Sunday 3 December 2023

Special, Sunday 03 Dec 2023, Ajji

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

  1. 9ac - YOMPING.
    in young - u is replaced by mp + I.
    Def : marching carrying equipment

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    1. 4dn - NEGLIGENT - unconcerned
      Neglige (-e) + nt
      Negligee - night dress
      nt - mid winter

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    2. Short - indicator for removing last letter.

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  2. 13a ADIEU
    mould = die, gold = AU
    def: farewell

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    1. 5d DAMAN
      lawyer = DA. chap = MAN
      def: union territory

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    2. 14d ESCALATORS
      key = ESC, key = ALT
      gate = OR, small =s
      (esc)[al(a)t](or)(s)
      def: moving staircases

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  3. 13a: ADIEU (A(DIE)U)
    24A: HUMIDIFY (HUM)(ID)(IF)(..Y)
    8D: CAPPUCCINO (CAP+CUP+COIN)*

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  4. Nice grid AJ.
    A little tougher than usual. But finished. πŸ™‚

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  5. Replacement for 13a
    6a: EPIC (EP)(IC)

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  6. 6 across EP IC. EP - Extended Play
    17 across STALL I ON

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  7. 1A: lampoon= pasquinade
    Chaplain is padre loses right is pade
    A is a
    Cross eyed look is squint almost is squin
    Hence, p(a+squin)ade
    2D: Jewish or Arabic= Semitic
    Half is semi
    Mark is tick almost is tic
    Hence, semi+tic
    Sathia

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  8. 20d. OPPRESS = Torment
    PRESS=journalists
    after
    OP=work

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  9. 17a. ENDOGENIC=originating from within
    END=Terminate
    O= nothing
    GENIC= related to genes

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  10. 1 ac pasquinade-lampoon.
    chaplain-pad(r)e crosseyed-squin-t
    p a squin ade.
    11 dn granger-farmer
    g+ranger-forest keeper
    17ac endogenic -within.
    terminate-end o genic-genes

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  11. compensating for 1 and 11 ac
    15 a sacks-dd
    29 ac sash s +ash

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  12. 19A: argumentative= agonistic
    Silver is ag
    Working is on
    Setter is I
    Cane almost is stic(-k)
    Ag+on+i+stic
    Sathia

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  13. Thanks Sathia, Murali and Remy.

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    1. Thanks AJ for giving an excellent Sunday CW. Thoroughly enjoyed solving itπŸ‘πŸ»
      Sathia

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  14. 30A Group of criminals(GANG) with common sense(Nous) , around(cont ind) central area(aREa) ,
    decaying for want of blood flow(defn) - GANGRENOUS

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  15. 10A Mother(MUM) hugs(cont ind) undergraduate(UG) woman(W) giving pressure(P)
    to remain politically neutral(defn) - MUGWUMP

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  16. 18D Crossing French(DE) river(CAM) , hog(PIG) goes around north(N), absconding(defn) - DECAMPING

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  17. 27A-overdue-outstanding; O9verdure)-r;
    7D-Pluvian-crocodile bird; Pl(u)(vi-iv in reverse)an;
    22d-inferno-hell; In(fern)(o)

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  18. Anything left? Regret late entry

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    1. 21ac, 23ac, 16dn, 25dn and 26dn are waiting for Paddy.

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    2. Thank you AJ. Will try them and get back.

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    1. Hint for what? Sorry, I don’t catch what you implied.

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    2. Just a silly joke about 1D clue😁

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    3. The point is I didn’t catch the joke!

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    4. You forgot to mention it(1D) in the unsolved clues. And posted on second thought.

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    5. If I may be allowed, I will answer it.

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    6. Well, that is the only clue left. I shouldn't.

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  20. 21A- Rei(g)n- Rule.
    check- Rein
    simple and interesting

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  21. 23A- Ample- A(MP)LE
    Indian state- MP
    Liquor- Ale

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  22. 21A REIGN {REI{G}N} is rule
    {REIN } IS check
    G is girl
    23A AMPLE {A{MP}LE} is large quantity
    ALE is liqouMP indian state

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  23. 16D- Stipend- S(TIP)END
    Remit- Send
    End point- Tip

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  24. Def.' Allowance for trainee
    Thank you once again AJ. I will vomplete,at leisure.
    Excited due to arrival of my daughter from U.S.

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    1. Thanks Paddy for doing you full quota. Enjoy with your daughter. CW can wait.

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  25. 23a AMPLE = In large quantity
    ALE = Liquor
    MP = Indian state
    Around contain. Ind.

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  26. 16d STIPEND = Allowance for trainee
    SEND = Remit
    TIP = End point
    Around = contain. Ind.

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  27. 25D DRONE {D{R}ONE} monotonous sound
    Over = DONE
    Mis afternoon R
    26 XMAS is festival
    Cross is X
    Mothers is MAS

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  28. Thanks Ramachandran and Chandrasekhar.
    1d is still pending.

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  29. 1dn : PAYS P AY S
    Second thought (PS = Postscript) around expression of assent (AY variant of AYE)
    Defn : Gives

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    1. Not necessarily a variant of aye, which is a parliamentary word.
      Ay is slang in America it seems.

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    2. In some parts of Telugu speaking places too. ΰ°†ΰ°―్(ay)!

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  30. I wish to thank all those who participated spending their valuable time.
    I am grateful to the Colonel for accommodating my grid in the blog.

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  31. 1 dn pays - gives
    Second thought - PS
    Expression of asset- AY

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  32. 1 Dn about- containment indicator

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