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TIB #7 – The Late Edition

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– Chaturvasi Sir has  reviewed TIB 6 in detail. Solutions, Overall commentsAcross, Down. Thanks a lot sir.

– Sorry for the delay in posting this grid, Cryptonyte took longer than usual to defeat superman. Hope you enjoy the puzzle. Cheers

Easy-to-solve-online version available here.

Across – Diogenes

1 Still having something to say in the mail? (7,8)
9 Excited a lover (6)
10 For reorganizations’ sake, push all over the place (5-3)
11 Out-and-out rival crossing the line (8)
14 Having the will to give up tea holdings (6)
17 How one may travel to a lecture at Wharton? (8,5)
20 With more than a couple of edges there, out in an embarrassing position (5-8)
23 Reportedly a film editor’s device (6)
25 It repeatedly comes up in an orderly appeal (8)
28 This is how to improve our stock (8)
29 A hair raising experience might end with this (6)
30 Somehow sensed the drink had a human quality (15)

Down – Cryptonyte

2 Rush seeing werewolf nibble up entrails (6)
3 Model on the catwalk or a streetwalker? (5)
4 An administrator to veer off course (5)
5 A ticket to the orient is not so great anymore (5)
6 Ability to maintain balance on a ship comes from ageless sailing (3,4)
7 Sharper note with a lot of feeling (5)
8 One gives out sender’s IP in encrypted form (9)
12 Fabricated lies about a shred of linen in clothing material (5)
13 Fly down to ball dance (5)
15 Cumbersome, weekends are taken away for a grant (5)
16 Hernando the explorer’s summit as it were (2,2,5)
17 Some lamb getting round in the shed (5)
18 In the past a crime was taken to the church (5)
19 Dog, 101 of rare geographic origins roped in (5)
21 Gun’s hollow case with brain-blowing insides (7)
22 Attraction surrounding the Spanish resorts (6)
24 Mail across some money to disburse (5)
25 One pretends to be a toughie (5)
26 Savour the flavour (5)
27 Not one of a kind author? (5)

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Written by Cryptonyte

June 21, 2009 at 5:04 am

Posted in Crossword grid

19 Responses

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  1. off the cuff, w/o grid.

    Across – 10 – shake-ups *,
    11 – COMPLETE, DD ??

    down –
    2 – inflow<-
    3 – T RAMP
    4 – REEVE, extra 'e'??
    5 – PASS E
    6 – SEA LEGS*, impeccable surface reading
    8 – DISPENSER*
    12 – LIS{L}E*
    21 – C{ARBIN}*E
    22 – HOT{EL}S

    anish

    June 22, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  2. I worked on a crossword fully but just before putting it up I learnt that the grid that we create originally in the crossword compiler website becomes a template in the library there. I was not willing to sacrifice a personal grid that I have been using for the past several decades in that manner.
    BTW, how long does the website take to ‘approve’ a crossword. Is it just a formality that no offensive language is used?

    chaturvasi

    June 23, 2009 at 9:46 am

    • I was not aware that the grids used become templates there. Vinod and/or I usually make new grids each time. It usually takes less than 2 days for approval and I guess it is just a formality as you suggest. However I haven’t tried entering just one character throughout the grid so that the answers are not revealed. (That is to say, only A in all squares for instance.) Should try that sometime.

      cryptonyte

      June 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

      • Update: As CV sir said, the grids you use in Dowedo are added to their template library.

        cryptonyte

        June 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

  3. A suggestion for the setter duo.

    The next time, don’t tell us who wrote the Across and Down sets. Let us guess. Chaturvasi Sir had once remarked that your styles are similar. But are they so similar to be indistinguishable? Set us solvers a challenge to find out 🙂

    How does that sound?

    Shuchi

    June 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

    • This idea had occurred to me sometime back, I dismissed it because I thought it was fairly obvious. But since you suggest, TIB8 will not say who clued what.

      cryptonyte

      June 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

      • What I must have meant was that though two composers were involved, the work was not patchy as it is in the crosswords of a famous composer you know where.
        That said, I am sure some of us can say who wrote which set because they are not so indistinguishable.
        I think I have already said that I somehow don’t like this idea of two people writing one crossword: each must set separately. It will be great if one acts as test solver of the other and help the setter in improving his work. That luxury, alas, eludes setters generally who have great onus on their shoulders – constantly revising and making even last-minute changes. When we revise our own work our mind tends to leap and miss out any slight mistakes which can be caught pronto by a fresh mind not involved in the work looking at it.
        Anyway this is a personal opinion.

