Tuesday, 2 August 2016

No 11767, Tuesday 02 Aug 2016, Incognito


ACROSS
8 Money found twice in Kumta, Karnataka (4) TAKA [T]
9 Non-professionalism of a ship's officer standing in front of a Kashmiri town station master (10) AMATEURISM {A}{MATE}{URI}{SM} URI Garrison was one of the stations under my maintenance control when I was posted in Baramulla from 87 to 90.
10 Expression of reverence for a girl in residence (6) HOMAGE {HOM{A}{G}E}
11 Parishioners give up extraordinary porn and reform in U-boat Alley (5,3) IRISH SEA  pArISHIonERS*
12 Stop quietly in front of ape showing some rage and display part of a book (8) ENDPAPER {END}{P}{APE}{Rage}
14 Bad reputation of Indian lady followed by confused May (6) INFAMY {IN}{F}{MAY*}
16 With a bit of raspberry, pie can be made ready to eat (4) RIPE {Ra...y}{PIE*}
17 Edible tuber returned by an ancient South American (5) MAYAN {YAM<=}{AN}
18 -10, as a Roman might write (4) VIII {XVIII - X}
19 Strangely, crushed Easter lily exudes salt compound (6) EERILY {EastER+lILY}
21 Engine housings made by gyrating belly dancers after departure of Byrd running amok (8) NACELLES {bELLy+dANCErS}*
23 Dressing a boy covered with mud (5,3) SALAD OIL {S{A}{LAD} OIL}
26 PM's father's plant (6) MAYPOP {MAY}{POP}
27 Because king first exiled head showing creativity (10) ASTUTENESS {AS}{TUT}{Ex...d}{NESS}
28 Thing on a list regularly seen during diathermy (4) ITEM dIaThErMy

DOWN
1 Ma, is anyone confused about a condiment? (10) MAYONNAISE*
2 'appy male dances and gets fruit (3,5) MAY APPLE*
3 Fictional dupe ma creates (4-2) MADE-UP*
4 I'm going back carrying silver for wise men (4) MAGI {AG} in {I'M<=}
5 Aid miner haphazardly from surface line running between poles (8) MERIDIAN*
6 Famous cooking show, in short, shows irate Frenchman throwing nan (2,4) MR CHEF FREnCHMan*
7 Micro, small and medium enterprises created by setter around South Madras, initially (1,1,1,1) MSME {ME} around {South}{Ma...s}
13 Synthetic material found during bone-yard renovation after removal of bed (5) RAYON bONe-YARd*
15 Bowler's feat hiding six balls under a young girl (6,4) MAIDEN OVER {MAIDEN} {OVER}
17 Play some composition and people dance around these (8) MAYPOLES*
18 Nordic figure made by using minced yak liver (8) VALKYRIE*
20 Some Vicar uses a flier (6) ICARUS [T]
22 Plant money around master (6) CAMASH {CA{MA}SH}
24 Take Aluminium along with two bits of Sodium, too (4) ALSO {AL}{SOdium}
25 Reel back and give lascivious look (4) LEER <=



53 comments:

  1. Nice puzzle with a 'nina' in it. Enjoyable one. Thank you, Incognito :)

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  2. I don't think Nina is in there.

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    1. I still say NINA is NOT there.

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    2. If only Kishore says I can go ahead with it....!

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    3. May be ... CV is not wrong either making that statement...

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    4. I thought so- not that I have deciphered it, but from the tone of his reply. Adds to my intrigue.

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    5. Kishore @ ... Want the 'nina' to play cat and mouse game for some more time?

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    6. Let the cat out of the bag at your convenience, as you may want to... There are plenty of other may, may* and ~may in the gridfil too...

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    7. As KKR said too many of them!

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  3. Not able to get the Nina except the one by Me!

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  4. 18-10 was astute and it took a while to decode it.

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  5. I have a small doubt.
    8 is eight.
    Is VIII 8 or eighth?
    (A general query without ref to the crossword clue - which took me too a few secs to see the anno.)o

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  6. My take-
    8 is 8. VIII is Roman 8.

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    1. Paddy
      Henry VII.
      Now say it aloud and then write it down here, please.

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    2. For Romans, VIII, as Paddy rightly says, it is the cardinal, for an Englishman it is the ordinal when put in front of another noun for eg. II Class. But when taken alone as in C, X, M etc. It is the cardinal hundred, te, thousand etc.

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    3. Thanks, Kishore.
      BTW, I thought that we must always write Class VII not VII Class.

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    4. Henry the Eighth... Here it is used as an adjective wrt a noun, in fact a ghost 'the' also jumps into the fray

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    5. II Class, as used by the railways, sir

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    6. I get your point. I thought about it oo. I understood the reason for CV's question. As you have correctly put it, if you want to read Roman the English way, confusion will arise.

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    7. Kishore, you're right. But IR can't be relied upon, I guess.

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    8. Agree, IR is better late than never, but the class system in IR was made by the Brits! Moreover, in the school example, Class V is usually pronounced "Class Five" not "Class Fifth"

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  7. Like any other Roman numeral.

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  8. If you want to spot a Nina, you have to look at a grid that is completely filled in.

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    1. Try as I might I could only decipher "There's a" in the first coloumn & seven Ms in the top row

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    2. Stick to verticals and omit the apostrophe.

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    3. Good advice. It may help him

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  9. While looking at the filled grid, I went to England.

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    1. Paddy cat, "to look at the Queen"? Or someone else

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    2. Queen is a nonagenarian- there are others much younger!
      There is an imaginary conversation in Tamil with a mouse going to England which also says "Elizabeth raniyarai pakka porenga".

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    3. Kishore at 8:52, I thot I taw a Puddy Tat

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  10. mmmmmmmmmmmm.. didn't you mull, didn't you hesitate?

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    1. Not sure about the "mull" , but she did carry a saree off quite well ...

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  11. Vasant, some of the acknowledged Ninas may be buried, I think.

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  12. Theresa May is pm
    Mmmmmmm

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    1. That's it! The game is over now!!

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    2. The Nina was beautifully hidden
      Though I finished the puzzle well befor 6..just stared & stared at the grid to get the Nina..
      As i was searching for the Olympic theme..no wonder I didnt get it

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    3. Andhra and Telangana ....?

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  13. I got the hint in CV Sir @8.44 message. Kishore, you must have put lots of efforts in designing the grid. Now I am convinced why there were so many giveaways today!

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  14. I think Made (~May d), Magi (~May gi),Meridian (~May ridian) & Homage (ho ~May ge) are also part of theme. May be Infamy too

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    1. Especially in the erstwhile United Provinces

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  16. Maya nahi, we have our own Amma!

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    1. Not good night , yet !

      Did'nt anyone notice yesterday's hint by Kishore to my comments as under :

      Today's crossword is a precursor to a tougher one tomorrow?


      Kishore4:49 pm GMT+5:30
      May be ....


      MAY BE ! MAY indeed !

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  18. May it is :) I enjoyed this one a lot ..

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