Sunday, 2 July 2017

Special, Sunday 02 Jul 2017, Bruno


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


ACROSS
1   Swap partners in cake store (6)
4   Refuse to take top off right now (6)
9   Block nitrogen gas going over and around (4)
10 Wanting to hurl Anu’s rocking-chair (10)
11 Put an end to drink (6)
12 Moderate a dead match (8)
13 Stupid reason lost love is replaced by broken heart (9)
15 Staff was haggard before start of day (4)
16 Chilling scream cut at the start (4)
17 Waste products are strangely fluorescent emitting carbon regularly with inherent force (9)
21 Dorito chips containing a new flavour (8)
22 Physicist’s invention’s starting to be adopted by American companies’ radical leader (6)
24 Shakespeare was an exponent of tragedy about regular roadway accident (10)
25 Siren at 5 in the morning? Quiet! (4)
26 Romantic evening following vacation in Seattle put one to sleep (6)
27 Tons of credit sources (6)

DOWN
1   Style of sleep that can turn to pain (7)
2   Dark thing’s moving (5)
3   Cowboy managed girl’s head of cattle corraled (7)
5   Less than a dozen ukulele vendors were hawking (6)
6   Court’s support to dismantle Congress over time (9)
7   Coloured money caught by journalist (7)
8   Extremist group’s facing new rule; it could be disastrous (7,6)
14 Took time off to celebrate a holy Eid at the start of December (9)
16 Drink tea with endless joy (7)
18 One could set fire to boat (7)
19 Mother’s recipe could help stay warm (7)
20 Detective’s unmasking of impostor ends in moles being ousted (6)
23 Metal’s partly rigid (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed BRUNO 14

Enjoy.

78 comments:

  1. 14d Took time off to celebrate a holy Eid at the start of December (9)HOLIDAYED (A HOLY EID)* WITH D(-EC)

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  2. 5D Less than a dozen ukulele vendors were hawking (6)ELEVEN (T)

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  3. 4A: RESENT (-p)RESENT
    5D: ELEVEN T
    9A: SNAG N in GAS*

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  4. Making up for 5D
    2D: NIGHT THING*

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  5. 25A Siren at 5 in the morning? Quiet! (4)V AM P

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  6. 11 ACROSS: SCOTCH- TO PUT AN END= ALSO A DRINK ( my favourite !)

    3 down : RANCHER -- managed = ran + girl's = her +head of cattle (C)

    19 down: THERMOS-- anagram of mother's

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  7. 7 D..tainted.. Taint+ed

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    1. I think this needs correction

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    2. Please suggest sir. I am having a L board-)

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    3. The clue is a charade of money, caught & journalist

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    4. Gemini: You are here and attempting to solve cryptic crosswords means you have interest in words & puzzles. Do follow this blog and read carefully the parsings of clues. In addition follow this link to get the hang of it:
      http://www.crosswordunclued.com/2008/08/tackling-cryptic-crosswords-7-step_11.html

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  8. 1D- Panache- style- (NAP=<)ACHE

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  9. 12 A..Workaday..okay+ draw( dead match)

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    1. Correction please. Again use charade of a dead+match

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  10. 27A- Crores- Tons-(CR)ORES

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  11. 12AC: A D EQUATE
    15AC: WAN D
    16DN: CHA BLI[-s]

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    1. Sir, a slight correction in 16D required

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  12. 26A...Stupor..S+put+o+R( romantic).
    Would really appreciate inputsas it is maiden attempt..

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    1. This also requires correction.A bit tricky this clue.

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    2. Try alternative words for -put to sleep'. STUPOR will not fit in with 14 down and 20 down. Try and get those words first. Learning process and once you mater, you ill become A GEM IN in cryptic solving !

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    3. Gemini: see Chaturvasi @ 1137am . Plese read above MASTER ( not matr ) and You will ( not you ill) . sorry for the typo.

      Good one to burn from BRUNO. Does LETHARGIC also mean stupid? 7 down gives another colour variation, rarely used.

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    4. I feel lethargic could mean either physically or mentally slow I.e. stupid. It is also listed as a synonym in TFD. Hence the use...

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    5. Thanks.
      I was expressing a reservation.
      I feel that synonyms given is a list on the Net may not be quite accurate.
      But some solvers may argue cannot definitions be suggestive; should they be too accurate and a dead giveaway?
      So we have a point for discussion.

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    6. I agree with you CV sir... just the appearance in a laundry list is not sufficient for me. It has to be usable in a relevant context.

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    7. That's right. These comments I make for our better appreciation of the craft and not by way of disparagement. I have great respect for the cluing technique of some of the recent crop of setters but Indian newspapers are not tapping the rich talent. Just one newspaper is not enough to display their talent. The lethargy of newspaper editors in blindly buying overused syndicated puzzles is unfortunate.

