Sunday, 6 August 2017

Special, Sunday 06 Aug 2017, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Ministers of Egyptian Sun God in delightful state (7)
5   Check back some portion of Welsh animal (6)
9   Take away weapons in the lunar month (5)
10 I am for money put out on spontaneous delivery (9)
11 One coat be designed as craft on frozen water (7)
12 One who gains knowledge has to give up his head and take year-longer (7)
13 Old territory off-Connecticut got one in crowd scene (5)
14 Liberal adopter gets good name as sponsor (9)
16 Baltic language is confusing relating to projectiles (9)
19 Underworld God firm on dance variant (5)
21 Swellings hesitatingly healed in single settlement (7)
23 Inhabitants of Thailand in primitive society (7)
24 Small convulsions may lead to extermination (9)
25 Closet queen to fire out refinance arrangement (5)
26 Moderately soft or otherwise (4,2)
27 Extracts reportedly the bloodsuckers (7)

DOWN
1   Important criminal left with foolishly brave record to reveal you! (14)
2   Chemical substance in green tea stirs energy out (7)
3   Lamb too dances? Bingo! (7)
4   Close-fitting stock turnover in view (9)
5   Start the game again leaving the league and settle the score (5)
6   A bit ado to prepare write-up for job? (7)
7   I am good in hunger strike (7)
8   Serious stunt in order to get quality of nourishing (14)
15 Cool! Trend is changing to lessen in force (9)
17 A deep pool trap with source of oxygen complaint (7)
18 Thing is perhaps close at hand (2,5)
19 One in custody gets E number in due course (7)
20 This numbered paradise keeps you extremely happy (7)
22 Apt mantra mirrors the theme (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 9

Enjoy.

47 comments:

  1. 3 down: TOMBOLA_ anagram of LAMB TOO
    6 down: BIODATA-- anagram of A BIT ADO

    18 down : IN SIGHT-- anagram of THING IS

    L=logging in my bit before rushing out for prior engagements.

    Looks like a cake that I cut yesterday.

    Rest of the clues to be tackled once I'm back home.

    Thanks KKR

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  2. 11A One coat be designed as craft on frozen water (7) ICEBOAT I+{COAT BE*}
    1Dn Important criminal left with foolishly brave record to reveal you! (14) CRUCIVERBALIST {CRUCI{VERBA*}A{-L}{LIST}
    2Dn Chemical substance in green tea stirs energy out (7) REAGENT {GREEN TEA - E}*

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    1. 1Dn Anno Correction : {CRUCI{VERBA*}-AL}{LIST}

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  3. 3D:TOMBOLA (Lamb too)*
    6D:BIODATA (A bit ado)*
    10A: IMPROPTU I'M PRO PUT*

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    1. Vasant,
      Take two more for 3D and 6D

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    2. 10A anno revisit:I'M+PRO+M+PUT*

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  4. 7D I am good in hunger strike (7) I’M + PIN(G)E
    19D One in custody gets E number in due course (7) D(E + TEN)UE
    22D Apt mantra mirrors the theme (5) MOTIF (fit + om rev.)
    I like the surface reading of 7D!

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    1. I haven't done this but as as I read the answers here I thought the surface reading of 7d was quite good - even before I went on to see Fraser's comment.

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  5. 8D: NUTRITIOUSNESS (SERIOUSSTUNTIN*)
    20D: SEVENTH (CD - ref to seventh heaven)
    27A: LEECHES (hp LEACHES)

    Thanks KKR!

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  6. 1a cut(RA)te s
    9a unarm T
    13a extra(-CT)

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    1. Thanks Sree_Sree for your participation!

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  7. Making up for 3D & 6D
    5D:REPAY REP(-l)AY
    12A:YEARNER (-l+Y)EARNER

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  8. A spicy Sunday special! Enjoyed it!! Thank you, KKR. :)

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  9. 19A - DISCO {DIS}{CO}
    23A - NATIVES {NA{T}IVE}{S}
    26A - SORT OF*

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  10. I am taking leave of you. Time to sleep.
    Will be back after six hours to see if anything is pending.

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  11. 5A- Rabbit- Animal- (BAR=<) BIT
    14A-Godparent- Sponsor-(ADOPTER G N)*Liberal as anind!
    16A-Ballistic- Relating to projectiles- (BALTIC L IS)*

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  12. Most enjoyable. Thank you KKR.
    Waited till I completed since I was enjoying the fill.

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  13. 21 A. LUMPSUM ( swellings - LUMPS, hesitatingly -UM )
    4 D. SKINTIGHT ( view - SIGHT, anno incomplete, sorry )
    15 D. DECONTROL ( cool trend * )

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  14. 4d Close-fitting stock turnover in view (9) SKINTIGHT (anno not clear; I see SIGHT : unable to account for KINT
    15d Cool! Trend is changing to lessen in force (9) DECONTROL*
    24a Small convulsions may lead to extermination (9) S LAUGHTER

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  15. 4D- Stock could be kin. T for turnover?

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  16. 17d A deep pool trap with source of oxygen complaint (7) LUMBAGO :: LUM (deep pool) BAG (trap) O (source of oxygen)

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  17. 25D NANCE (REFINANCE - FIRE)* defn= closet queen.

    Sorry was busy... could not participate today KKR... will try the rest in the evening!

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  18. That completes it. thank you KKR & Col.

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  19. I am not able to get Lum= Deep pool in any dict. Help?

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    1. I knew lum=chimney which came up a couple of weeks back in one of THCs. Lum=deep pool can't get either.

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  20. http://www.definitions.net/definition/LUM

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    1. Thank you doc. Here also the chimney meaning is given first. Seems to be non standard.

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    2. seems to be specific regional use. Found in the book "a glossary of North country, in use...." by john trotter.

      A deep pool of water, the still part of a river.

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  21. Thank you all for the interest.
    Thanks to Col and the blog!

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  22. KKR: I liked the way you had clued CRUCIVERBALIST !!

    This crossie got me engaged deeply, keeping me away from reading my Sunday papers .

    Shoudn't LUMP SUM be (4,3) instead of 7 ? I could be wrong in these days of non-hyphen and portmanteau words !!

    Thanks for an enjoyable crossie .

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  23. Thanks again Raju.
    I referred to Chambers/Oxford. Both the variants are present.

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