Sunday, 4 July 2021

Special, Sunday 04 Jul 2021, Driver


Three answers per commenter till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory) 
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60 comments:

  1. 15A: SADHU Acrostic
    16D: DREAR R(-e)ADER*
    14D: MULTI PLIER

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  2. 4d: ARTS {(-ST)ARTS}
    13D: LASSO {LASS}{O}
    16D: DREAR {READ(-E)}*

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  3. 15A SADHU acrostics
    13D LASS O
    16D DREAR READER*-E

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  4. 16D DREAR reader - e (energy)*
    8A PRODUCT DD
    17A OBSERVE O old B boo Verse*

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  5. REPLACEMENT
    20A: ALOOF {A}{FOOL<--}

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  6. 8ac produce (D)
    8dn progression (pro) (regions s(outh)*
    13dn lasso (lass) (o)

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  7. 17ac OBSERVE..OB verse*
    13d. LASSO...lass o
    22d. ISOTROPY..porosity*

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  8. 1a STIGMA: brand
    Sigma: sum
    Time:t

    3d GAUSS: mathematician
    Homophone for gauze: transparent material

    22a: ISOTROPY
    Porosity*

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  9. 2d TROUGHS - Telescopic
    27d - RIA - t{RIA}l
    17a - OBSERVE - OB + {VERSE}*

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  10. Replacement fo 22a
    28a COAXIAL: having common line
    Fuel: COAL 11: XI. Original antioxidant:A
    COA (XI) (A) L

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  11. 10D - Geometrical - Anagram of electromagnetic without net and c (speed of light in vacuum)

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    1. 11A - Orgasm - Organism without n and i (from vein)

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  12. Replacement
    26ac NITEROI..telescopic

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  13. 21 D FORTIFY - In conversation excel - XL - FORTI (sounds like) and orally first voice - v in roman - fy (sounds like five) - Some clue!
    23 A AGARIC - A GARLIC without leaf base l
    12 A STILETTO - Half of 1 across STI(GMA) authorised LET TO

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  14. 18A: shady= suspect
    incomplete dot is spec(-k)
    Single use tissue is s+ u +t
    Hence, su(spec)t
    7D: bury= reinter
    In Terrace without account is interre
    Mysteriously is jumble
    Hence, reinter
    26A: city = niteroi
    This is hidden in clue
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. anyways
      29a schuyt (U(-sing) y(-a)tchs)*
      30a OFF AIR, affair -a+o
      5d IN TURN INT (variable def in language C though not necessary) URN

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  16. cdrgani29
    15A SADHU 1st letter of every word in sequence
    13D LASSO lass is girl and o is ring
    27D RIA edgeless makes trial RIA which is the definition
    Good interesting clues!

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  17. 5D: baseless pie,perhaps(CD)
    Answer is Irrational which means baseless as well pipe dream (pie)
    Replacement for 26A.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. I think pie is a homophone of pi, which is irrational.

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    2. Today’s grid has a lot of Mathematics,
      Sigma, Gauss, progression, pi, coaxial, multiplier, irrational, geometrical and more to come from the ones yet to be posted perhaps. Nice grid, I enjoyed.

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    3. I think 5D is a DD. Baseless is irrational & Pi is an irrational no.

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    4. Semi &lit. Baseless -e from pie.

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  18. a technical doubt though, is it a single grid or two grids side by side

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    1. Technically you are correct the grid should not be blocked like this. Moreover there are unches in 8D and 10D which should be avoided

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    2. Col, can you elaborate on this? I'll try to keep this in mind for my next grids. Also, would it be possible to conduct some kind of workshops for amateur setters to know the basics and nuances of setting a crossword grid?

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    3. This link gives how to construct a good grid. Thanks to Late CV sir and the blog owner.

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    4. https://www.crosswordunclued.com/2009/10/make-your-own-crossword-grid.html

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    5. Very simplistic ally
      1. One should be able to travel from any light to any other light, through the lights.

      2. No two consecutive lights should be part of only one clue.
      Like 8d (gre) form part of only one clue. Typically there should be an across clue starting at "r".

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    6. Re: creating grids that follow the rules. If you use http://exet.app (my free open-source web app), it automatically creates grids that follow all normal rules. Just use "open -> new grid", picking any of the 4 chequered template starting points). It creates a random new grid every time. You can then use that grid manually or in any other software, or you can continue on to fill the grid and set clues within exet.

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  19. Mathematical theme. Very interesting...some tough ones made it challenging. Driver ahoy! Well done..very enjoyable Sunday fare

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  20. Driver 2 has set a quite tricky and tough ones... Great that I could solve most of it...This Sunday is Driver's day made with mathematical expressions. Keep it up!
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Thank you :) Glad to know you had good time solving

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  21. 19D SPORTIF (active person) (profits)*
    24D GRAPH (cd)
    9A RUNNING (cd)

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  22. Looks like the grids two halves are not connected well as per https://www.crosswordunclued.com/2009/09/crossword-grid-connectivity.html

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    1. Will read up on this sir. Thanks for the link :)

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  23. I have not been following the grid. Have all the answers come in?

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  24. I think 6D and 25D are yet to be taken.

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  25. 6D is Tan- DD. Belt is one of the meanings of Tan.
    25D- Aces- Excels is the def., but I can't make out 'untouched' (A.C.current?)

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  26. ACES as in Tennis (not returned, not touched)

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  27. I think ACE is a ball untouched and results points to the player in Tennis!

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    1. You are right. Aces ARE untouched points in Tennis. Thank you. It is topical during Wimbledon.

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    2. Yes. Aces were intended in relation to tennis.

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  28. What happened to Ramani? We miss his opening ansers at 10.30. sharp. It is quite some time. Is he okay? Anyone has his contact no /mail ID?

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    1. Yep. Ramani's absence is worrisome. Me posting the first answers is not really good...I hope Ram does come back to post as usual the 1st ones

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  29. This was my attempt at a themed grid with clues and answers relating to mathematics.
    Product, progression, gauss, multiplier, irrational, graph, coaxial, geometrical, tan being the themed words.

    Hope everyone had a good time solving the grid. Please let me know feedback on any clues and types of cluing. Will incorporate it in my next grid :)

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  30. Please read up the link given by KRM at 13.42. You will have lot of inputs from it. barring this technical point,the themed grid was extremely nice and enjoyable.

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  31. unable to participate of Driver's Grid. lot of mathematical words. AJ mam much happy for today's grid. Really missed. COAXIAL,GEOMETICAL, GAUSS, were outstanding puzzles.

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  32. Excellent Clues all around. I am sure this setter will go a long way. Of course, he needs to improve the grid construction. Keep Driving, Driver.

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  33. Thanks for the special Abhishek

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