Sunday, 8 July 2018

Special, Sunday 8 Jul 2018, Bruno


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


ACROSS
7    Secret rule - IT or bust (8)
9    One could be on a lectern or on a peak (6)
10  Auditor’s taste of data (4)
11  Winter’s trail? (4,6)
12  Most of research scribbled with back end of pencil? (6)
14  State privatising criminal setup, regularly let off (8)
15  Mill, around start of October, gets overwhelmed by volume from America (6)
16  Doctor’s rule: John must quit dirty job (6)
19  Accused criminal engaged top lawyer to create impasse (3-2-3)
21  Tout gets hot tourist to take top off (6)
23  A Royal’s living in abode mostly constructed with salt (6,4)
24  Lot of rich take drug (4)
25  After USSR broke up, eastern half in Asia became this country (6)
26  General and sepoy on vacation shoot Indian crocodile in the head (8)

DOWN
1    President and film-actor (6)
2    Present husband used to be top in wood-chopping (4)
3    Military unit’s operation room was located between fairground and church (3-5)
4    Thief runs after boy wearing gown (6)
5    Furniture somehow emptied to accommodate Indian spinner’s  party (4-6)
6    Setter’s beginning to enjoy following new cartoon coming up around middle of day (8)
8    Once more, experience calm after dissipation of some energy (6)
13  Longest revolution - with most fatalities -  ended; all democratic leaders were executed (10)
15  Approve a number - an opioid (8)
17  Practise last line while following girl’s turned back (8)
18  Lacrosse participants go from side to side (6)
20  Rough sailing - one tossed by wave (6)
22  Produce thread of consistent AI logic (6)
24  Unpaid charge accumulates interests essentially (4)

Across Lite version can be downloaded from the following link BRUNO 17

Enjoy.

66 comments:

  1. 1A ULTERIOR (RULEITOR)*

    12A ERASER (RESEAR)*

    1D P+LAYER

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    1. HI Doc: not 1a but 7a ! First in the race. erase error !

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    2. Oops sorry typo... Thanks Raju!

      7A ULTERIOR (RULEITOR)*

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  2. 19A : Accused criminal engaged top lawyer to create impasse (3-2-3) CUL-DE-SAC {Accused+ L[-awyer]}*
    18D : Lacrosse participants go from side to side (6) ACROSS [T]
    24A : Lot of rich take drug (4) FATE {FAT}{E} Def : Lot

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  3. 10 A BYTE (~Bite)
    25 A RUSSIA (USSR* asIA )
    24 D FREE ( Charge - FEE , inte R est , def : Unpaid )

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  4. 3d (fair)*(or)(ce) AIR FORCE
    10a bite hp BYTE
    24a FAT E

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    1. replacing
      15d LAUD A NUM (def:drug)
      2d H (w)ERE (def:present)

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    2. Like OLD AMBASSADOR, slow start but smooth ride. thanks bruno, a nice side dish with dosa and prawn break fast.

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    3. Haha... hope the gear change went ok...

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  5. 19 across: CUL DE SAC =Impasse-- anagram of ACCUSED + L from lawyer

    18 down: ACROSS= side to side---- L(ACROSS)E

    20 down: SIGNAL= Wave--- sa(-I)ling = anagram signal

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  6. Making up for repeat - vide MUkund= 21 across: BAKING SODA= salt---anagram of ABOD(-E) + A KING= royal

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  7. 2D) Defn: present; Soln: {(-W)(+)HERE}
    used to be = WERE; deletion indicator = chopping; W from top in wood; H from husband

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  8. 15d: laudanum {laud}{a}{num} = an opioid

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  9. My 3:
    11A: FALL BEHIND (DD with a cryptic def for Winter - "Fall i.e. autumn behind")
    8D: RELIVE (def = once more experience, RELI(-e)VE)
    17D: REHEARSE (E+ARSE following HER<<)

    Enjoyed the grid Bruno. 1D and 11A were my favourites - super clues!

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    1. 17d her<- e arse, (e following her turned) back, my understanding.

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  10. 9AC OR A TOR
    17DN REH<E ARSE
    22DN ENTAIL telescopic

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  11. 4d: robber {rob(b)e}{r} = thief

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  12. BRUNO is browning off the toast on everyone's breakfast table today ?!

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  13. Thanks for the entertainment Balaji! :)

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  14. 14A) Defn: state Soln: VIRGINIA; {(-p)riva(-t)i(-s)ing}*
    setup regularly is STP which is to be removed from privatising; anind=criminal

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  15. 5d: sash window {s(ashwin)(do)w} = furniture

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    1. Somehow vacated = SW
      Indian spinner = Ashwin
      Party = do

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  16. replacement for 11A)
    23A) Defn: salt; Soln: BAKING SODA; AKINGS in {ABOD}*
    ABODE mostly = ABOD; a royal's = AKINGS; containment indicator = living; anind=constructed

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  17. That was an excellent compilation, Balaji ! I loved many word & phrase formations; If Fall Is behind, spring is not too long to come ! Had a grand BRUNCH for the grey cells !!

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  18. Doubt remains:
    Is SASH WINDOW a furniture item?

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    1. i think its not a furniture per se. but the fittings such as locks and handles required for the window are known as sash window furniture.

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  19. 13D SPINDLIEST (SPIN)(DL)(TIES)*

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    2. pls look at karthikean @1233

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    3. It appears Karthikeyan's post @ 12:33 clears my doubt.

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    4. Mine is wrong. Correctly done by Shri Karthikeyan at 12:33

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  20. Lovely grid involving good work out for the gray matter! Thanks Balaji.

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  21. replacement for 2D)
    Defn: longest; Soln: {[SPIN][D(-EAD)LIEST]} = SPINDLIEST
    revolution=SPIN; fatalities = DEADLIEST; EAD from Ended All Democratic leaders; deletion indicator = executed

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  22. 19a: cul-de-sac - {accused+la̷w̷y̷e̷r̷}*
    25a: russia - (ussr*)(a̷s̷ia)
    4d: robber - {rob(b)e+(ru̷n̷s̷)

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  23. Thanks
    15A L{O}ITER
    16A DR(-j)UDGE
    21a H(g)AWKER

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  24. I'm taking the lsat one

    6D - NOONTIME {I'M}{E(-njoy)} after {T{N}OON}<=

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  25. Making up for repeat 23A) at 11:15
    6D) Defn: around middle of day; Soln: NOONTIME; {{TNOON<=}+I+ME}
    ME from setter; is beginning = I; cartoon = TOON; N from new

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  26. 7a - ULTERIOR (RULE IT OR - Anagram (bust)
    9a - ORATOR (OR on A TOR (Peak)
    10a - BYTE (Auditor - Hearing (Sounds like) Taste - Bite)

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  27. Yesterday - Can u please................ give the explanation for

    Lift opponents at the table, drunk, in pieces (5) TILES {SE}{LIT}<=
    How did u get this?

    Cutting line to enter with extreme caution (8) GINGERLY {GINGER{l}Y}
    & this?

    Sorry. But I solve after 8 pm. So too late to post in yesterday's column.
    Thanx.

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    1. TILES:
      lift: reversal indicator
      opponents at the [bridge] table: SE
      drunk: LIT[UP]
      PIECES: def.
      GINGERLY:
      cutting: or critical [remarks]: GINGERY
      line: L

      Trust this helps.

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  28. Missed out on all the action. Hectic travel from Nagda to Indore to Mumbai to Bhuvaneshwar to Ganjam, Orissa. Shall solve the puzzle hopefully tomorrow.

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    1. Most enjoyable puzzle. Could get time to do it now during lunchtime. Thanks Bruno.

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