Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Hindu Crossword 8243 Solutions - by Vinod & Rajagopal

Contrary to expectation, the clues have taken a sudden and welcome leap in quality. Wondering if it's a different compiler for the rest of the week.

Across
1 Bear to relate a different version (8) TOLERATE (to relate a different version = ana. TO+RELATE)
5 Shylock was one (6) USURER (Direct)
9 Liver, for one, may long for material (8) ORGANDIE (Liver, for one=LIVER, long=DIE => ORGAN+DIE)
10 Smell from some of the pleasantest enchantresses (6) STENCH (Container => pleasanteST ENCHantresses)
12 Girl taken by an individual in the past (4) GONE (Girl=G, individual=ONE=>Girl taken by an individual = G+ONE)
13 Pubertal indications in southern centres (3,7) SEX CHANGES (southern=S, centres=EXCHANGES)
15 Can hum to the tune of Chinese dynasty (6) MANCHU (Can hum to the tune = ana. CAN+HUM)
17 Doesn't begin to cross over an animal's back (5) RIDGE (to cross over=BRIDGE=>Doesn't begin to cross over = BRIDGE-G)
20 Hundred in field cultivating betel-nut (5) ARECA (Hundred=C, field=AREA=>Hundred in field = ARE(C)A)
21 State the member is in drink (6) ALLEGE (member=LEG, drink=ALE=>member is in drink = AL(LEG)E)
24 Family member holding back letters for legislative assembly (10) PARLIAMENT (Family member=PARENT, letters=MAIL=>back letters=LIAM=>Family member holding back letters =PARENT holding MAIL = PAR(LIAM)ENT)
27 A great many welcome back an idol (4) DEVA (A great many=D, welcome=AVE=>welcome back=EVA => D+EVA)
29 Shows off five relatives (6) VAUNTS (five=V, relatives=AUNTS => V+AUNTS)
30 Ma charts out the place where gymnasts land (5,3) CRASH MAT (Ma charts = ana. MA+CHARTS)
31 Wrong to return to the Bengali a kind of hut (6) NESTER (return=RET, the Bengali=SEN => reverse of RET+NES -- I don't think 'Wrong' is a good enough reversal indicator)
32 Of the French vagabond getting a wine bottle (8) DECANTER (Of the French=DE, vagabond=CANTER => DE+CANTER)

Down
1 Depression faced by a meteorologist (6) TROUGH (Direct)
2 Member has a conclusion about the inscription (6) LEGEND (Member=LEG, conclusion=END=>Member has a conclusion = LEG+END)
3 Be around a group (4) RING (Direct??)
4 Very short time for Tamils' leader to take food (5) TRICE (Tamils' leader=T, food=RICE => T+RICE)
6 Tricks taken up to embrace the 21st Vedic precept (5) SUTRA
7 Edge near runaway outlaw (8) RENEGADE (Edge near runaway = ana. EDGE+NEAR)
8 Went back over Hera destroying the barn (8) REHASHED (Hera destroying=ana. HERA=REHA, the barn=SHED => REHA+SHED)
11 Account in Hindi you gave a learner is true (6) ACTUAL (Account=AC, Hindi you=TU, a=A, learner=L => AC+TU+A+L)
14 Father in India is a double graduate (4) BABA (Direct)
16 Delights with daily writing (6) CHARMS (Double Defn.)
17 Melodic pattern issues forth from an Agra garden (4) RAGA (Container => agRA GArden)
18 Maven and cop together set up an outdoor cooking device (4,4) CAMP OVEN (Maven and cop together set up = ana. MAVEN+COP)
19 Beastly acts of endearment (4,4) BEAR HUGS (Direct)
22 That woman is met by a man in the ascendant, a rishi in fact (6) HERMIT (That woman=HER, a man=TIM=>a man in the ascendant=MIT => HER+MIT)
23 Maul a ballplayer? (6) BATTER (Double Defn.)
25 Be full of no British fibre (5) ISTLE (Be full of=BRISTLE??=>Be full of no British = BRISTLE-BR)
26 Verne displays impudence (5) NERVE (Verne displays = ana. VERNE)
28 Continent has sources of art silk in abundance (4) ASIA ('sources' suggests the 1st letters of Art, Silk, In, Abundance => A+S+I+A)

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Chaturvasi said...

Reg. 31a Wrong to return to the Bengali a kind of hut (6) NESTER
CV: This is not the answer. "Nester" is one who builds a nest; it doesn't mean "a kind of hut". The correct answer is NIS-SEN. Rev. of sin (wrong) + Sen (the Bengali).' Nissen hut' is a shed with semicircular roof used for storage and may be seen in IAF units just as I saw in Jalahalli, near Bangalore, years ago when I was living with my dad in officers' quarters.
Reg. 3d Be around a group (4) RING (Direct??)
CV: Two meanings, actually.. Ring (v.) (be around) / ring (n.) (a group) as in ringleader where 'ring' is a group or band.
Reg. 6d Tricks taken up to embrace the 21st Vedic precept (5) SUTRA
CV: Exp? Rev. of 'arts' going round 'u' (which is the 21st letter in the alpabet.
Reg. 14d Father in India is a double graduate (4) BABA (Direct)
CV: This too is not direct. Actually it is B.A.+ B.A. (double graduate)
Reg. 16d Delights with daily writing (6) CHARMS (Double Defn.)
CV: This is not double def. It is 'word after word'. char (daily) + MS (manuscript or writing)
Reg. 25d Be full of no British fibre (5) ISTLE (Be full of=BRISTLE??=>Be full of no British = BRISTLE-BR)
CV: When a battlefield "bristles" with soldiers it is "full of" soldiers.

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Chaturvasi said...

A gremlin was at work. The deleted posts are only duplicates.

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A gremlin was at work. The deleted posts are only duplicates.

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