Friday, 13 January 2023

No 13762, Friday 13 Jan 2023, KrisKross

Rangoli by Gowri

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ACROSS
1   Leg is fractured - broken by unfortunate dance step (8) GLISSADE {LEG+IS}* over {SAD}
5   Disclose setter's role (6) IMPART {I'M}{PART}
9   Choose essentially comical film to make one cheerful (8) OPTIMIST {OPT}{comIcal}{MIST}
10 Sound right when speaking (6) STRAIT (~straight)
12 A small flower in Seattlemore regularly picked perhaps (9) STREAMLET {SEATTLE+MoRe}*
13 Poem partially in Arabic, really dismal (5) IDYLL [T<=]
14 Going around Switzerland is always painful (4) ACHY {A{CH}Y}
16 Love bottle containing a drop of liquor (7) DARLING {DAR{Li...r}ING}
19 Finish with terribly sore back (7) ENDORSE {END}{SORE*}
21 Husband enters club in Thailand's capital (4) BAHT {BA{H}T}
24 Animal Hanuman at heart is a devotee of Rama, say (5) HINDU {HIND}{hanUman}
25 Extremely untruthful analyst becomes an object of attack (4,5) AUNT SALLY {Un...uL+ANALYST}*
27 Demands old bills (6) EXACTS {EX}{ACTS}
28 Gone (alas!) is my country (8) MALAYSIA*
29 Garment of strange eastern deity (3-3) TIE-DYE {E+DEITY}*
30 Cry ceaselessly, and speak about memento (8) KEEPSAKE {KEEn+SPEAK}*

DOWN
1   Complaint in game (6) GROUSE [DD]
2   Groove around in bar, one after the other (2,4) IN TURN {IN{RUT<=}N}
3   Son removing top in snake dance (5) SAMBA (-m+s)SAMBA
4   Time to include IPL's exotic show (7) DISPLAY {D{IPLS}*AY}
6   Leading lady in royal carriage about to go through correspondence (9) MATRIARCH {R}{AIR}<= in {MATCH}
7   Relative supporting a student involved in some study (8) ANALYSIS {SIS}<=>{AN{A}{L}Y}
8   Playing a luteGet coaching (8) TUTELAGE*
11 Boss' detailed investigation (4) STUD STUDy
15 Electronics company providing entertainment nonstop, I hear (9) CIRCUITRY {CIRCUs}{I}{TRY}
17 The sect prepared to induct one most savvy about computers (8) TECHIEST {THE+SECT}* over {1}
18 Lacking teeth, oriental consumed food filled with depression (8) EDENTATE {E}{ATE} over {DENT}
20 Lady cycling for cheese (4) EDAM (+e)DAM(-e)
21 Secret agent in rebellion, say reaching a state of captivity (7) BONDAGE {BOND}{EG+A}<=
22 State a question in US city (6) ALASKA {A}{L{ASK}A}
23 Tragedy - sick daughter missing dance (6) GYRATE TRAGEdY*
26 One firmly attached to a post (5) STAMP [CD]

Reference List
Switzerland = CH, Husband = H, Old = EX, Eastern = E, Son = S, Royal = R, Carriage = AIR, Student = L, Oriental = E, Daughter = D


97 comments:

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  2. 4D.Display= show
    Ipls+ day( time).include is anagrind

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    1. Pl relook 4d Anno. Include is not Anagrind. It is some other indicator.

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    2. Perhaps, exotic ipls suggest
      D( ispl)AY

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  3. 5A. Impart= Disclose
    Setters= i'm(!i am)
    Role= Part

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  4. 1D. Grouse= Complaint
    Game= Go
    Complaint= Sure
    9A. Optimist= Cheerful
    Choose= opt
    Essentially com(i)cal= i
    Film= mist
    Opt+ i+ mist

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  5. 27A. Exacts= Demands
    Old= Ex
    Bills= Acts

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  6. My apologies for not putting all answers at one place. Please consider

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  7. 1.a glis(sad)e
    Leg is *
    Unfortunate...sad
    7.d
    As(sister)
    A student...as
    Relative...sister
    18.d e(dent)(ate)
    E..oriental
    Consumed...ate
    Depression...dent

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    1. Please check 7d, doctor.

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    2. 7 D.Analysis= study
      A=a
      Support= Nay
      Student= l
      Relative= sister( abbreviated as sis)
      Involved is anagrind
      A(na(l)ysis

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    3. I am only trying to put the anno ,IMHO. Not any fresh answer, as i hzve exhausted my quota. Hence may be pardoned-)

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    4. Gemini, please let the original commenter modify the annotations

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    5. Done sir. Going forward, shall refrain from doing so

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  8. 29 a tie dye from Eastern and DEITY
    4d Display from day and ipls

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  9. 21.d
    Secret agent...bond
    Rebellion,say reaching...rage-r...age
    State of captivity...bandage.

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  10. 28.a
    Alas is my *
    Malaysia...country

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  11. 19a ENDORSE from end and sore

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  12. 3D - samba - dance
    Son - S
    Removing top in snake - (-m)amba

    28A - malaysia - country
    (Alas + is+ my)*

    21A - baht - capital (currency)
    Husband - H
    Club - bat
    Ba(h) t (h enters club)

    20D - edam - cheese
    Lady - dame* cycling

    28 A- tie dye - garment
    Eastern - E
    (Diety +e)* - strange






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  13. 3d. Snake is mamba. Son removing top in snake is replaced by son. Hence becomes samba which is a dance.
    8d. With a lute and get we get tutelage which means coaching.
    22d. State is LA. Question is ask. Us city is Alaska.
    23d.tragedy minus daughter (d) . Anagram of tragedy gives gyrate which is dance.
    13a. Poem , partially in Arabic, reaLLY DIsmal,gives you idyll .

