Sunday 12 May 2024

Special, Sunday 12 May 2024, Ghaza

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

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87 comments:

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    1. 2dn - EVIDENT - clear
      E(vi)den + t
      Eden - paradise
      Vi - six
      T - at last
      Visit - containment indicator

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    2. 14ac - EATEN - ingested
      Second letters from very, eagerly, stuffed, served and.

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  2. 23D. Inner= hidden
    Winner= victor- w( headless)

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  3. Let's make 15ac ... dipping in a river ..., or wading through a river; don't really need to drown

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  4. 11a ALWAR: town
    A gLoW fAiRy: intermittently

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    1. 12a ELECTRA: the mythological daughter ( of Electra complex)

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    2. 24a RAPPING: scolding
      R (A: a) (PP: very soft) ING
      RING: call

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  5. 5D: UPPER EPIDERMIS prime user (-t)ipped*
    6D: TRAGG acrostic first letters character in Perry Mason books! Nice.
    13A: RAGTIME TAG RHYME spooner

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  6. 1D- Gaerdener- Mali- Gard(e)ner.
    Author- Gardner, Drug=E
    Wish there were some indication for mali (or is the word taken into English?)
    2D- Evident- E(VI)DEN T
    Paradise- Eden, Six-VI, At last it- T
    Def.- Clear
    3D- Shortened- Abridged
    (Endorse th)*
    The endles-TH
    Chaos- Anind

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    1. I'll take the feedback regarding Mali. May not be accepted as an English word.

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    2. Just add an indication like 'As in Delhi'. It is also capitalised!

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  7. 3 dn shortened-endorse+th-e*
    25 ac mason-brick layer Perry mason-derective
    12 ac treacle*Electra-daughter of agamemnon

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  8. 12A: mythological daughter = electra
    (Treacle)*
    18D: cut off= scissor
    Baseless twenty is scor(-e)
    International space station is iss
    Hence, sc(iss) or
    Sathia

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  9. What I am reading- Erle Stanley Gardner special!
    One of my favorites.

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    1. Yes, let's enjoy Paddy Sir.

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    2. You and others should list all the themed answers later, or as they are revealed

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    3. Yes. Solved tragg and said nice later realised it's a theme. My favorite train journey book.

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  10. Can we allow Ramesh to answer a 5th clue, if he finds any of them "nice"?

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    1. Almost all the clues are nice! Good ones Ghaza

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    2. Agreed with a vigorous nod. (Not just due to Gardner!!)

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    3. Thanks a lot, Ramesh & Paddy Sir.

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  11. 28A. Street= Avenue
    Stree= indian woman
    T= model
    My third

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    1. There is Della Street, Perry Mason's confidential secretary.

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  12. 9D: dessert= caramel custard
    Ca(ra)Mel+cu(sta)rd
    Sathia

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  13. In lieu of 12A,
    10A: plant= rhizocarp
    Underground is rhizo
    Animal and Fish is carp
    Hence, rhizo+carp
    Sathia

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    1. The intended anno is different

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    2. RHIZOCARP; Underground it is a plant: Animal =RHINO; fish =CARP; the first Nat....= N Rotating N in RHINO gives RHIZO

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    3. I thought about it, but then I thought how moving of n to z since the next is m not z. Gaza can clarify.
      Sathia

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    4. The intended anno is exactly what Jacob has said. This is definitely a contrived clue.

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    5. Sathia, Rotating N by 90 degree to the right will make it Z; where does m come from?

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    6. Thanks. I thought naturally rotated means either m , which is previous to n or o which is after n should come. I didn’t imagine physically rotating N leads to Z. Thanks Jacob for clarification 👍🏻
      Sathia

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    7. I'm so proud to have gotten that.

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  14. 17d SERGEANT; a police officer; SERGE= Woollen fabric

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    1. 22a UNITIES; mutual agreements; one=UNIT; IE S

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    2. 4a: OUTTHROB; caught=OUT, the short = TH, steal=ROB

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    3. 4A- Good clue and an equally good solve.

