Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Hindu Crossword 1000 [October 17, 1974]

As promised in my post on Admiral Katari, here is The Hindu Crossword no. 1000 set by him. This puzzle was originally published in The Hindu on October 17, 1974. Enjoy solving.

Interactive Across Lite version created by Chaturvasi, available here: THC 1000 Interactive.

Instructions: Post answers with annotations in the comments section. Max 3 answers per person.

I'll update this post with the solution grid, handwritten by Admiral Katari, on October 15, 2012 (Monday).

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Update [October 15, 2012]:

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20 comments

Alok said...

8D Yorker E
4A Assembly DD
11A Miser E

Rajiv said...

This is a treat!

14a LASSO
L - left, ASS - donkey, O - nothing

3d LOIN-CLOTH cryptic defn

24d EVENS
EVE - the lady, N and S - divergent points

Venkatesh said...

1A F(AIR)LY
1D (FOR)(ME)(RLY)
5D (STEP) (ON ONES TOES)

Rangarajan Ramanujam said...

26A EERIE [Headless Peer = EER + That is = IE]
DEF: Wierd

22D ALLEGE {AL{LEG}E}
Drink = Ale
Support = Leg
Def: Claim

7D BASSOON {BASS{O}ON}
Singing Voice = Bass
Noting ON = O + ON
Def: Instrument

vasant said...

10A:(AVA)(I)(L);
1D:(FOR)(ME)(RLY)

Deepak Gopinath said...

2D - {I}{M}{PET}{US}
3D - LONG-CLOTH [CD]
6D - {(-th)EM}{MET}

vasant said...

1D.(FOR)(ME)(RLY)
1A.F(AIR)LY
2D.(I)(M)(PET)(US)

Venkatesh said...

Deepak,
3D is LOIN-CLOTH (CD)
(as already answered by Rajiv)

D.Srinivasan said...

9d HANDLE WITH CARE

15d IM (M) ORAL

Padmanabhan said...

10A-Replicate

Def.-fold back

Material- rep
insurance body- LIC
consumed- ate

15A- Emotions (10A-

29A- Please

DEf.- Satisfy
Excusess- Pleas
To the point- E

raghunath said...

27 A: ABE RRA(N)CY*
28 A: ENLISTED

16 A: IN AUG URAL

Deepak Gopinath said...

I did intend LOIN-CLOTH, I don't know how I keyed in LONG !!

That gives me a chance to compensate with

17D - KLONDYKE [DD]

Bhala said...

18A: FISHWIFE: swimmer = fish, mate=wife, def=known for her loud mouth
13A: OUTCOME; def=Result; play on deb's first party ie coming out, not sure if this qualifies as DD
21D: ANTENNA; ANT (Worker) + ANNE reversed, def = Aerial

Shuchi said...

Clues remaining to be solved:

12a, 23a, 25a

Any new takers?

Padmanabhan said...

12A- Enticed- 'tice' in end. Connection to 8 is not clear.

23A- Lamberth- Anno not clear

25A- Tighten- eight* in TN (Trade Name)

raghunath said...

12A-TICE: 'A ball bowled to strike the ground about a bat's length in front of the wicket.'
( I have never heard this word despite my to listening numerous cricket commentaries over years. Might have been in vogue in the Admiral's younger days)

23A- Lamberth- Anno not clear LAMBETH [DD].

1. A line dance popular in the 1930s, in UK.
2. A place in London.

Thanks to www.thefreedictionary.com.

Shuchi said...

All done. *applause*

I had to look up LAMBETH and TICE too. Which were your favourite clues in the grid? Mine were the first and last - 1a and 24d - smooth surfaces with nicely blended definitions.

Now linking to the solution grid from the main post...

Chaturvasi said...

Readers of fiction will know LAMBETH from the title "Liza of Lambeth", the first novel written by W. Somerset Maugham. The author was working as a doctor in the place when he wrote it.

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan said...

If I click THC 1000 interactive I am getting some other xword.I think there is some problem.
Only today I read this post.Interesting. But I am not able to do the xword in acrosslite.How can I get it?

Shuchi said...

@Lakshmi: Thanks for letting us know about the link issue. Meanwhile, you can try the interactive version for THC 1001:

http://icrossword.com/share/?id=115D_THC_1001rev.puz

@CV Sir: Has the interactive grid for THC 1000 been moved? Can you help?