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  14. 30.a
    Cry ceaselessly...keen-n
    Speak* about.
    Keepsake...memento.

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  15. 12A: Anagram of Seattle + m&r (alternate letters or more) = STREAMLET = a small "flower" (stream)
    25A; Anagram of u & l (extremes of "untruthful) and "analyst" = AUNT SALLY = an object of attack
    2D: Groove = RUT, in reverse (about) = TUR, inside INN (bar) = IN TURN = one after the other
    6D: R (royal) & AIR (carriage) in reverse (about) inside MATCH = correspond = MATRIARCH = Leading Lady
    17D: Anagram of "the sect" + I (one) = TECHIEST = most savvy about computers

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  16. I think 11am for regular can be preponed to 10:30am. Any suggestions?
    Sathia

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  17. 14 ac. ACHY: painful
    AY (archaic) : always going round
    CH (two letter code for Switzerland)

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    1. If I may add AJ...

      Why is Switzerland country code ch?

      The Latin name for the country, Helvetia, still appears on Swiss stamps. The letters CH appearing on Swiss cars and in internet addresses stand for the Latin words Confoederatio Helvetica, meaning Swiss Confederation.

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    2. AJ mam. good solve. I could not get anno for AY. Though I got the answer. Very good puzzle by Krisscross.

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    3. well explanation MB sir....+1.
      AJ mam always cracking a tough one.

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    4. @MB
      Thank you for adding notes. I refrained from elaborating for two reasons.
      (i) people may already be familiar with it
      (ii) wanted to publish exactly at 11:00, else someone else will grab the opportunity.

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    5. 👍👍👍 AJ Mam! I could not parse though I got ACHY

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  18. 22a – (A)(L(ASK)A)
    A – A
    Question- ASK
    US city – Los Angels - LA

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  19. 16 ac DARLING: love
    Dar (l) ing: bottle ( daring) containing l ( a drop of liquor)

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  20. 24A: a devotee of Ram = Hindu
    Animal is hind
    Hanuman at heart is u
    Hence, hind+u
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Nitpicking, the Definition should be:
      a devotee of Rama, say

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    2. Yes. Clue says Rama.
      Ram... North Indian god
      Rama...South Indian god
      Sathia

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    3. I meant 'say' also to be included in the Def

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    4. Thanks. You are right.
      Any religious person can be devotee of Rama, but Rama, say points to Hindu.
      Sathia

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  21. As usual, Gowri’s rangoli is a feast to the eye.

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  23. Think these are left unsolved
    ACROSS 10, 24
    DOWN 15

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  24. 10 ac and 15 d awaiting Paddy’s arrival.

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  25. 15D Circuitry - CIRCU(company providing entertainment - CIRCUS - nonstop - without end) + I + TRY (hear as in court/trial)

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    1. Good solve. Nonstop for deletion of last letter is enjoyable and well spotted.

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    2. .....means I did not spot it.

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    3. Well solved Sritri! This was only of the more complicated clues IMO, but personally one of my favourites!

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  26. 10A- Strait- Right (straight) when speaking (~) Def. Sound

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  27. @Sathia on 10.30- I will be happy if Col. does not make it 11.30! He wants more Sathia's to get enlisted!!!

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    1. Very true Paddy. The regulars now, far outnumber non-regulars. If the time is advanced, the non - regulars may lose out.

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  28. 10A STRAIT (sound-narrow passage) hears like straight (right) when speaking

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  29. Correct annos for 7&21d pending

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  30. 7dn Anno : (AN(A)(L)Y)(SIS)
    Any = Some, A Student = A L, Relative = Sis

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  31. 7D- AN(A L )Y(SIS)
    A student- AL
    Some- Any
    Relative- Sis
    Def.- Study
    Oh! Quite complicated- a nicely written clue! Sis supporting what goes before.

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  32. 21dn say = eg
    rebellion - Reversal indicator
    {bond}{a}{<=eg}

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    1. No. (Rebellion,say) reaching A. eg reversed reaches A behind Bond. Reversal only for eg.

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    3. The anno I had in mind was reversal of (EG A) after BOND. Not just EG. If only EG is reversed it could lead to BONDGEA.

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  33. 21d- BOND A (ge=<)
    In rebellion say= eg reversed, reaching A.

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  34. Again behind Ramesh! Always following!

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  35. Thank you Ramki for the interesting exercise.

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    1. A score of 450+(whatever it means) on Ramki's puzzle is a festive bonanza.

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  36. Great one from The master. Could not get 15 down though.

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  37. One of the clues is incorrect. (Alas is my) doesn't anagram to Malaysia. There's an extra S (and an A missing) in the fodder.

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    1. Oops! Yes you are right. Careless mistake from my side, apologies.

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  38. @ col.sir...Glad to seen the image of 29A. the same Tie-Dye tried at home. well coincidence.

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  39. Ramki - one doubt - (alas + is + my)* - does not give Malaysia.
    One S is more & 1 a is less.
    Kindly check.

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    1. Gowri you are right. This was a slip-up from my side, as pointed out by Sarvesh (@17:44) too. Sorry about that.

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    2. Sorry. Didn't c the earlier post!
      Thank u.

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  40. How is bottle daring? Can some one explain?

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    1. Bottle has the following synonyms:
      1 container
      2 courage, bravery, boldness, daring, valor, intrepidity

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    2. Thank u. I didn't find this. 🙂

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