Sunday, 5 September 2021

Special, Sunday 05 Sep 2021, Driver


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

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62 comments:

  1. 2A: HYDRATE...hatred+y*
    13A: SETS...aSbEsToS
    28A: VALOR...T

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  2. 1d, 23d: ROLAND GARROS {NADAL+ROG(-er)+S(-et)}* &Lit
    2d: Fault DD
    A tennis themed puzzle

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    1. Correction to 1d, 23 d add OR to the fodder

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    2. yes,quite a few tennis words starting with Roland Garros.
      'Driven'well.

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    3. Thank you :) Yes. Indeed. Was a tennis themed puzzle. Coincidentally it has got published at a time US open is going on 😅

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  3. 28a: VALOR (T)
    25D: MADAM {MADAM<-->}
    26D: RALLY {R}{ALLY}

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  4. 19A. Free ( double definition)
    20A OMIT ( acrostic)
    25A MADAM .either way isa lady

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  5. 30a - martyrs (army riots* without i and o)
    18d - fell over (for level*)
    5d - Hard court (dd or cd?)

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    1. @ Shruti for Hard Court, it is a charade
      Tough=Hard
      Ground=court

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  6. 16A- Band- Streak- (Bandit-it)
    2D- Fault- DD-Criticise/ unsuccessful serve
    13A- Sets- Alt.letter picking. Def.- prepares

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  7. 26D. Angel from Glean ( pick up). Rightly, anagram indicator . Glean becomes Angel. This is asub for 25A. Madam

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    1. Why is it incorrect sir?. If you want i can take this offline...

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    2. 26D has already been solved by Venkatesan earlier. Please refer to the solution above

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  8. 18d FELL OVER
    (for level)*
    21a EVEN: flat
    Eleven - el

    MARTYRS
    Army riots - I( essence of unity) -o(love)

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  10. My answer at 11:03 is a substitute for 18d a repetition.

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  11. Can another answer be provided in the place of an incorrect one?

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  12. Substitute for 30a
    14d ELEMENTAL: primary
    Metal : element
    Aluminium : al

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  13. 16A BAND bandit for robber minus it
    21A EVEN event minus first 2 letters
    1,23D Roland Garros
    All clever clues! Thanks!

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  14. 8D Most at sea = EAST, part = SIDE
    => EAST SIDE
    15D WIMBLEDON (DD and matching tennis theme)
    7D AD(opinion) + VANTAGE(modern)
    ADVANTAGE (lead)

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    1. 7d AD (modern day) + Vantage(point of view - opinion)

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    2. That was the intended annotation Sritri. You are correct.

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    3. AD is used to denote the year. As such I think modern days would have been better. (5th day of September 2021 AD)!

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  15. 1ac. REFINED..RE(FINE)D
    3d. NIHILISM..anag of humiliation minus auto
    10ac OURSELVES..Anag of unresponsively minus nip

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  16. 6d DREAMT )D(REAM)T DT from eDiT
    12a CEMENTS (CE(ME)NTS) ME initial letters of Mayurans
    27a ASTOUNDED (AS)(T)(pOUNDED)

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  17. Good little exercise after a heavy Sunday breakfast. Like 9a and 18d.
    Slight technical doubt in 7d but will comeback after its solved.
    Thanks for the sunday fare.

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  18. 9d LAUGH; play down; thrilLingly cAUGHt

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  19. 22D: exile of Jews= galuth
    Hidden in mega luthern.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  20. 15A- whup- utterly dominate; ro(w) plus hup; hu(m)p;
    15D- Wimbledon (DD)

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  21. 4D- drops- falls; drop plus s (pin)

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  22. 25a. Most of market area reported disease (7)
    market=MALL MAL area=ARIA reported(HI) MALARIA

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  23. 11A: gravels = nettles
    Pays is settles with son of is ettles
    With new it is nettles
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  24. 17d One pitched boundary is FOUR. Catch, hear or sounds like - FORE.
    Behind FORE - reach (hand?) - FOREHAND. Stroke

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  25. 18d - (ELEMENT)AL ; Metal is an element ; Aluminum-AL
    13a. - SETS - Prepares even aSbEsToS
    24A - EYEBALL - (K(ey Label)*

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  26. 7D- Prasad may have a point there.
    One of the meanings of Vantage is a viewpoint (meaning a point from where one can have a better view)This is different form viewpoint (opinion) But it can be explained as a charade or extension . Viewpoint can be interpreted as an opinion or a point from where one can have a better view.

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  27. 15A- Utterly dominate- is it not 'Whop'? Impromptu jump is also hop. But this does not go with the crossing (Hard court) Am I missing something?

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  28. Whup- Free dic. says it is informal in U.S. for rout.

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  29. 17D is little tricky.. As VU has given solution as Forehand for stroke... I am still looking for a proper convincing annotation...
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Reach:hand
      Behind:placement indicator
      One pitched boundary (as opposed to no pitch boundary, six): four

      Catch (would have liked caught though): HP indicator.

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  30. This is the closest I could get from Free dic.
    achieve, attain, accomplish, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
    8. reach - place into the hands or custody ofreach - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    hand, pass on, turn over, pass, give

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  31. 24a - EYEBALL - K{EY}{LABEL}*
    17d - FOREHAND

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  32. Thanks for the special Abhishek.

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  33. Next week onwards the Sunday specials will remain suspended till completion of the online rounds of IXL

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  34. Thanks Sree Sree for an elaborate explanation..Sorry VU I was not able to fully grasp with your annotation at first.. I got Forehand but was not able to clearly understand the correct anno. Thanks both of you.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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