Friday, 17 June 2022

No 13585, Friday 17 Jun 2022, Dr. X

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ACROSS
1   Extreme-minded members in cult fearing changes (7,6) LUNATIC FRINGE*
8   Upright portion of step in stair is eroded (5) RISER [T]
9   Resents screening flop pictures (9) ENVISAGES {ENVI{SAG}ES}
11 Astonishing clamour is about arresting unionist (10)  MIRACULOUS {CLAMOUR+IS}* over {U}
12 Singing voice of hot lady in retreat (4) ALTO [T<=]
14 Flammable oil in vessel turned hot so abruptly (7) NAPHTHA {PAN<=}{H}{THAt}
16 Hesitant about firing model rashly (2,5) IN HASTE HESITANt*
17 Unreliable faction seizes power after America withdraws (7) SUSPECT {S{P}ECT}<=>{US<=}
19 Choose artist for Greek mythological character (7) ELECTRA {ELECT}{RA}
21 Glimpse of result breaks self-confidence consequently (4) ERGO {E{Re...t}GO}
22 Royal prince banished outside felt inconsequential (10) IMMATERIAL {IMp{MAT}ERIAL} 
25 Passed across topless beach outside plot (9) TRANSITED {sTRAN{SITE}D}
26 Son ignored dirty drunk (5) OILED sOILED
27 Be strongly criticized, like soldiers in enemy territory might? (4,5,4) COME UNDER FIRE [DD]

DOWN
2   Release intoxicated nuts with reprimand (7) UNSTRAP {NUTS*}{RAP}
3   Appalling acts of promiscuous actor with primarily illicit liaisons (10) ATROCITIES {ACTOR*}{Il...t}{TIES}
4   Image of fish on a line (5) IDEAL {IDE}{A}{L}
5   Remarkable virtue of a blue-eyed boy (9) FAVOURITE*
6   Lives over an island in Romanian city (4) IASI {I{A}S}{I}
7   Chuckles, shaking leg during musical performances (7) GIGGLES {GIG{LEG*}S}
8   New short skirts to wear, suggestive (11) REMINISCENT {RE{MINIS}CENT}
10 High after consuming drug, woman completely refused to answer (11) STONEWALLED {STON{E}{W}{ALL}ED}
13 Mad party with couple of females after Derby say (7,3) CHEESED OFF {DO}{FF}<=>{CHEESE}
15 Relative wasting time, transfixed by fruit machine (9) AUTOMATON {AU{TOMATO}Nt}
18 Small wild animal cut Jack near old giant cactus (7) SAGUARO {S}{jAGUAR}{O}
20 Loafer in Turkey carrying firearm (7) TRIFLER {T{RIFLE}R}
23 Make confused director enter shady deal (5) ADDLE {AD{D}LE*}
24 Key given by associate, lost in corridor (4) ISLE aISLE

Reference List
Unionist = U, Hot = H, Model = T, Power = P, Artist = RA, Prince = P, Son = S, Line = L, Island = I, Drug = E, Woman = W, Party = DO, Female = F, Time = T, Small = S, Jack = J, Old = O, Director = D, Associate = A


53 comments:

  1. 1A LUNATIC FRINGE (in cult fearing)*
    8A RISER (...staiR IS ERoded) [T]
    12A ALTO (..hOT LAdy..) [T <=]
    16A IN HASTE (hesitant - t)* (model = t)
    19A ELECTRA (choose = elect, artist = ra)

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  2. 9a. ENVISAGES=picutres ENVIES=resents SAG=flop ENVI(SAG)ES
    2d. UNSTRAP=release RAP=reprimand (NUTS+RAP)*
    3d. ATROCITIES=appalling acts = TIES=liaisons I= primarily ill(I)cit ACTOR*+I+TIES
    7d. GIGGLES=chuckles GIGS=musical performance GIG(LEG*)S
    15d. AUTOMATON=machine AUNt relativewasting time (-T) TOMATO=fruit AU(TOMATO)N

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    1. 2d RAP need not be anagrammed
      3d primarily illicit; isnt it the first letter I?

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    3. Both were error on my part. Thank you

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  3. MIRACULOUS _ (CLAMOUR + IS) +(U)nionist

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  4. 10d. STONEWALLED
    W( OMEN ) ALL..COMPLETELY E ..DRUG
    STONE WALLE D..STONED IS HIGH
    5D. FAVOURITE..( VIRTUE OF A)*
    11AC. MIRACULOUS..U( N...T ) in (CLAMOUR IS)*
    2D.UNSTRAP..NUTS*RAP. ...RAP..is reprimand
    12ac. ALTO..T

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    1. Please make 10A clearer.
      It should be STONE(W ALL E)D
      Def. is refused to answer

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    2. Paddy Sir , i think it should be STON(E W ALL)ED as per the clue

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    3. You aright. It is drug (E) first.
      Anyway,what I wanted to say was it is not clear unless it is put together like this- by just showing component parts separately.

