Sunday, 5 June 2022

Special, Sunday 05 Jun 2022, Driver

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

  1. 14A: TALC...T
    23A: OUST..T
    27A: STOOGE..goes+to*

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  2. 13A. Act.fake..rule ( pl don't delete)

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  3. 1a. AT THE SAME TIME: simultaneously
    (estimate m:1000 heat)*

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  4. 28dn ibis (I) (bis)cuit
    15dn yeti yet(still) i(one)
    29dn Kiev. Bi(k)ed (I've) *

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  5. 12A. Jester. Queen= ER. Flying jets. Jest

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  6. 12A: JESTER {JETS*}{ER}
    7D: MANIA {AN} IN {AIM<--}
    15D: YETI {YET}{I}

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  7. 4d SENT: dispatched
    Moved: went
    -w+s ent(south instead of West)

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  8. 3d MUSIC: notes
    Tally: sum<= (back) I(one) c( hundred)
    This is my third

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  9. 28d - (I)(BIS) - BIScuit
    14a - TALC [T] spiriT (ALCohol)

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  10. REPLACEMENTS:
    22A: INTERVIEW {INTER}{VIEW}
    11D: ACKNOWLEDGE {AC}{KNOWLEDGE}

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    1. Recheck anno. It was not intended as a DD

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    2. Mountability - mount + ability
      mount - horse
      ability - power

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  12. 8D CONJUNCTION Con = exploit junction = connection def: and perhaps (by example)
    2D TREASURES TRE (A) (S) (URE) ES conifers = trees A S =small bit of urea = ure def: preserves
    27A TASTE STATE*

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  13. 7D. Argue. Urge. A.??( Not too sure). Hence may be permitted to try another clue

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  14. 17A N(ARROW)EST weapon=arrow, in, shelter=nest

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  15. 20d TAILORING (original+t)*

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    1. 18d - TOTE (TutOrs TakE)

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    2. 16D - SECRETIONS
      unknown = secret, charges = ions

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  16. 9A. Overran. In the middle of Unc(ove)red Te(rra)in

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  17. my third;
    31A IRONING=pressing ; Fe(iron)ign*(ing)

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  18. 24d SLUMP (S)(LUMP)
    26d EGRET (-r)(EGRET)
    32a A POSITIVE SIGN (CD)

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    1. Recheck anno for 32a. Was not intended as a CD

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    2. 32a Additive type clue
      a - a
      certain - positive
      pointer - sign
      {a}{positive}{sign}

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  19. 19 A. EATEN = Taken
    Middle seat = EA
    X = TEN

    18 D = TOTE = A kind of bag
    tsTakE

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  20. 19 A EATEN = Taken
    Middle seat = EA
    X= TEN

    18 D TOTE = A kind of bag
    tuTOrsTakE



    26 D = EGRET = Winger
    Remorse =regret, after missing header R = egret

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  21. 13a ACT [DD]
    5d MUSIC - notes
    {<=sum}{i}{c}
    24d SLUMP - drop
    {s}{lump}

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  22. 30A: track= n+umber=number
    New is N
    Reddish-brown is umber
    13A: fake= act= rule (DD)
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  23. 19A- Eaten- (EA)TEN- Taken
    Middle seat- EA
    X- Ten
    Good one. Took a long time to place X.

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  24. 10A: following= second= back(DD)
    6A: mark= tick
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. 18D: bag= tote
      TutOrsTakE frequently
      Pl. Take only capitals, TOTE
      Sathia

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    2. How TOTE? Tote of course is bag. Tutors take frequently will be tote ..how?

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    3. frequently indicates taking every third letter in tutors take

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  26. I think following are pending
    Ac.- 10,25
    Dn- 16,18

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  27. 10a is also solved by Sathia at 11:57

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  28. Only 25A is left...
    Sathia

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  29. 16D- Secretions- (SECRET)IONS
    Unkknown- Secret
    Charges- Ions

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  30. 32ac..A Positive Sign.... red cross
    26ac.. leg.. gel <=
    26d.. egret ..(r)egret

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  31. 16D solved by Kiran
    18D solved by Ramachandran and I have attempted a refined anno.
    10A solved by me.
    I think only 25A is left.
    Sathia

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  32. Grid is completed. Thanks all for participating and solving. Would be happy to receive any feedback from solvers/setters with respect to quality of clues/wordplay and areas of improvement :)

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    1. Good one, thoroughly enjoyed!

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    2. nice and smooth solve. Some very nice clues in the 4 corners.

      Couple of comments - there are two entries 13A and 25A with only middle letter checked, i believe from feedback on a grid of mine that this is not kosher. Doesn't "bit of" as selection indicator generally takes first letter only? Here it is applied differently. please check on this. thanks

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    3. Apologies on 2d. It was an oversight from my end.. On the grid, I will be careful from next time

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    4. Thanks for a very nice grid, Driver

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  33. Looks to be open type of grid. No.of clues are more than normal.]
    Good clues all around. Thank you.

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  34. Oh! Got it . A good one again.
    Leg is Gel (set) back

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  35. Absolutely fine and very ineresting grid by Driver.

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  36. As many as 8 four letter words and 2 three letter words have taken away a lot of black squares,thus increasing the no.of clues. More the merrier for us,solvers

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  37. Nice grid. Enjoyed solving.

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  38. Thanks for the special Abhishek

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  39. A small doubt. In 6dn - tick is mark what os 10A there?
    Also for MANIA - with is the containment indicator? It should be without?
    Just my doubts.
    Otherwise nice enjoyable grid. Thanx.

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    1. The infamous "with".(in 2d too) Which is why I haven't done the crossy. Otherwise seems a good crossy going by the responses here.

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  40. Yes. Agreed in 2d too. With feels more like a conjunction - a+b rather than b inside a. In my understanding.

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