarily (6) FORCES {FOR}{CE}{S-ide} For = Supporting, CE = This in French.

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  17. 1D: THRASH (TRASH around H(eroin), def = writhe)
    3D: REINS (hp of RAINS, what can be downloaded from cloud - which in itself is a very good CD :))
    15D: REFRESHER (R+E+FRESH+ER)

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  18. Nice grid, Doc(s)!
    Still working on the anno for a few of the clues :)

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  19. Mine third

    20D : Put down phone in lift (4) LAID [DIAL<=]

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  20. 6D One of the friends smothered by blanket on bridge (9)
    CROSSOVER
    Ross (a character in the serial Friend) smothered by Cover(blanket)
    16A Split 50 Rupees by 100 in Yen (7)
    DIVORCE
    50= VO
    R=Rupees
    C=100
    Die=yen
    DI(VORC)E

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    1. Well done Head Girl Srinidhi

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    2. 6d Never thought watching serials help; but it does as it today!
      Nice clue, I thought

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    3. Dr. Ashwini it was your clue, wasn't it? Creating a clue is so difficult more so if the clue has so many shades for the solver.

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  21. The Col's is explanation. Simple anno will be DIAL<-
    giving the word that is to be reversed and the rev ind, leaving out def and other details.

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  22. 19A Barrel stiff until sides breakdown (7)
    FISTFUL= a container=a barrel
    anagram of STIFF UntiL (take only the sides)

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  23. Good teamwork Cryptic Clinic ! How do you put this toghether ? Each individual chips in a word and someone assembles? or ye-all gather together and then decide? If so, The Clinic will lose all its patients ! Hope it is on a day when all of you are free to assemble? Or each one uses his or her Notepad of referral to the other ?!! Ha- ha !

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    1. I constructed the crossword grid with the five 'plus' signs. Filled in the grid and then sent 3 words to each doctor to set a clue. (some received 4 words since this is a 32-word grid). I set clues for only 2 words. The rest is entirely set by the doctors with no input (read interference:)) from me.

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    2. Just noticed the 5 plus signs. Great!

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  24. 1d: thrash - t(h)rash
    2d: weirdo - {(word)(ie)}*
    7d: ancestry - {(can)(tyres)}*
    15d: refresher - {(r)(e)(fresh)(er)}
    17d: offshore - {(fresh)+(food̷)}*

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    1. Doctor on Sundays the limit is 3 answers per commenter

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  25. My 3

    1A - TOWERING T(-u)(+O+WE}RING
    9A - RAILINGS RA(-mb)(+1)LINGS}
    14A - ARTS*

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    1. I thought 1A & 9A were great clues..surfaces that force your mind away from the cryptic reading..

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    2. Even 14A. The anind was nicely hidden in a cogent surface

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  26. Yet to be solved

    Across - 25, 30
    Down - 4, 21, 22, 23

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  27. DOWN
    21 Old-fashioned / brace // to last longer (7) (OUT)(STAY)
    22 Fiber that's hidden // in collar of lace (6) BERTHA (T)
    23 Enormous but mostly contained (6) UTMOST (T)

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  28. Yet to be solved

    Across - 25, 30
    Down - 4

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  29. Excellent CW by Cryptic Clinic. All difficult clues already solved.
    25 Ac IN[-j](TELL)ECT
    30 Ac ~i (EYE) (CHART)
    4 Dn NOGGINS [2]

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  30. 4D NOGGINS (DD)
    25a IN{TELL}(-j)ECT How retail is tell I don't know
    30A EYE CHART

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    1. Retail (verb) - relate the details of (a story or incident) to others.

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  31. On behalf of all the doctors, thank you folks for solving! Thanks Col as always.

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    1. Thanks Dr Satyen and the Clinic of Doctors for a super puzzle!

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  32. Thank you Doctors of Cryptic Clinic

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