Monday, March 19, 2012

Anax's Special Crossword for Crossword Unclued

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I found a message from Anax in my mailbox this weekend, containing a delightful surprise: a crossword created especially for Crossword Unclued.

I'm thrilled to bits :) Sharing the crossword with you all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Please post your answers/opinions/feedback in the comments section. For this post comment moderation is off and a max limit of 3 answers per person is on.

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Anax Puzzle for Crossword Unclued 
     Anax's Crossword for Crossword Unclued

Enjoy solving!

[Update: Annotated answers here.]

@Anax: Thank you very much.

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29 comments

Chaturvasi said...

25a OO H
27a E (MOTIONAL)*
16d OS CU LATE

Bhavan said...

Absolutely generous of Anax.

Thanks to both of you for this crossword.

Venkatesh said...

7a FUSIONIST*
13a HONSHU (T)
1d AFTER HOURS*

Shyam said...

"India’s First Lady of Cryptic Crosswords" - Whatay! Thanks Anax!


22D LASSIE
21A CLUEDO
17A U+NCROSS

SandhyaP said...

24A BON{ESHA*}KERS
8D S{PRING-CLEAN*}ING
15D A{NGLO*}{PHI}LE

Deepak Gopinath said...

2D - {POT}{AS}{H}
9D - {TO}{MA}{HAWK}
18D - {OP}{PO<-}{SIT}{E}

Chaturvasi said...

Well,well,well!

On completion of the grid, I have found a Nina!

Chaturvasi said...

I had the answer for a word from the definition but had difficulty in fitting it in. It was only much later that I realised that an old spelling for the familiar word is used. But Anax has taken care to ensure that the wordplay leads to the spelling variant quite clearly.

Shuchi said...

@Chaturvasi: I had the same struggle with that word.

Col_Gopinath said...

The Nina had to be there

raju umamaheswar said...

Congrats, First Lady:

You have made us all proud by this new status and in particular, all the female enthusiasts. May your culture grow and many more accolades come your way like this. God bless.

My printer cartridges ahve run dry. How do I solve this on line? Please guide me. Thanks.

Shuchi said...

Thanks raju.

Do you see the interactive grid embedded in the post? If not, the Java plugin could be missing - you can download it from here: Get Java. Install and restart your browser.

sriks7 said...

Congrats Shuchi!

5D Let the side down

Richard said...

Hi Shuchi

Congrats

I have posted my wishes in THCC early in the morning. You richly deserve the title. No need to blush.

raghunath said...

19 AC: (WOR<-)DING. Ding Junhui Ch. snooker champ.

20 AC: S{HEE(P),R*}UN

3 DN: WITCH

sreelakshmi said...

Wow Shuchi! that's really great! Such a delightful surprise- thank you Anax!

Kishore said...

A title richly and truly deserved. Keep up the good work, AD. All the best for the future. And a big thanks to Anax.

dr.r.pankajam said...

congrats!we are proud of your recognition! you deserve it for your dedicated work !

Shuchi said...

Thank you all, you are very kind :)

Kishore, when will you stop calling me 'AD'!

Kishore said...

After Year 0, BC stopped. Now it is AD forever !

Sumitra said...

Delighted to congratulate you. You are exceptional and its truly heartfelt!

Shuchi said...

Clues remaining:

10a, 11a, 12a, 14a, 26a
4d, 6d, 23d, 24d

Would you like hints for them?

sreelakshmi said...

Here's a wild guess:
14D CHIMAERA
I had earlier thought of it, but couldn't find the anno, but when I discovered a Nina, I feel this maybe right! Hints for the others, please!

Shuchi said...

Posting a few hints...

10a: 'waste' is the definition.
11a: The answer is right there in the clue!
12a: Double-definition, both British usage.
24d: over = O.

sreelakshmi said...

11A- EAR

Nadathur Rajan said...

Thanks for opening it up.
Across
10 Waste Aussie dumps every so often (3,2) U S E U P
11 We aren't taking notice (3) EAR (T)
12 Bet this can be recharged (11) ACCUMULATOR
14 Monster that man found in clubs around
neighbourhood (8) (C)(HIM)(AERA<-)
26 Lose it (ring) (5) DONUT
Down
4 Greater part of Babylon walls 50% fungus (8) SUBLIMER
6 Boom box (4) SPAR (DD)
23 Absence of nitrogen out of rising gas (5) X ENON
24 Build next to fencing over top of dam (4) B(O)(D)Y

SHUCHI & CROSSWORD embedded in 6th and 8th rows

Col_Gopinath said...

Rajan,

You forgot the UNCLUED in the 10th row

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan said...

11A EAR
7 A FUSIONIST
1 D AFTER HOURS

Shuchi said...

That's a wrap!

Answers now linked from the main post.