Monday, 16 January 2023

Special, Monday 16 Jan 2023, IXL 2022 Onstage Final 2, Gussalufz

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  1. 17D: EARN {EAR}{..N}
    7D: AGITATORS {AG}{I}{TAT{OR}{..S}
    28D: OZONE {O}{..Z..}{ONE}

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  2. 11a INFLATING (IN)(FL(A)(T)ING)
    13a MID-AIR (My InDiA dIaRy)
    6dn QUALITY CONTROL
    TurkeY in (COOL TRANQUIL)*

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  3. In place of 13a done by Gemini
    3a EARTH QUAKE
    QUA in (TAKE HER)*. As = Qua

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  4. 1A. Cute= precious
    Stop= cut
    Drug= Ecstacy ( E)

    13A. Mid-air= flying
    Regularly (m)y (i)n (d) i (a) d(i)a(r)y
    19A. Amateur= not a professional
    A= a
    Friend= mate
    Taking case of Unabomber is taking the case, i e. The covering, u and r.
    A+ mate+ ur

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  5. 17d EARN - make
    Listener - ear
    {ear}{n}
    13a MID-AIR - flying
    Alternate letters of my India diary
    25d NO-ONE
    new - n
    glasses - oo
    in Mars finally - n,e

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  6. 10a LUNAR: of the moon
    L(UN: international organisation)A(area)R
    L and R: two sides

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  7. 4D= Axial= A X I(A)L
    Times=X, Article=A, One liberal= IL

    19A- Amateur- A Mate UR.
    UR= Ultrabomber's case
    Friend=Mate

    17D- Earn- Ear N
    Listener= Ear
    Listen at last= N
    Def.- Make

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  8. 19 dn avenged Geneva d*
    16 dn unanimous. h(un)t m(ani)c mous-e
    6 dn quality control cooltranquil ty*

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  9. 1d CULTURE: some growth
    (-c+v)ulture
    V: five becomes C :100, twenty times bigger
    Vulture: predatory creature

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  10. Replacement
    2d TENET - conviction
    relatives heartily - t
    Criminal - Anind
    {t}{teen*}

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  11. 27 Development of faction within faction (7,2) GROWING UP ( Def- development, faction - group, faction- ring , within - insertion indic - Gro wing up
    28 Zero pizza essentially—I get gas! (5) OZONE ( Def- Gas, Zero-Z, pizza essentially- Z, i- One )
    19d. Got back from Geneva after working day (7) AVENGED ( Def- got back, working- anagrind for Geneva, day- d, AVENGE D

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    1. I think its a typo. It should be wing in stead of ring.

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    2. Oops sorry for the typo. Correct anno is - Def- development, faction - group, faction- wing , within - insertion indic - Gro wing up

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  12. 15ac ERUDITE: learned
    About: RE, looking the other way is ER
    Unfinished duties: DUTIE
    Skipping is anagram indicator
    DUTIE* is UDITE

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  13. compensating for 6d
    18 ac anybody-someone.
    A -america.
    ny-newyork
    bo-body odour-personal hygiene problem
    d(a)y.

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    2. Could the anno be?

      A(NY)(BO)DY
      American City = NY
      BO = Body Odour
      i.e NY BO in (during) hot DAY* = ADY. taking 'hot' as anind?!

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  14. 23Ac PLATONIC - {P(uit...l)L(ove...)A(rmy)}{TONIC}

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  15. My second replacement
    5d TOFU - source of energy [T]

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  16. 26 d AGED: got on
    Vill(age d)irectorate

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  17. 20Ac BROWSER - {B(-eing)R(-eso...Le){WORSE}*}

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  18. 8d: EAGERLY: with gusto
    EARLY: sooner than expected,
    going around GE ( say: EG up)

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  19. 24d LUPIN: flower
    Frequently nutrient-poor until

    n(utr)I(ent)p(oor)u(nti)l
    Gives NIPUL,
    Uprooted, LUPIN

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  20. Good solve. I had filled it but could not parse.