        chaturvasi

        June 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

  4. No Online solvable version this time around??? 23 AC AND 17 DN YET TO FALL

    1 Still having something to say in the mail? (7,8)- PICTURE POSTCARD
    9 Excited a lover (6)A FLAME
    10 For reorganizations’ sake, push all over the place (5-3) SHAKE UPS*
    11 Out-and-out rival crossing the line (8)COMPLETE DD
    14 Having the will to give up tea holdings (6)
    {-T}ESTATE
    17 How one may travel to a lecture at Wharton? (8,5)BUSINESS CLASS CD
    20 With more than a couple of edges there, out in an embarrassing position (5-8)THREE CORNERED??
    23 Reportedly a film editor’s device (6)
    25 It repeatedly comes up in an orderly appeal (8)PE{TI}{TI}ON
    28 This is how to improve our stock (7)EUGENICS, CD, grid is for 8 letters
    29 A hair raising experience might end with this (6)SCARES??
    30 Somehow sensed the drink had a human quality (15)
    KINDHEARTEDNESS*
    Down – Cryptonyte

    2 Rush seeing werewolf nibble up entrails (6)INFLOW<-
    3 Model on the catwalk or a streetwalker? (5)T RAMP
    4 An administrator to veer off course (5)REEV*E, xtra E not clear
    5 A ticket to the orient is not so great anymore (5)PASS E
    6 Ability to maintain balance on a ship comes from ageless sailing (3,4)SEA LEGS
    7 Sharper note with a lot of feeling (5)CLEFT??, anno??
    8 One gives out sender’s IP in encrypted form (9)DISPENSER*
    12 Fabricated lies about a shred of linen in clothing material (5)LIS{L}E*
    13 Fly down to ball dance (5)TANG<- O
    15 Cumbersome, weekends are taken away for a grant (5)A{-WK}WARD
    16 Hernando the explorer’s summit as it were (2,2,5)SO TO SPEAK (SOTO'S PEAK)
    17 Some lamb getting round in the shed (5)
    18 In the past a crime was taken to the church (5)
    SIN CE
    19 Dog, 101 of rare geographic origins roped in (5)
    C{ORG}*I
    21 Gun’s hollow case with brain-blowing insides (7)
    C{-AS}{ARBIN}*E*
    22 Attraction surrounding the Spanish resorts (6)
    HOT{EL}S
    24 Mail across some money to disburse (5)S{P}END
    25 One pretends to be a toughie (5)POSER
    26 Savour the flavour (5)TASTE DD
    27 Not one of a kind author? (5)TWAIN CD

    ANISH MADHAVAN

    June 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    • “4 An administrator to veer off course (5)REEV*E, xtra E not clear”

      Course = Direction = E

      cryptonyte

      June 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

  5. AC:
    Picture postcard, Aflame, Shake ups, Complete, Estate, Business class, Three cornered, Sensor, Petition, Eugenics, Shaver, Kindheartedness

    DN:
    Inflow, Tramp, Reeve, Passe, Sea legs, Cheat, Dispenser, Lisle, Tango, Award, So to speak, Baron, Since, Corgi, Carbine, Hotels, Spend, Poser, Taste, Twain

    Phalgun

    June 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

  6. This is as far as I got – found this one way tougher than the last :
    Across

    1 Still having something to say in the mail? (7,8) PICTURE POSTCARD
    9 Excited a lover (6) A-FLAME
    10 For reorganizations’ sake, push all over the place (5-3) SHAKE UPS *
    11 Out-and-out rival crossing the line (8)COMP(L)ETE
    14 Having the will to give up tea holdings (6)ESTATE
    17 How one may travel to a lecture at Wharton? (8,5)
    BUSINESS CLASS 🙂
    20 With more than a couple of edges there, out in an embarrassing position (5-8)
    THREE CORNERED —>devilish clue !
    23 Reportedly a film editor’s device (6)SENSOR
    25 It repeatedly comes up in an orderly appeal (8)
    PE(TI TI)ON
    28 This is how to improve our stock (8)EUGENICS
    29 A hair raising experience might end with this (6)?? 😦
    30 Somehow sensed the drink had a human quality (15)
    KINDHEARTEDNESS*

    Down

    2 Rush seeing werewolf nibble up entrails (6) IN FLOW another devilish clue
    7 Sharper note with a lot of feeling (5) CHEAT
    13 Fly down to ball dance (5) TANGO —> Guessed this one , don’t get the clue fully
    15 Cumbersome, weekends are taken away for a grant (5) A(-WK)WARD
    16 Hernando the explorer’s summit as it were (2,2,5) SO TO SPEAK —>My favorite clue 🙂
    17 Some lamb getting round in the shed (5) BARON–>solved as wordplay – don’t get the lamb reference
    18 In the past a crime was taken to the church (5) SIN-CE
    19 Dog, 101 of rare geographic origins roped in (5) CORGI —->Again don’t fully understand the clue
    21 Gun’s hollow case with brain-blowing insides (7)
    C (ARBIN)*E
    22 Attraction surrounding the Spanish resorts (6) HOT(EL)S 🙂
    24 Mail across some money to disburse (5) S(P) END
    25 One pretends to be a toughie (5) POSER
    26 Savour the flavour (5) TASTE
    27 Not one of a kind author? (5) TWAIN —>loved this clue 🙂

