Sunday, 16 July 2017

Special, Sunday 16 Jul 2017, Samurai Pony


Welcome to our new setters Samurai Pony. Bouquets and brickbats welcome.

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

ACROSS
1   Cheerful,rich,eccentric and extremely pretty (6)
4   Babies lisp so funnily (6)
9   Guy's a failure at love ultimately (4)
10 Notice man working by a shack being rebuked (10)
11 Extremely parsimonious and backward partner's a pest (6)
12 An associate's message leads to rancour (8)
13 Picture beast turning and starting to chase deer (9)
15 Mostly passionionate, young and crafty (4)
16 Tableau's clever (4)
17 Old wagons going back is initial mark of rejection (9)
21 &lit? maybe not figuratively speaking (8)
22 Hallowed but cares about devil basically (6)
24 Need I feed cynic nuts? (10)
25 Video about expelling English poet (4)
26 Listen, Giselle's back holding seal (6)
27 Injured citizen ignores 101 helpline's main tip (6)

DOWN
1   Officer at International organization regularly steals information (7)
2   Model lied about having anorexia to start with (5)
3   Old monarch played harp at Opera House initially (7)
5   Want to rush back after training on the 4th of July (6)
6   One conman is disturbed and restless (9)
7   Relentlessly scheming to catch bird (7)
8   Merman breasts may cause discomfort (13)
14 Could be a frog's good fortune? (9)
16 In this image, I am left alone..forever (7)
18 Balance Yemen, Libya & Egypt leaders to evolve (7)
19 Say,blueberry cheesecake as described in Stockholm (7)
20 First awkward online controversy (6)
23 Sexy Indian top! heads of corporates helplessly ogle like idiots (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SAMURAI PONY 1

Enjoy.

71 comments:

  1. 8 D Merman breasts may cause discomfort (13) EMBARRASSMENT

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  2. 1 across; CHIRPY---anagram of rich and (p)rett(Y)=cheerful

    2 down: IDEAL anagram of idle and (a)norexia = model

    10 across: ADMONISHED ---notice=AD+man=M= working =ON =A=1+ shack= shed= rebuked

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  3. 27 Injured citizen ignores 101 helpline's main tip (6)ZENITH (CITZEN-CI)*H(-ELPLINE)

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  4. 24 Need I feed cynic nuts? (10) DEFICIENCY - anag of ifeedcynic
    25 Video about expelling English poet (4) OVID - anag of video after del of E
    26 Listen, Giselle's back holding seal (6) SIGNET - rev telescopic

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  5. 25 Video about expelling English poet (4)OVID (VIDEO-E)*

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  6. 4AC: SPOILS*
    1DN: CO UN SEL
    6D INSOMNIAC [anagram of I conman is]

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  7. 22A Hallowed but cares about devil basically (6)SCARE*D(-EVIL)

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    1. Natural for us to go wrong, looking at the Halloween movies of horror!

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  8. 3d pharaoh harp+a.o.h*
    25d CHOLI

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  9. 5D - PENURY {PE}{RUN<=}{(-jul)Y}
    15A - WILY {WIL(-d)}{Y}
    11A - PSYLLA (P(-arsimoniu)S}{ALLY<=}

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  10. 13A: FLOWCHART (WOLF<< + C + HART)
    17A: OSTRACISM (O + CARTS<< + IS + M)
    20D: STRIFE (FIRST* + E)

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  11. 17A OSTRACISM O + CARTS <-- + IS + M

    7D STERNLY S{TERN}LY

    22A SACRED (CARES)* + D

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  12. Nice grid Samurai Pony! 4A and 27A were my favourites.
    Keep them coming.

