Friday, 1 April 2016

No 11665, Friday 01 Apr 2016, Incognito



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ACROSS
8   Stop Indian aircraft company's truck at first (4) HALT {HAL}{Tr..k}
9   Doctor's personal duck (5) DROWN {DR}{OWN}
10 Fatigue? Relinquish fag and develop case (4) ETUI faTIgUE*
11 Revolutionary direction with South European food (6) CHEESE {CHE}{E}{S}{E}
12 Noisy proposal by man (8) PLANGENT {PLAN}{GENT}
13 Bear tale compilation can be appraised (8) RATEABLE*
15 Corners of eyes seen in Tuscan thingamajigs (6) CANTHI [T]
17 He leaked a secret police agent’s circular without a hint of trickery (7) ASSANGE {A}{SS}{AGENt*}
19 Mates French and Indian objectives (7) FRIENDS  {FR}{I}{ENDS}
22 A person who causes injury and thus may lead to rheumatism (6) MAIMER MAIME{Rh...m} Anno pending (Addendum - RhEuMAtIsM* - See comments)
24 Picture left by artist has sex appeal (8) PORTRAIT {PORT}{RA}{IT}
26 Rhythmic area in the central part of a city (8) DOWNTOWN [CD]
28 Exchange an electrical component (6) SWITCH [DD]
30 She can be found around this crossword (4) NINA [DD]

31 Language spoken by Lieutenant returning with French friend (5) TAMIL {T{AMI}L<=}
32 Primarily, say, a Red Indian garb (4) SARI Acrostic

DOWN
1   Party buffet (4) BASH [DD]
2   Alien care is organised (including extraterrestrial), and so on (2,6) ET CETERA {ET}{C{ET}ERA*}
3   Brave toured around delta rapidly, for example (6) ADVERB {A{D}VERB*}
4   John's on the seaside structure and is more insane (7) LOOPIER {LOO}{PIER}
5   Hence, RNA may be a booster (8) ENHANCER*
6   Dutch (president) rebuilt a range (6) REAGAN*
7   Rotate model vessel (4) TURN {T}{URN}
14 As tea may be brewed during a voyage (2,3) AT SEA*
16 Pilgrim greeting — wearing a dinner jacket initially. Quite the contrary (5) HADJI {H{A}{Di...r}{Ja...t}I}
18 Mutilated target around Romania showed execution device (8) GARROTTE {GAR{RO}TTE*}
20 Trees Ali chopped up first (8) EARLIEST*
21 My peons, oddly, are persons whose names are used to name other places or things (7) EPONYMS*
23 Madcap has gent in aggressive clasp initially (6) MANIAC {MAN}{In}{Ag...e}{Cl..p}
25 Railway carries light ash compound imprudently (6) RASHLY {R{ASH}{L}Y}
27 State, “State briefly — Input/Output” (4) OHIO {OH}{I/O}
29 Accountant's costly vehicle in boggy copse (4) CARR {CA}{RR}

GRID

40 comments:

  1. Oh well!1st April or 32nd March!
    Nicely worded Nina that could only have come from the master punster

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    1. I do not see how the answer is Nina. Can you throw some light please?

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    2. A hidden message in a crossword is called Nina..if you look at the top row..last column..last row & 1st column..you will get the nina..nina is also name of girl hence a DD

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  2. 22a I think if you add THUS to MAIMER and jumble, you get RHEUMATISM.

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    1. I think you have thought correctly. Thanks

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    2. Please pay a penny for my thought.

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    3. Not 'spend a penny' ...

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  3. Thanks for the warning Incognito :)
    I was wondering why there wasn't a crossword by you yesterday!

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  4. Is this the first THC that indicates it carries a Nina?

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  5. I have reliable information that there is a vacancy for a puncher at the Polo factory, as their hole making machine has gone kaput

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  6. Many a puncher is available by the roadside in Chennai.

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    1. Our desi spelling of puncture! Including ones who pepper nails on the road as you approach them ...

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    2. Will tubeless tyres be the answer to this?

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    3. Tubeless tyres also get punctured

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    4. Some graduate from being cowpunchers to becoming Earls, like the Earl of Ickenham

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    5. And then descend to trimming parrot toenails, like Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton

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    6. On tubeless tyres- but we can still keep running on them till you are able to pull out the nail and not not be stranded?

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    7. That is if the puncture is due to a nail but there are cases of puncture caused on the edge of the tyre due to a stone hit

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  7. MAIMER swallowed my samosas!

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  8. I was pottier (April 1st?) to call John a pot (!) and missed being noisy.
    Incognito can be a little harder (no, trickier) if it is All Fools' day. (Is my apostrophe correct?)
    Glad to see Tamil on board.

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    1. If we go by Charles Lamb, it's All Fool's Day:
      http://essays.quotidiana.org/lamb/all_fools_day/
      But I have seen the variants Fools' as well as Fools (without the apo). So take your pick.

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    2. Baaa, to Charles and Mary

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    3. Thanks to Cv for the clarifcation.

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    4. 4D. How does loo fit in? Does it stand for John's by any chance?

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  9. @Kishore Please send that special calendar :D

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    1. Anyone else desiring a copy of this calendar, please contact me at kishoremrao@hotmail.com

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    2. You have my mail ID, I suppose and thank you in advance.

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    3. Pb, thanks for taking the 'Pb' in this ... Sent

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    4. Do I read it as 'lead' and not as it is said?
      BTW, I think I need some more input on this to understand it.

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    5. Please look at calendar displayed in picture sent to you. It has 32nd March in it.

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  10. Assange swallowed MY samosas!

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  11. missed a few today.. Carr .. had loopier as pottier .. hence missed out on the nina :( on the toughish side today from Incognito ..

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  12. Thanks, folks. Good night, all. Hope to see you all again next year

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