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  21. Thank you Col. for filling in a non CW day with a Gussalufz bonus.

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  22. The remaining ones are: 22ac, 30ac, 9d and 21d.

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  23. Replacement for 17D-
    30A- Text- T(EX)T
    One avoiding the bottle- TT
    carrying
    Ex (Old) Def.- Message

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  25. Yet to be solved
    Across - 22, 29
    Down - 9, 14, 21

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  26. 21 d RICHEST = Maximally deep
    Food = RICE contains hospital H
    On Street ST
    RIC+H+E+ST

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  27. 14d JAMB = Post
    JAM = Stuff on B, blog first

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  28. 22A - EDITOR (CD)
    29A - {DESC {END} ANT}
    Definition = an issue, perhaps ( issue in the sense of child)
    Melody played at a higher pitch = Descant
    Finale = End
    Overwhelms = Containment indicator

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  29. 29a DESCENDANT = Issue
    DESCANT. = Melody played at high pitch
    END = Finale
    DESC+END+ANT
    Overwhelms containment indicator

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  30. 9d produce;time
    Books:OT
    Space:em
    It:it
    Start to: M O R F
    Emit OT EM IT MORF<=
    Ocassionally: from time to time

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    1. Good one. I was awaiting the difficult parsing.

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    2. Clue says, "books on space-it starts to"
      This could be,
      Space is time not em
      Books can be ot
      Hence, ti(ot)me
      OR
      The way I parsed,
      Books can be tome,
      It gets reversed and inside tome
      To(ti)me
      Can you pl. Clarify SreeSree
      Sathia

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    3. Does space here means type/dash... There is em quad/em space used in lithography( which means a blank space of letter M is em space)
      If so, em= space

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  31. Excellent pangram grid! Thank you Gussalufz.

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  32. 9D: occasionally= from time to time
    Everything in reverse order
    Produce is emit
    Books are tome
    On space it comes reversed ie: to(ti)me
    Starts to Matter Once Romance Fails to get up, means, m,o,r,f comes in reverse along with emit, becomes from and time
    Hence, from+time+to(ti)me
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Excellent sathia. I solved only M-O-R-F . tried a lot . only few tough ones. rest I could manage. Thank you Col. sir ,for the IXL. we too feel the exam version. But compare to yesterday, this grid moderate level.

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    2. Couldn't clearly see how IT gets reversed and goes in your anno.
      EM dash

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    3. 9D:Occasionally produce books on space - it starts to Matter Once Romance Fails to get up.
      Produce is emit
      Books are tome
      I took everything coming after - in reverse (m,o,r,f and it) becomes (ti, from). I took books on space as to-me ie: tome having a space where in ti fits
      To(it)me.
      But, you are right SreeSree,
      (Space - is the indicator to use em dash or em space)
      Your logic,
      Books OT
      On space - is em dash or EM.
      Sorry! For not understanding it rightly. Anyhow, thanks for once again clarifying.
      With regards,
      Sathia

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    4. My intended anno was indeed what Sree Sree posted, with "space" = EM.

      9 Occasionally produce books on Space—it starts to matter once
      Romance fails to get up (4,4,2,4)

      FROM TIME TO TIME.

      (EMIT {produce} OT {books = Old Testament} + {on} EM {space} IT
      M(-atter) O(-nce) R(-omance) F(-ails) {starts to ...}) << {... to get up}.

      This one was not really conducive to on-stage solving :-), but Shashwat got it!

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    5. Great clue! But I just biffed it. Didn't even make an attempt to anno it. The definition and anno were so helpful that I am sure Shashwat also had biffed it during the on stage solving.
      Enjoyable puzzle. Thanks Guzzalufz.

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    6. Read enu instead of anno

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    7. I too got it from the starts/up. Once "from" was in, the answer just clicked. Rest was reworking.

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    8. Thanks setter Viresh Ratnakar for helping to understand 9D better. Thanks once again SreeSree for patiently hearing me and explaining to me.
      With regards,
      Sathia

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