Sunday, 8 May 2022

Special, Sunday 08 May 2022, Guns

 

Artwork by Prasanna

 

Rangoli by Gowri


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

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  1. SURE: certain
    Cure(remedy)-c(clove) +S(salt)

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  2. 1d CURE: remedy
    CURIE(scientist). - I(one)

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  3. 10a: TWIN (T)(WIN)
    30A: BLOC (BLOC(-K))
    1D: CURE ( CUR(-I)E)

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  4. My third:
    10ac: TWIN: double
    T(model) WIN (gain)

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  5. Replacement for 1d:
    6d: STERNA (Acrostic)

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  6. 19A PRESAGE GRAPES* + E oriental
    17A REDDISH T
    20D SON OF GOD therefore So + no+ family f+ guy g+ DO<

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  7. Subst. for 1d repeated
    6d: STERNA : breast bones
    Acrostic ( first letters)

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    2. The above is replacement for 10 ac

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  8. Subst. for 6d
    7d: SING: canary is a song bird)
    Sting(wound). - t(time)

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  9. 1d - cur(-i)e
    3d - PARENT - DD

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  10. 10ac twin t(model) win (gain)
    1dn Cure (curie-i)
    4dn citadel a (derelict-er) *

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  11. 1D - CURE (scientist: curie loses one(i))
    6D - STERNA (take first letters. Plural of sternum = breast bone)
    23D - ENRICH (children - ld)*

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  12. 4DN CITADEL..(A DERELICT)* MINUS ER
    12ac..ALTER EGO..change is alter
    eg is say o is nothing
    6d. STERNA..ACROSTIC

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  13. Replacement for 6d
    32ac..ODDS..O(D)DS

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  14. 5D- T(ESTAT)OR- He has willed
    Tor- Hill,A property almost- Estat(e)
    6D-Sterna-Breast bones- Acrostic- Sesamoid,tibia.....
    10A- Twin- Double- T(WIN)

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  15. Scurry away - BEETLE off

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  16. 21D HARD NUT defn by example.
    24A A TRINITY ( I+Tyrant+ A)*

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  17. My 3rd
    7D SING sting -t

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  18. 15ac - TRAVEL - move
    Rave (high praise) with in TL (tall limit)

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  19. Replacement for 4d
    26ac..LOW RATED...LOW is bovine call
    Rated is evaluated

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  20. 32ac - ODDS - Chances
    dd inside os

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  21. 12a ALTER EGO (ALTER)(EG)(O)
    13a TO CASTLE (TO-p) (CA)(ST)(LE)
    28a ALFRED (AL)(F)(RED)
    AL = Aluminium

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    1. 12a A doubt: Who is the alter ego of whom? I thought Hyde is the alter ego?

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    2. I thought each is the alter ego of the other. But yes. Jekyll is the original. So Hyde is the alter ego - perhaps.

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    3. Yes Hyde is Jekyll's alter ego, so i could have reversed the order. But i thought of using 'change' that followed..... not a good idea perhaps :)

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  22. In place of ALTER EGO

    24d OREAD (ORE)(AD)

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  23. 18dn - SANITARY - healthy condition
    (Trainas)* + y
    Sub for 32ac

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  24. . Happy mother's day to one and all .Special thanks to Col.sir for posting my artworkBeautiful Rangoli Gowri. Really amazing!!!!!

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  25. A nice CW topped by 2 excellent Mother's Day Greetings. Sunday is done!
    Thank you Guns, Prasanna,Gowri and of course Col.
    Happy Mother's Day to all.

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    1. thank you ! and such lovely artwork - makes today all the more special! A very happy mother's day to all !

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  26. 22A: belonging to Crete= idaean
    Energy between two articles a(e)an
    Everyman is I'd
    Hence, idaean ( mountain)
    3A: apart = aside
    Like is is
    Everyman is I'd
    End is e
    Hence, as+id+e
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  27. 25D: Wordsworth= the solitary reaper( lyrical ballad)
    One of its kind is the solitary
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    2. As you know, Solitary Reaper is a Wordsworth classic - the reaper here is one of a kind.

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  28. One small doubt - why is everyman I'd?
    Twice it is clued here. So want to clarify.

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    1. I picked that up from the Sunday cryptic over the years...there Everyman is synonymous with 'me' or 'I'. So everyman would becomes I'd....

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    2. I thought so. Sunday cryptic everyman isnthe setter. Setter in first person is I. So you should have used guns instead of everyman.

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    3. Actually the setter of the puzzle appearing in The Sunday Observer( and with a time lag in The Hindu) is Everyman. You cannot put Everyman for I. You may have put Commander.

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    4. well said by Vasanth. first time it appears the word everyman. But without seening i was trying the anno. as 'ALL' by over cofindent as the word everyone.

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    5. This is new learning for me !! Thank you all !

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  29. Happy Mothers day to all.
    Col - Thank u so much!!
    Prasanna - i also sent u a drg. 😊

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    1. Noted Gowri. let me tnx. for sharing. will revert soon.

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  30. Thanx Guns - for a simple & easy grid. Wish u all a great Sunday!

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  31. Left over 31A.
    I am checking down clues.

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  32. I think 31ac, 2dn, 26dn, 27dn and 29 dn remain to be solved.

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  33. I will take a replacement-
    31A- Route- (ROUT)E- Way. E from Express.

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  35. 2D LEFT HAND
    old sinister = left;
    grip=hand

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    1. This one is replacement for 7D already solved.

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  36. 2D: old sinister grip = left hand?
    Set off is left
    Help is hand
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  37. 2D LEFT HAND
    27D OWLS CD
    29D ENDS DD

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  38. 16d: EIGHT: number
    RIGHT( not wrong) + E(expression) - R(rhythm)

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  39. Nice enjoyable grid. As usual prasanna's artwork and Gowri's Rangoli make mother's day more special
    Thanks Guns, Prasanna and Gowri.

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  41. Thanks for the special Ganapathi Sir

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  42. Thank you so much, such a pleasure to receive this response!

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  43. Some feedback for improvement, if I may ? 27A. A TRINITY is not a regular or valid phrase. LOW-RATED also doesnt seem to be a phrase in the dictionaries. Phrases and idioms that are not standard (or a common term one could find in Wiki, say) arent usually used

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  45. Thanks for the special Guns. I thought I will add my feedback (not including root issues :)) here since I noticed there are so many non standard abbreaviaitons in this puzzle. Everyman = I already discussed

    8 A - Salt = S, Clove = C?
    20 D - Family = F, God = G?
    23 D - Larry = L, Diana = D?
    32 A - Divine = DD? (Should be doctor of divinty or theologist)
    15 A - Limit = TL? Rising cannot be used as a reversal ind in an across clue
    13A - The clue needs saint instead of priest IMO since it is an abbreviation
    18D - Hard is an anagrind?
    9A - End = E?
    31A - Express = E?
    16D - Expression = E, Rhythm = R?

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  46. 15ac - i thought rising is tall & hence tall limit is TL.

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    1. But there is no abbreviation as tall limit = TL!

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  47. No i mean take the outer letters - limit

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    1. Don't think rising is tall. Raised up could be tall. Also Limit is singular.
      Limit as Lt and rising as rebelling could be justified. But always better to avoid such ambiguity.

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