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  15. Here's my list of what's left:
    Across: 4, 15, 18, 26, 27
    Down: 7, 8, 16, 20, 21
    Listing of answers from the theme

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  16. Replacement for 2 D
    18A- Seduced- SE(DUC)ED- Enticed
    Offspring- Seed
    19's partner- duck, shortly becomes Duc

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  17. 18a : SEDUCED (SE(DUC-k)ED)
    Issue : SEED
    19A Drake's partner is Duc(-k) shortly
    Defn : Enticed

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  18. 7d : REWRITE (RE WRIT E)
    Cocerning : re
    Order : writ
    A direction: E (East)
    Defn : Edit

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  19. A sidelight about Int. Space Station mentioned in 18D-
    It was visible like a star to the naked eye a couple of days back on the South Western sky from Chennai around 7 to 7.15 pm.

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  20. The anno for 25ac also needs to be given. Remy ??

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    1. 25 ac mason - bricklayer
      intruder- detective-perry mason DD

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    2. Remy had mentioned both the bricklayer & Perry Mason, but had not elaborated.
      A theme word.

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    3. compensating for 3d
      21 d Nutmeg -tree
      ma(nu)re trea(tm)ent segr(eg)ated

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    4. it is very=SO intruding person=MAN

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    5. Though Perry Mason does love intruding, barging into hotel rooms, apartments, homes, etc.

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    6. Loves, but much less than the sergeant & Tragg!

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  21. Dear all
    Happy Mothers day to the Mothers!

    And Thanx for helping the mothers to the Fathers!

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  22. Ghaza! Nice CW. Fairly easy.
    Thanx for nice Sunday fare!

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  23. 8d, fast food = burger
    Food on double duty as definition and fodder
    Food = grub
    Food served up = burg
    Eastern railway = ER

    26a, Erstwhile empire = Abissinia*
    (A + basin+ is + i)*

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  24. 8D BURGER = fast food
    food = GRUB
    served up -reverse- BURG
    on eastern railway -ER
    food doing double duty?!

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  25. 16d, will advance again = redeposit
    Embarrassed = red
    Oriental = e
    Set in place = posit

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  26. 27a GERTRUDE = She
    GET + R(a little Rough)
    RUDE= Mean
    Internally = insertion ind

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  27. 4a OUTTHROB = Beat more vigorously
    OUT = Caught
    TH = The short
    ROB = Steal

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  28. All the theme words are in!
    Drake
    Mason
    Gertrude
    Street
    Gardner
    Tragg
    Sergeant(Holcomb)
    Thank you Ghaza.

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  29. IMO 20D still to be solved?
    Sathia

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  30. 15ac EXPURGE = To purify
    EXE = River
    PURG = Set (group) Back, (-)O for lost love
    Dipping = insertion ind

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  31. Exe is a river in southwest England

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  32. 20dn - ABIENCE - tendency to evade
    Subject starting very late - (sc) ience
    Group - ab - blood group

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  33. Thanks everyone who spent time on this puzzle

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  34. All solved. Sorry I couldn't comment for a few hours.

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  35. The intended anno for 16dn is a bit different. I had posit for advance, and "set in place again" for the meaning

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  36. Thanks for all the Perry Mason discussion. It's lovely that some of you enjoy Perry Mason as much as I do, or even more :)

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  37. To be honest I don't. But he was a childhood habit. I read him before Enid Blyton - not even understanding half of it. I've read ALL THE TITLES. A A Fair too.

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  38. Enjoyed the Gardner special featuring the lawyer, his secretary, his mate detective, rival DA and Holcomb with his title. Even the author makes his appearance. Missed Gertie! Couldn't complete 2 entries saw the answers now. Enjoyable Ghaza. Thanks

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  39. Thanks Ramesh. I didn't understand why you say "Missed Gertie".

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  40. He couldn't get the answer. For me too last to fall.

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  41. Now I understand, thanks :)

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