Sunday, 12 March 2017

Special, Sunday 12 Mar 2017, Springer


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


ACROSS
1   Two vehicles carrying a trailer (7)
5   A follower of method goes to brink (6)
11 Care has to be taken to go topless in the zones (5)
12 Favourite lunacy moderates to peevishness (9)
13 Boy, say, wins trophy/flower (9)
14&28D Robber after the Hebrew & the Spanish for stealing gemstones (5,5)
15 Objects to terminations (4)
17 Not a good ruler of Iran? (7)
21 Mono satellite recently observed? (3,4)
22 Colour of lube oil (4)
26 Rate of spectacles?It is too much! (5)
27 Dhruva-celebrity from Punjab? (5,4)
29 One in the list of Edward partied noisily (9)
30 Pilot's help-book (5)
31 Hey! The insurer's in to recommend policy of homeodynamics (6)
32 Fiery UN out to make one again (7)

DOWN
2   A man's instrument (5)
3   Key news broadcast about the come back artist (6)
4   Face a group playing piano (6)
6   Recently became exclusively fair (4,4)
7   A doll went around asking, "Everyone goes through this,isnt it?" (4,2,3)
8   The emperors' trust worthies first change hands (6)
9   Good walker becomes better (7)
10 Close the hole for the moment (4-3)
16 Fancy miss, Miss Universe? (5,4)
18 Stressed, woeful time chap's having (8)
19 Perhaps none go in here (2,5)
20 The student acquired and became this (7)
23&24D By what means the artist Henry cross over the Hooghly? (6,6)
24 See 23D
25 Reportedly point the revolver at the warrior (6)
28 See 14 Across

Across Lite version can be accessed at SPRINGER 4

Enjoy


47 comments:

  1. 13A Boy, say, wins trophy/flower (9) BUTTERCUP B+UTTER+CUP
    15A Objects to terminations (4)ENDS (DD)
    9Dn Good walker becomes better (7) GAMBLER G+AMBLER

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  2. 30a Pilot's help-book (5) GUIDE - DD

    32a Fiery UN out to make one again (7) REUNIFY - (fieryun)*

    20d The student acquired and became this (7) LEARNED - L-earned - familiar wordplay but phrased well

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  3. 12A : PETULANCY ( anagram of PET(Favourite) & LUNACY)
    22A : BLUE (from Lube )
    32A : REUNIFY (anagram of Fiery UN)

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  4. Compensating for 32 A,

    21A : BIG MOON

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    1. The solution needs to be re-looked

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  5. 2D. AGENT. - A GENT
    9D. GAMBLER. - G AMBLER

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    1. 23/24D HOWRAH BRIDGE

      HOW RA H + BRIDGE

      Wondering if Bridge in cross over and the solution are not sharing roots?

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    2. Indeed the do..thanks for the feedback SSv..shall take care in future

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  6. 5a: BORDER (B + ORDER)
    17a: BADSHAH (BAD SHAH)
    4d: ASPECT (A + S(P)ECT)

    Nice crossie Vasant! Keep them coming :)

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  7. 2d, 9d are all very well handled by Springer, though they may appear to be easy for the solver.

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  8. 1A - CARAVAN {CAR}{A}{VAN}
    11A - AREAS {(-c)ARE}{(-h)AS}
    6D - ONLY JUST {ONLY} {JUST}

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  9. Cute one, Vasant! Loved solving it. :-)

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    1. Thanks MB...there's a theme lurking in the grid

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    2. MB, I have deleted both your comments as you have listed answers that have not yet been solved

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    3. Got the theme and inadvertently posted the answers of which a couple of them were yet to be solved! Good thing Colonel Sir had deleted them before I could do so!

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    4. Colonel Sir @ 11:32 am

      Thanks, Sir. And apologies for jumping the gun!

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  10. 1 A CARAVAN ( CAR A VAN, def : trailer)
    15 A ENDS (DD)
    7 D DON'T WE ALL ( a doll went *)

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  11. 10D STOP-GAP Close = stop , hole= gap

    8D ROYALS Loyals, L to R

    27A NORTH STAR Dhruva = North star, celebrity from Punjab (star from the North)


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  12. 14A & 28D- Jewel Thief- Stealing gemstones
    Hebrew- Jew
    The Spanish- EL
    Robber- Thief

    21A-New Moon- (Moon)* DD?
    satellite recently observed
    If it is DD, does satellite do double duty (once as Anind)
    Does this count as 3 or can I have one more?
    Lovely CW Vasant. You are no longer springing a surprise- we have come to expect it and are not disappointed. Thank you.

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    1. Actually Reverse Anagram of Mono...definition is Satellite recently launched

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  13. Joined late and surprised to find so many left, in spite of it being a piece of cake (unfortunately I am having it for lunch!)

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  14. Got it Vasant- I mean the theme. Are you a fan?

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  15. !4A/ 28D- Jewel Thief- Done already
    26A-OOMPH-OO MPH- Def.- 'IT'is too much!
    29A- Ro(I)STER ED- Partied noisily

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  16. Down-
    3. Answer- Def. -Key
    A(NEWS)R- RA reversed
    16. Dreamgirl
    Fancy/ Miss
    18D- Emphatic- Stressed
    (Time Chap)*
    19D- No entry- CD
    25D- Shogun- warrior
    (Show-W) gun

    Theme- Dev Abnand movies. As far as I could list-
    1.caravan
    2.Jewel Thief
    3.Badshah
    4.Guide
    5.Gambler
    6.Dreamgirl
    7.Howrah Bridge

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    1. Actually theme is Bollywood movies(Caravan, Badshah, Dreamgirl, Howrah Bridge are not Dev Anand starers)

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    2. 19D: NONE*+TRY; &LIT

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    3. Dreamgirl was Dharm, is it?
      What is Miss Universe about? Was she a contestant?

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    4. There are more theme words

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    5. A Miss Universe could come in your dream.

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  17. Ooph! (No M) Done in one go. waiting for it. Enjoyed it immensely. thank you again.

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  18. Thank you Vasant for the Bollywood Blockbuster

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    1. Thank you Col for publishing this & also for a very clever piece of editorship..you didn't publish the opening byeline ,"A tribute to Bollywood" which, in hindsight would have taken the fun of guessing the theme for solvers

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  19. Got the theme as Bollywood movies. Is this the complete list?
    1) CARAVAN
    2) BORDER
    3) JEWEL THIEF
    4) BADSHAH
    5) GUIDE
    6) GAMBLER
    7) DREAM GIRL
    8) NO ENTRY
    9) HOWRAH BRIDGE

    By extension, you could also include "AGENT" (part of many Bollywood movie names) :)

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    1. It is..Actually it is a 1959 movie as per Google
      See the solved grid above

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  20. Missed all the fun, Vasant.
    I loved it.

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  21. VaSant
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    r A very simple and elegantly worded themed surprise sprung on us during this Vasant season by Springer. A pity that I couldn't participate actively as I was jet-lagged upon arrival in Bombay after a 15 hrs long haul flight , non-stop from NY. Very colourfully decked up grid on Holi day today. Enjoyed doing this immensely.

    Did the ones of Saturday & Monday too.Enjoyed them too.

    Happy Holi to ye-all !

    camp Bombay

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    1. Thanks Raju and welcome back

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