Sunday, 8 January 2023

Special, Sunday 08 Jan 2023, IXL 2022 Prelim 2, Buzzer



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

(COMMENTS ENTERED WITH LESS THAN THREE ANSWERS/ANNOTATIONS WILL BE DELETED WITHOUT NOTICE, UNLESS THE COMMENTER SPECIFIES THAT IT IS A COMPENSATION FOR A REPEAT)


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61 comments:

  1. 1a: GAME SHOW {WHO'S+A+GEM}*
    8d: SET ASIDE {T<--)
    3D: SALACIOUS {SOCIAL*}{US}

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  2. 1A- Game Show- (Who's a gem)*- TV entertainment
    23A- Inane- (Asinine- is)
    20D- Tee Hee- Tee He e- Laugh. Casual shirt- Tee

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    1. 1A. Is Doctor used as a verb, hence an angrind?

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    1. Tympanum= hammer, body part ( between the ears), Hammer. Its a DD

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  4. Welcome Buzzer! Nice to see you after a long time.

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  5. Replacement for 1A-
    10A- Sky Blue- (BE Sulky)*- Shade

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  6. 17D. Act of God= disaster.In f(act good f) change is angrind

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  7. 2D: time to acknowledge workers= May Day= plea for help (DD)
    11A: opposing= against
    Step is gait
    News vacous is ns
    Hence, a+gai(ns)t
    6D: abstract drawings= op art
    Books are ot
    Usual is par
    Hence, o(par)t
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  8. 11A. Against= opposing
    A= a
    Gait= step
    Vaccous news= ns from n(ew)s
    Limitvis the anagrind

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  10. Sathia, you beat me by two minutes-)

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    1. You can have a go at two more since tympanum is also incorrect.
      Sathia

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    2. You cannot take a compensation for a wrong amswer

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    3. Thanks Col. For clarification.
      Sathia

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  11. 11a AGAINST: opposing
    A(a) GAIT( step)
    NS (vacuous NewS)
    A GAI (NS)T: gait limits ns

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  12. Please c my rangoli in the other post today. Thanx

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  13. 2D MAYDAY (May Day = Workers day, Distress call)
    24A = ((GNU-U)< + ELAND)* = ENGLAND
    19D = HAD A GO (=Tried)

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    1. 19D Difficult (HARD) past(AGO) - HARD AGO - R(un) away - HAD A GO

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    2. Please let the original commenter correct their wrong answers

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  14. 12 ac ISAAC: patriarch
    I: self SA: South Africa AC: account
    I(SA)AC: self account outlines South Africa

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  15. 9d MAN 8N THE STREET = Average person
    Anagram of sentiment hear + t for time

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  16. 4d Over my dead body
    Definition: certainly not
    {Every bad mood}* + dy (ends of difficulty)

    9d: Man in the street
    Definition: Average person
    {Sentiment hear}* + t (time)

    12A : Isaac
    Definition: patriarch
    Self: I, Account: Ac, South Africa: SA
    I (SA) AC

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  17. @Gemini- Your solve for 7D- Tympanum- needs a relook. Does not go with crossings.

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    1. I am unable to come out of it. Tympanum= ear drum, hammer ,,????

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    2. @Gemini - Hammer may also mean Criticise, Put down....

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  18. 27a OTOSCOPE = Instrument
    OtOsCOPE
    OTOS= Alternates of OpTiOnS
    CO. = Company
    PE = exercuses

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  19. Replacement for 12A
    1D: Gas oil
    Definition: fuel for heating
    Ga (gallium) + soil (dirty)

    Replacement for 9d:
    13A: Moistures
    Definition: Liquids
    {Mysterious - y} *

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  20. 25a EYEWASH = Rubbish
    LargEYEWASHame
    Covered containment indicator

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  21. Across - 5, 14, 18, 21, 26
    Down - 7, 15, 16, 22

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  22. 7d PANCREAS; body part; PAN inCus EARS*
    26A TO DATE; (~two =couple); be steady = DATe
    5A LOUPES; magnifying glasses; LO(U)PES

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  23. Across. 14,18,21
    Down. 15,16,22

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  24. 14ac GOLD STANDARD: good point of reference
    Au pair-i( wanting 1) : au par
    Au: gold
    Par: standard

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  25. Replacement for 2D
    15D ((SEEN)*+DINES)* = NEEDINESS

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  26. 16 obedient.o bed(garden plot) i.e nt
    22 Exalt. exa(-c+l)t
    21 ac. do ones bit-pitch in.
    in(do)re n(o)t+best in*

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  27. 21A is my COD. Every word is so apt and just fits snugly in position.
    Use of 'Ground' as anagrind and its suitability to go with pitch make it a superb clue! This is the kind of surface reading that stands out. A place for every word and every word in its place,if I may borrow that expression.

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  28. 21ac. Backspace Key !!!!!!

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    1. It is 18A. What an excellent clue. Kudos for solving this.
      Sathia

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    2. It's a CD. An excellent one especially the pun "character assassination"!

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  29. I am shocked as I realised this answer

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  30. Very good solve of another excelent clue.

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  31. Shows how much we miss Buzzer.

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  32. Popular demand for Buzzer- if he is too busy to set regularly for TH, he can at least contribute occasionally to Sunday Specials.

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  33. What is the answer for18A? Is it backspace key , if so, howto anno ?

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    1. It's a CD. Backspace key can remove a letter/ character assassination.

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  34. As Vasant has said it above, it is a CD. Character could be a person or a letter of the alphabet. One uses the Backspace key to delete/ assassinate characters.

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  35. Beautiful grid.
    What an aha moment - getting both 18ac & 21ac.
    Thank u Buzzer

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