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  13. compensating for 17A

    9A DUDE DUD + E

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  14. ACROSS
    12 An associate's message leads to rancour (8) A/CR(IM)ONY
    13 Picture beast turning and starting to chase deer (9) {FLOW<=}C{HART}
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    14 Could be a frog's good fortune? (9) WELL/BEING (c&dd)

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  15. 27A : Injured citizen ignores 101 helpline's main tip (6) ZENITH {CITIZEN-CI}*(H[-elpline]}
    19D : Say,blueberry cheesecake as described in Stockholm (7) SWEDISH [CD]

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    1. 19D ? homophone of SWEET DISH
      say = hp indicator

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    2. Oops! Didn't notice that 27A was solved by Ram @ 10:42 am!!

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  16. Wrt the clue 23d, is 'choli' a sexy garment? Discuss.

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    1. Choli ke peeche kya hai CVji?

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    2. Ask Madhuri Dikshit - Depends upon from which angle you ogle !!

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    3. technically, a choli is not a top. unless the setter is referring t modified cholis to be suitable to be worn on jeans. then they should be sexy!!!!

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    4. Without CV sir's favourite Supporter, Cholis worn would be sexy!

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  17. Started off smoothly thinking that the japanese Warrior and Pony will jointly take us on a smooth ride. As we cantered along, found that they are too wily by half. They had much more in stock than Choli ke peeche kya hai ! Spoilt us silly ! No babies these in compilation ! Graet job ! Enjoyed thoroughly . Thanks du(o)des !!

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    1. Thank you Raju Umamaheshwar. Appreciate your feedback :)

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    2. Umamaheswar itself is long enough without the hitch of an aitch ! Well done Mona Segal . Please continue to regale us ; it prevents insomnia besides Alzheimer's !

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    3. Sorry about that extra 'h'.

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    4. Supriya Mithal is my partner... :)

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    5. Thank you foryour appreciation and encouragement Raju Umamaheswar 😊

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  18. 16A Tableau's clever (4) ABLE (hidden)

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  19. 16D In this image, I am left alone..forever (7) AGELESS (image less age leaves I'm)

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  20. 21A &lit? maybe not figuratively speaking (8) VERBATIM (2 definitions)

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  21. Sorry about the 4 posts...my computer kept erasing! My favourite was 14D. Thanks to Samurai Pony!

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  22. That leaves only 18D. Who's going to be the last one to solve that?

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    1. Already done by a2z @ 11:02 am, Sir!

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    2. i already posted it as my third

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    3. Didn't see it as it was posted as a reply

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    4. tried to keep all 3 together. somehoe, refreshing of page was deleting already typed content. the quickness with which everyone posted made me solve almost the whole crossy.

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  23. Lovely brainteaser! Keep it coming Monaji. :)

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    1. Thank you .. call me Mona please :)

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    2. Ok! Thanking Supriya too for this enjoyable Sunday fare! :)

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  24. 16 A TABLEAU'S CLEVER ABLE (Kangaroo clue)

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  25. That's all then. Thank you Mona and Supriya

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    1. Thank you Deepak Sir!

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    2. Sir ,once again thank you for this opportunity ,may this be the beginning of many more .

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  26. Off Topic. See how 'Petrichor' got it's name at the following link

    http://theconversation.com/the-smell-of-rain-how-csiro-invented-a-new-word-39231?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

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  27. 18 D RESTYLE Balance - Rest Y L E from the initials of Yemen Lebanon Egypt

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  28. Tx Mona Supriya :)... my COD was 14D... great debut...!

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  29. All done & dusted before I could post. Lovely puzzle. Thought I had seen this puzzle somewhere (was it 1 across?)..hadnt solved at that time but relished solving it now. Great debut Samurai Pony?(Mona is one setter;who is/are the other/s?)

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    1. Wrong punctuation after Pony. Read ! in place of ?

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    2. Oh! just read Previous comments . So Supriya & Mona are the Samurai Pony.Awesome!

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  30. I was late and so did not get anything. Anyway, immensely enjoyed solving. Thank you Mona (without ji as per your request) & Supriya. This is the beginning of many more interesting CW's to come, I am sure.
    Col.,
    Glad your contributors are growing- and abler too.

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  31. That was a superb double-knitted puzzle!
    Well done and keep them coming.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback Koteswara :)

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