Sunday, 9 July 2017

Special, Sunday 09 Jul 2017, Saral


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


ACROSS
7   Narcotics user did act crazily (6)
8   Hard ground for fireplace (6)
11 Hold tight the head of cod fish (5)
12 Pull worker, the French guy, to the front (9)
13 Fraud son leaves, taking dollars initially and vanish (7)
15 Budget money distributed around company (7)
17 Volcano in Vietnam (4)
19 Volunteers with good label (3)
20 Restriction on drug, it's evil (4)
23 Order a right variety (7)
24 Expressionless college head taking a display picture  (7)
26 Tom plays around artist in waterfalls (9)
29 Propeller from both sides (5)
30 Very old lady finally on a grand European trip (6)
31 Vehicle  coming out of Nicaragua crushed a big lizard (6)

DOWN
1   Deliver bill to politician (10)
2   Fixed new grid game ( first and final ) (6)
3   Small particle, source of all the  original matter (4)
4   Stormily end drought, Indra ? (7,3)
5   Accountant on time, at first audit, search a cellar (8)
6   Endless learning for boss (4)
9   Ship loaded with 50% of cans with dead fish (5)
10 Removed core of fruit, left green stone (5)
14 Hence trend can be established (10)
16 Mention newly about supreme almighty (10)
18 A bar initially is usual ? Strange (8)
21 Mother runs before child in procession (5)
22 Furious Ryan runs amok, taking gun at first (5)
25 A win after dropping last two letters in open court (6)
27 Even stars return to jog (4)
28 Almost last ! Admit one doctor in cruise (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SARAL 8

Enjoy.

43 comments:

  1. 27d Even stars return to jog (4) T R OT (S)T(A)R TO<-
    22D Furious Ryan runs amok, taking gun at first (5)ANGRY (RYAN)* WITH G (-UN)
    21D Mother runs before child in procession (5)MA R CH

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  2. 29A ROTOR - Palindrome
    17A ETNA (T)
    14D ENTRENCHED - Anagram of Hence trend

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  3. 15A Budget money distributed around company (7) ECONOMY CO in MONEY*
    4Dn Stormily end drought, Indra ? (7,3) THUNDER GOD (END DROUGHT)*
    10D Removed core of fruit, left green stone (5) BERYL BE[-r]RY+L

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  4. 4D:THUNDER GOD (END DROUGHT)*
    16D: OMNIPOTENT TOP< inside MENTION*
    29A:ROTOR<>

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  5. Making up for 4D & 29A
    7A: ADDICT (DID ACT)*
    8A:H EARTH

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  6. 17 across: ETNA --VietnaM = container etna in VIM

    21 across: CATARACTS-- Tom=cat +plays around= acts + artist= RA

    3 across; IGUANA ---- (-CAR= vehicle) from NICARAGUA -- anagram of NIAGUA =lizard


    Very Saral today !

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  7. 1D ADMINISTER AD + MINISTER

    12A MANHANDLE MAN + HAND + LE

    5D CATACOMB CA + T + A + COMB

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  8. Nice puzzle! Saral, simple and enjoyable.

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  9. 12 Pull // worker, / the French / guy, to the front (9) MAN/HAND/LE

    DOWN
    1 Deliver // bill /to politician (10) AD/MINISTER
    14 Hence trend can be established (10) ENTRENCHED* (Anagram of Hence trend)

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    1. All 3 done earlier.You can take 3 more

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    2. 13A Fraud son leaves, taking dollars initially and vanish (7) [-s](+D)WINDLE

      30A Very old lady finally on a grand European trip (6) V/O/[-lad]Y/A/G/E

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    3. 25D A win after dropping last two letters // in open court (6) A/TRIUM[-ph]

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  10. Simply Saral and enjoyable! Thanks LV :)

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  11. 11A- C(LING)- Hold tight
    19A-TA(G)- Label
    Volunteer- TA
    20A-(BAN)E- Evil

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  12. As saral as it gets, nevertheless interesting with some enjoyable wordplay. Thank you LV.

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  13. A doubt about 26A- Cataract itself is waterfalls. Do we need S at the end?
    I think cataracts may lead to eye problem.

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    1. Cataract is waterfall. S for plural, my understanding.

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    2. Dic. says (both Chambers & Free dic.) cataract is water falls. No need for cataracts. Hence my doubt.

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    3. Paddy sir point noted. used S for plural as a2z has mentioned above.

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  14. Long since I gave all 3 answers in one go (as instructed)

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  15. Just got back from the meet. There were 409 bikes. Hopefully we've clinched the record

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    1. Congrats! Pl. do let us know once it is clinched.

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  16. 23a A R RANGE
    24A {DE{A{DP}AN}
    2D RIGGED (anagram of grid and g e (from first and last of game))

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  17. My 3

    3D - ATOM Acrostic
    6D - STUD STUD(-y)
    9D - SCADS {S{CA(-ns}{D}S}

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  18. Yet to be solved:

    Down: 18, 28

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    1. 18 A B Normal
      28SAIL las(-t)+i

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  19. Nice puzzle LV! Joined late, and everything's done :) Liked the smooth surfaces of 7A, 30A, 2D to name a few.
    One question about OMNIPOTENT
    Mention newly about supreme almighty (10)
    "about" doing double duty as container ind as well as reversal ind for TOP?

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    1. Thanks Ramki.
      Omnipotent - yes my mistake:( A rev indicator would have fixed that.

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  20. Very nice puzzle, simple yet elegant... thoroughly enjoyable

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  21. Sorry i got busy later... simple pleasure.. tx LV

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  22. Thanks Saral/LV for the wonderful crossword! I could solve only now.

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  23. I did this a day late because I was in Boston at the National Puzzlers' League convention (4 days of puzzling fun, with many cryptic crosswords but many other word puzzles too). This puzzle was a smooth solve with a couple of toughies near the end, particularly 28D! I was glad to see I wasn't the only one who left that to last. Thanks to Saral.

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