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  13. My third-
    18D- Lighter-DD
    Boat/ One could set fire

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  14. All Across Clues

    13 Stupid reason lost love is replaced by broken heart (9) LETHARGIC {L{ETHAR*}GIC} Reason = {LOGIC - O}
    16 Chilling scream cut at the start (4) COLD {sCOLD}
    21 Dorito chips containing a new flavour (8) TANDOORI {DORITO+A+N}*

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    1. 21A Typo correction..A+N in DORITO*

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    2. MB,
      Nicely done tandoori. Chips is the new Anind.

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  15. 16d CHABLIS :: cha+blis(s)
    10a NAUSEATING :: NAU*+SEATING
    26a SEDATE :: SE+date

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  16. Qn: Is "stupid" the fittest def for 'lethargic'?

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    1. Lethargic is a slow coach.

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    2. Please see reply to Raju's commecomments at 1145

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  17. 8D LUNATIC FRINGE (FACING + N + RULE + IT)*

    17A EFFLUENTS (FLOURESCENT- CRO)* Around F

    24A PLAYWRIGHT PLIGHT around (RAWY)*

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    1. We have no dearth of 8 down in our country of this genre' !!! can be dubbed as kinetic frenzies? (kine= cows)

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  18. Lovely puzzle from Bruno. Challenging and enjoyable!

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  19. Are these solved?
    Ac: 22
    Dn: 6, 23

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  20. My 12.01 in addition to vasant's 11.56.

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  21. 22A and 23D were very cunningly crafted clues. Hats off Bruno!

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    1. So are some other. The difficulty level is slightly high in certain clues.

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    2. Yes Vasnt. Just got 22A.

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  22. Many wishes to Simpson Fraser and all Canadians for 150th Anniversary of Canada day.

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    1. Thanks, Vasant. Probably the oddest part of the celebration in Toronto was that we had a giant inflatable duck in our harbour provided by the government. I'm not sure why...a duck is not a symbol of Canada, and it looked like a giant bath toy. But it was funny to see it, so maybe that was the point. A lot of people took pictures of it, and children enjoyed it.

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  23. Challenging and enjoyable! Last one in was 22Ac. Thanks Bruno. :)

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  24. One more reminder!

    Yet to be solved

    Across : 22

    Down : 6 & 23

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    1. Add 7Dn clue also to the above list please!

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    2. Enjoyed doing 22D. One of my favourites.

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    3. I think 1 Across is also pending.

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  25. Nice clues. Enjoyed solving the puzzle. Thank you Bruno

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  26. Sus- pending clues : 1 across , 22a cross and 23 down and also 6 down and er--- also 7 down? what's the final tally? or sm I missing something ?

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  27. Do you know what "hebetudinous" is? Well, I learnt it just now. It is the syn. of a solution in this crossword. Guess which one it is. We can't use it a def in a crossword clue, can we?

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  28. Balaji,
    I agree 'stupid' is an apt def. in the relevant clue.

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  29. Refreshing 'hebetudinous' solvers- here is the correct list of pending clues:
    Ac.- 1,22
    Dn.- 6,7,20,23.

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  30. 22A: GEIGER (I (invention's starting) in GE+GE (Am companies') + R (radical leader) - def scientist.
    6D: ENTOURAGE (def = court - ENCOURAGE (support) with C(congress) replaced with T(time)). Struggled to anno this as I was stuck on time = AGE :)
    7D: TINCTED (TIN CT ED)
    Challenging grid, Bruno!

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  31. The last 3-
    1A & 20 and 23D.

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  32. 1a PA(N-s)TRY
    20 POIROT (imposter* after removing m and s)
    23d INVAR Never heard of this alloy Short for invariable

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  33. Rather, partly invariable

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  34. Good Suresh. Over in one stroke. I have heard Invar, but did not remember.
    Thank you Balaji- you seem to have won an unanimous approval. Keep them coming.

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  35. On googling, I find that Invar is an alloy of Iron & Nickel.

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  36. Suresh garu, please elaborate the anno for 1a...

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    1. Swap = Exchange
      Partners = N and S (In the game of bridge North and South are partners, the other two being East and West)
      Swap partners = Exchange S for N
      Cake = PASTRY so exchanging S for N we get PANTRY which is a store

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  37. Thank you Bruno for a great Crossword. Nice to see a good exchange between commenters rather than just answers.

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  38. I got to this a bit too late, but I enjoyed solving it. I was out late celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary July 1st. A navy ship came to Toronto harbour that we could tour for free, and of course there were fireworks and musical celebrations.
    My favourite clue in this puzzle was 25A for its great surface reading. And my new word of the day was CRORES.

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    1. "Crores" is well-known to me, as it is to politicians and businessmen in India, except that I don't get to handle that much, dealing only in thousands of rupees.

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    2. The amount of work you do: setting crossword puzzles, solving them enthusiastically, guiding budding setters, writing short stories, translating stories from Tamil is worth Crores, I am sure.

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  39. Glad you celebrated the anniversary nicely. A crore is 10 Millions and is very common in India.

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  40. Thank you all for the banter and the comments.

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  41. Amazing grid..tough but satisfying :)

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