Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Conquered the Hindu Crossword. Finally. Happy, happy, happy :D

Across
1 Choppers hit corps Lee fanned out (11)
9 Prompts Rex to hang out denims (7)
10 Person for whose performance there is no accounting (7)
11 Stop being an outsider (5)
12 All over the U.S. studios? (9)
13 Tripura's leader questions undertakings (5)
15 Occasions when balloting is done (9)
18 The verdicts of the court on indices so cleverly manipulated (9)
21 Some official U.N. articles associated with the moon (5)
22 Full of life, greet nice representations (9)
24 Agreed to be presented (5)
26 A burning issue may come out of it (7)
27 One drink gulped down by Miss West in picture (7)
28 Within these an afterthought is expressed (11)

Down
1 Gathered the rabi or kuruvai? (9)
2 Restrict it after 51, Monsieur (5)
3 Draws a distinction between the light and the dark, perhaps (9)
4 Bearing not zilch but first-class grazing land (7)
5 Inspect knife springing up on quarry (7)
6 Haphazard races cause panic (5)
7 As used to create a stir in the cup (8)
8 Spoken lesson doesn't start (4)
14 How the agents work behind somebody's back (8)
16 Wire : "Great help needed" (9)
17 Unfamiliar persons are U.S. commandos, by the way (9)
19 Excel in getting gold in a kind of game (7)
20 Notices broken fragment (7)
22 Covet some housed in green Vyasarpadi (4)
23 Take hold of a key file (5)
25 Aids to circulation (5)

A:
1 - helicopters (hit lee corps anagram = choppers)
9 - reminds ( Rex + denims anagram = prompts)
10 - amateur
11 - enter
12 - universal ( = all over = US studios)
13 - tasks ( Tripura [leader = first letter] + asks [questions] = undertakings)
15 - elections
18 - decisions (on indices anagram [indicator - manipulated] = verdicts)
21 - lunar (official U.N. articles [indicator - some] = associated with the moon)
22 - energetic (greet nice anagram [indicator - representations] = full of life)
24 - given ( = agreed (adj.) = presented)
26 - volcano
27 - imagine ( i(one) + mae(miss west) + gin(drink) = ima(gin)e [gulped down] = picture (verb))
28 - parentheses

D:
1 - harvested
2 - limit ( LI (51 in roman numbers) + M (monsieur) + it (after) = restrict)
3 - contrasts
4 - pasture (posture (bearing) - o (zilch) + a (first class) = pasture = grazing land)
5 - examine (exa (axe=knife reversed, indicator - springing up) + mine (quarry) = inspect)
6 - scare (races anagram, indicator haphazard = panic)
7 - teaspoon
8 - oral *
14 - secretly
16 - telegraph (great help anagram)
17 - strangers (st (state, US) + rangers (commandos) = unfamiliar persons, i think)
19 - outdoor *
20 - section (notices anagram, indicator - broken = fragment)
22 - envy (green Vyasarpadi [indicator - some housed in] = covet)
23 - grasp *
25 - veins

others - direct
asterisks - me not sure how

9 Comments:

Blogger Jang!! said...

Show Off!!!

4:21 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger abhas1 said...

oy! how do you do this!?!

6:00 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Hoarse Whisperer said...

Muahahahahahahahaha!

8:20 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Hoarse Whisperer said...

hope that helps.

8:49 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Jang!! said...

I really hate you now.

The cube is still my territory though.

Muahahahahahahahaha to you too.

10:57 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Jang!! said...

And I got 15th Across myself.

Haha.

11:00 AM, February 01, 2006  
Anonymous Vaibhav said...

Bloody, I didn't get 'harvested'....
I completed the next day's crossword though:-)

3:57 AM, February 03, 2006  
Blogger Sataract said...

congrats man!!!!
oh i cracked the DH crossword...but i guess thas simpler than the hindu crossword.............
btw, someone teach me a lil more about cryptic plz!!!

4:47 AM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also cracked the crossword (with the help of someone) in my additional english text book.

I think you know me too.

4:17 AM, February 06, 2006  

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