    Aruna

    June 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    • Baron: a cut of mutton or lamb comprising the two loins, or saddle, and the hind legs.

      cryptonyte

      June 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

    • CORGI -> 101 = CI, Of Rare Geographic origins = ORG

      cryptonyte

      June 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

    • Thanks for solving Aruna.

      29 A hair raising experience might end with this (6) SHAVER
      Intended as a Cryptic Def clue with the hope that the solver might be misled by the phrase “a hair-raising experience”. Those who noticed the absence of the hyphen in “hair raising” would have escaped the trap.

      diogeneb

      July 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  7. Across – Diogenes

    1 Still having something to say in the mail? (7,8) PICTURE POSTCARD 🙂 🙂 🙂
    9 Excited a lover (6) AFLAME
    10 For reorganizations’ sake, push all over the place (5-3) SHAKE UPS
    11 Out-and-out rival crossing the line (8) COMPLETE 🙂
    14 Having the will to give up tea holdings (6) ESTATE 🙂
    17 How one may travel to a lecture at Wharton? (8,5) BUSINESS CLASS 🙂 🙂
    20 With more than a couple of edges there, out in an embarrassing position (5-8) THREE CORNERED 🙂 🙂
    23 Reportedly a film editor’s device (6) SENSOR 🙂
    25 It repeatedly comes up in an orderly appeal (8) PETITION 🙂 another good one
    28 This is how to improve our stock (7)
    29 A hair raising experience might end with this (6) SHAVER 🙂
    30 Somehow sensed the drink had a human quality (15) KINDHEARTEDNESS 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Down – Cryptonyte

    2 Rush seeing werewolf nibble up entrails (6) INFLOW
    3 Model on the catwalk or a streetwalker? (5) TRAMP 🙂
    4 An administrator to veer off course (5) REEVE 🙂
    5 A ticket to the orient is not so great anymore (5) PASSE 🙂 good one
    6 Ability to maintain balance on a ship comes from ageless sailing (3,4) SEA LEGS 🙂 🙂
    7 Sharper note with a lot of feeling (5) CHEAT 🙂
    8 One gives out sender’s IP in encrypted form (9) DISPENSER 🙂
    12 Fabricated lies about a shred of linen in clothing material (5) LISLE 🙂
    13 Fly down to ball dance (5) TANGO 🙂 🙂 liked this clue a lot
    15 Cumbersome, weekends are taken away for a grant (5) AWARD
    16 Hernando the explorer’s summit as it were (2,2,5) SO TO SPEAK 🙂 Hadn’t heard of Hernando SOTOS but figured out from the grid
    17 Some lamb getting round in the shed (5) BARON 🙂
    18 In the past a crime was taken to the church (5) SINCE 🙂
    19 Dog, 101 of rare geographic origins roped in (5) CORGI 🙂
    21 Gun’s hollow case with brain-blowing insides (7) CARBINE 🙂
    22 Attraction surrounding the Spanish resorts (6) HOTELS
    24 Mail across some money to disburse (5) SPEND 🙂 good one
    25 One pretends to be a toughie (5) POSER 🙂 🙂
    26 Savour the flavour (5) TASTE
    27 Not one of a kind author? (5) TWAIN 🙂 🙂

    Anand

    June 24, 2009 at 4:16 am

  8. I remember to have posted my comments and answers. It is difficult to remeber after a few days. In the format adopted by C-vasi, John and Bhargav we can see our’s as well as others’ answers and comments at any point of time.
    ay be you can do something like that too.

    Sridhar

    June 25, 2009 at 5:26 am

    • Hi
      Thanks for you comment 🙂 As mentioned on the homepage, comments containing solutions will be displayed only when the solutions have been declared. This is to encourage greater participation. All other comments will be approved immediately.

      You can see your comments after they have been approved.

      Thanks

      cryptonyte

      June 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

  9. Ok I am an idiot . I figured out 13 down AFTER solving it.

    I cannot get these 2 only: 4 down and 29 across
    This was a great crossword to solve 🙂

    Aruna

    June 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm

  10. Thanks everyone for solving the puzzle 🙂 Now take a crack at TIB#8 – Whodunit. Also guess which compiler clued which section. 🙂

    cryptonyte

    June 27, 2009 at 11:11 am


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