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  5. 11A unionist = u. Anagram of clamour is u = MIRACULOUS = remarkable
    17A Faction = sect. America = us. Power = p. So S-US-P- ECT = unreliable
    10D High = Stoned. Drug = e Women = w. completely = all. So STONE-W-ALL-E- D = refused to answer
    18D. Small = S. Wild animal = jaguar. Old = o. So S-AGUAR- O - giant cactus

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    1. Shankar, please see how 'after' and 'withdraws' fit into the clue and re-arrange..your answer is correct

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  6. Replacement for 12ac and 2d
    26ac OILED .. ( S ) OILED
    21AC. ERGO ..R (esult) in EGO..self confidence

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  7. 27A. Come under fire. DD
    23D. Addle - D in DEAL rearranged

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  8. 13D: mad= cheesed off
    Derby is cheese
    Party is do
    Couple of females are ff
    Hence, cheese+do+ff
    20D: loafer= trifler
    Turkey is tr
    Firearm is rifle
    Hence, t(rifle)r
    25A: passed across= transited
    Topless beach is trand (-s)
    Plot is site
    Hence, tran(site)d
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  9. 8D: suggestive = reminiscent
    New is recent
    Short skirts are minis
    Hence, re(minis)cent
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  10. 24d. ISLE: key - a small low lying coral island
    AISLE(corridor) -A(associate lost): ISLE

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  11. 19 a - (ELECT) (RA)
    Choose - Elect ; Artist - RA

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  12. 6Dn. IASI - Romanian City. Anno {i(a)s}i I.e Is (lives) over A (an) and I (island).

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  13. Immeterial- inconsequential. Imperial (royal)-p; around mat (felt)

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  14. 17A- SU (US=<) S(P)ECT- Unreliable

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  15. Very nice Sir. I really was not suspecting that

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  16. 14A NAPHTHA ; {NAP}<={HT}{HA}
    PAN Vessel
    HT hot
    HA

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    1. Not sure of so abruptly. NAPHTHA is flameable oil

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  17. HT from hot?
    Also why abruptly?

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    1. I think it should have been {NAP}{H}{THAN -N} abruptly may be deletion of last character.

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    2. 'So' would be 'That' rather than 'than'? Doesn't matter to the answer as parsing is correct but just wondering which one is it?

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    3. That looks more probable. Than does not ft. Parsing is right. Nap H Tha.

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    4. As CPC puts it , i mulled over it for a long time. I couldn't locate any where

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    5. Hi the anno by CPC is correct. PAN rev + H + Tha(-t). THAT as adverb= so. For eg 'I wouldn't go that far' or I wouldn't go so far'. Hi Mr Chandrasekhar, it's not that/so difficult to locate.
      https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=that+meaning

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  18. 21A E{R}GO = consequently;
    glimpse of result = R
    breaks = in
    self confidence = EGO

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  19. Those who are keen on getting their CW's published in the Sunday Specials please send me the same. I have just one from AJ left in the kitty.

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  20. Infact 14A - was my actual take. bur unfortunately I opned two windows. At 11 am inadvrdantly pressed another window. but my actual take of 14a - (NAP)<==(THA(-T)) Vessel-PAN
    I had a doubt t oconsider THAN or THAT. I considered the anno. 'that' wouls be appropriate against 'SO".

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  21. Thank you Col.sir, My anno.was right as I typed earlier. too tricky one and Hats off to Dr.X for the challenging one. Esp. IASI. my CoD

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  22. Very nice puzzle Doc. I solved in under 30 mins. My COD - STONEWALLED, AUTOMATON.
    is tomato a fruit? 😊
    Thanx.

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    1. Very good show Gowri! With this timing, you will find a place in top 10 in IXL. Good luck

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    2. yes well said by KKR garu. Best wishes.

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  23. Apparently they r fruits considered vegetables by nutritionists. Googled it.

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    1. In rasam or dal it's veg. Otherwise fruit! Call it what it's red and tasty.

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    2. Haven't you all read about the famous quote-
      Knowledge is knowing that tomzto is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in fruit sadad!!

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  24. Yet another entertaining puzzle from Dr X. Thanks looking forward to tomorrow's

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