Sunday, 15 January 2023

Special, Sunday 15 Jan 2023, IXL 2022 Onstage Final 1, Dr. X

 

Artwork by Prasanna

 

Rangoli by Gowri

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)


Enjoy.

56 comments:

  1. 14a. KASHMIR
    {k}{ash}{<=rim}
    16a. SALIENT
    {in Tesla*}
    17a. RAT-A-TAT [T]

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  2. 18D: TAIL FIN {T{AIL}{F}N}
    26d: AIDED {(-R)AIDED}
    17A: RAT-A-TAT (T)

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  3. 11 ac ubiquitous.d-ubious.resign-quit.
    ubi(quit)ous
    9 ac assaulted. deltausas*
    27 ac one night stand .sedannothing*

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  4. 9A. Assaulted= Hit by
    Delata usa+ citizens finally is "s"
    ( Pleasedo not delete)

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  5. 5A. Disguises= Masks
    Onset of Disease== D
    Issue= issue .
    Is= is
    Good= g
    Securing is anagrind

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    1. Unable to have a bettrr anno-(

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    3. It is 5 dn.
      Hint:
      'About' is Anagrind and 'securing' is Container/Sandwich indicator

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  6. Replacement:
    13D: FLAMBOYANT {F{LAM}{BOY}AN}{T}

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  7. 4D: AWAIT / A in A WIT
    1A: BLACK AND WHITE / B (LACK) AND W HIT E / BAND = Party LACK = wanting W Whisky HIT shot E little excited
    2D: LURGIES / L + I in URGES

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  8. 10d DOWN THE ROAD = In the future

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  9. 8Ac SIREN -{SI{R(-emarkabl)E}N}

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  10. 5Dn DISGUISES -{D{ISSUE IS +G}*}

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  11. Col., No print issue tomorrow?
    Will there be any on line edition or will there be a special?

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  12. Thank you Gowri & Prasanna for bringing in the festive mood.

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  13. 19A: old Italian= samnite
    Man shot is amn
    Plot is site
    Hence, s(amn)ite
    23D: have= cheat
    Cold is c
    Fever is heat
    Hence, c+heat
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  14. 24d. SCAN= Investigation
    NARCS = Anti-drug cops (-) R , right away
    Set up reversal indicator

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  15. 8D: remained= stuck around
    Fit is sound
    Food is tuck
    Care essential is ar
    Hence, s(tuck)(ar)ound
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  16. 6d. Haul = catch, thrash is maul, h for m
    8d. Stuck around = remained, fit is sound, food is tuck, care essentially is ar
    12a. Loew = Marcus Loew (movie mogul), e in low for depressed

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  17. 8d STUCK AROUND = Remained
    SOUND = Fit
    TUCK = food
    AR =cARe essentially
    S+TUCK+AR+OUND
    Eating containment indicator

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  18. 7D- Tetrode- T E(T)ODE- Vac.tube
    16A- Salient- (in Tesla)*- Prominent
    27A- Aided- (Raided- R)- Rallied round

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  19. In lieu of 8D given by @ghaza,
    25A: imperfect= defective
    Jump is dive
    Power is effect without female is effect
    Hence, d(efect)ive
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  20. For 5Dn
    20Dn IN AND IN - {INAN(-e)}{DIN}

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  21. Replace for 8d
    22a AFICIONADO =. Nut
    Anagram of OFA(-M)INOACID
    Compound Anind

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  22. Yet to be solved
    Across - 21
    Down - 3, 15

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  23. 6d - (H(-M)AUL)
    thrash - maul
    Husband - H
    24d - SCAN <---- set up
    anti-drug - NARCS
    right away - (-R)
    na(-r)cs

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    1. 14a - (K)(ASH)(MIR)
      Pak ultimately - K
      remains - ASH on
      edge - RIM <------about reversing indicator
      still I have a doubt in annotation.

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  24. Excellent artwork by Prasanna and Beautiful Rangoli by Gowri has enhanced the festival mood.
    Sathia

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  25. 15 d RATIFYING: authenticating
    RA( artist) TYING(drawing, bringing a game to draw) IF( hesitation)
    RA T(IF)YING

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  26. 3D CONSUMMATE (perfect) MAT (felt) in CONSUME (drink) --not sure

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  27. 21a UNIT = Force
    rioTINUprising
    Uprising reversal indicator?

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  28. Many congratulations to Dr. X for framing IXL event.. we got an opportunity to attempt. had a good experience. it's a Very tough one. will go through balance threads after solving this grid. BTW, Happy Pongal to all .
    Heartfelt thanks to Col.sir for posting my artwork. @ Gowri. ..... Fabulous Rangoli

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  29. Col. to let us know about special tomorrow- no paper.

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    1. Paddy, Col has already posted about it in the everyman crossword posted today.
      Second grid from IXL to be posted at 7am.

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    2. Just saw in Sunday CW. Thank you.

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  30. 2D ((L)(I)(URGES))* = LURGIES
    10D DOWN THE ROAD (DD)
    27A ((NOTHING)(SEDAN)(T))*
    = ONE NIGHT STAND (T as in Model T )

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  31. Very enjoyable Dr X!
    Happy Pongal/Sankranti to all

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  32. Enjoyable Puzzle!
    Tried to do the puzzle as done by the participants i.e. solving the across clues one by one then clearing the grid and solving the down clues one by one. Could hardly get 50%! That's how tough solving cold and that too with very little time and on stage too!
    Hats off to the participants.

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    1. +1.

      Then started using crossing letters as usual...

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    2. Never tried to do without crossings- no way.

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    3. I find very tough to crack.

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  33. Thanks to Prasanna and Gowri for their pleasant works of art.

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