Wednesday, 1 March 2017

No 11943, Wednesday 01 Mar 2017, Incognito


ACROSS
8   — halve this to get frequency of getting an extra day (in 16) (4) FOUR (8/2)
9   Woo captain of university rugby team, for starters (5) COURT Acrostic
10 Sheath for action in 9 (4) CASE [DD]
11 Flee from Spanish promontory (6) ESCAPE {ES}{CAPE}
12 Nun despatches first letter, after a little time, to senior politician (8) MINISTER {MIN}{sISTER}
13 Servile old beast's wandering around carrying setter and neighbour initially (8) OBEISANT {O+BEAST}* over {I} and {Ne...r}
15 Yes, pesos are thrown around by Indian soldiers (6) SEPOYS {Y} in {PESOS}*
17 Mistakenly presume it's paramount (7) SUPREME*
19 A gran'ma's resort, for example, may indicate this (7) ANAGRAM* Semi&lit
22 Stir cooler porridge can in America (6) PRISON [MD]
24 Sis's neck is crooked — it's an ailment (8) SICKNESS*
26 Spineless person, like a scarecrow? (8) STRAWMAN [DD]
28 Hire NC transport and make more attractive (6) ENRICH*
30 CIA's rebuilt cells (4) ASCI*
31 Nominates Vietnam escapee to some extent (5) NAMES [T]
32 That man has Indian money — it's belonging to that lady (4) HERS {HE}{RS}

DOWN
1   The Raven's author's verses lack mirth in the beginning (4) POES POEmS
2   Stuff has energy that is initially recoverable — it's more thick and milky (8) CREAMIER {CR{E}AM}{IE}{Re...e}
3   Eastern Czech master has a bit of epidermal dermatitis (6) ECZEMA {E}{CZ}{Ep...l}{MA}
4   Delivers underwater vessel with German symbol initially (7) SUBMITS {SUB}{MIT}{Sy...l}
5   Substitutes Saint with vice (6,2) STANDS IN {ST}{AND}{S IN}
6   Cast is confused — state "Part of drama is over" (4,2) ACTS UP {CAST}* {UP}
7   Land surrounded by water is held by the French (4) ISLE {IS}{LE}
14 At first Bangalore rule is broken ... is more sad (5) BLUER {Ba...e}{RULE}*
16 Longs, giving up some nourishment, for long periods (5) YEARS YEARnS
18 Men mount awkwardly on memorial (8) MONUMENT*
20 Violently angry before Chinese youth begins rule by women (8) GYNARCHY {ANGRY}*{CH}{Yo..h}
21 Harbour wave battered Tunis around morning (7) TSUNAMI {TUNIS}* over {AM}
23 Iosif Dzhugashvili's Latin's in a bad shape (6) STALIN*
25 Paneer, for example, is what someone might say just before being snapped (6) CHEESE [DD]
27 Trial match in Trieste stadium (4) TEST [T]
29 Plug Irish city (4) CORK [DD]

GRID

48 comments:

  1. Fly past, except for 13A. I was toying with 'obedience' for a while.
    As usual, simple but enjoyable. Thank you.

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  2. Oh yes, Gynarchy needed a look up.Spell check wants me to correct it!

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    1. Now, why would I use that word?...

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    2. Warning: Gynarchy can happen even from within confinement.

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    3. Prelabour confinement?

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  3. 9'0 clock and no comments?

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  4. Incognito at his usual best. I liked the very first clue 8AC,
    Initially, I took it as leap

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  5. I thought there was a theme..Jayalalitha or Shashikala..Poes..Supreme Court Case Names Hers..Prison..minister..

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    1. And of course Gynarchy

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    2. Spot on Vasant, gynarchy confirms this rule

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    3. Incognito included Panneer too in the fodder.

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    4. No doubt, Paneer in Tamizh is rosewater and not cheese. Btw, business newspapers and TH channels are obsessed with EPS

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    5. 20+ references, one or two possibly a stretch

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  6. "Stands in" - what a particular gentleman is doing presently
    "Submits' - what some legislators did and do
    "Obeisant" - what tey were/are to certain leaders
    "escape" - what the 'maanbumigus" did to a certain place
    "test" - what they have gone through for the time being
    "enrich" - what they do when in power
    "strawman" - perhaps describing a certain individual
    "tsunami" - what politics of a certain State went through recently

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    1. I started listing these BEFORE I saw Kishore's 9:55

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  7. I looked up the dictionary for ASCI and found the meaning incomprehensible. Wonder if my fellow Chartered Accountant and setter figured out what exactly it is.

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    1. I thought it was related to biology..ascus being the singular..a cell

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    2. That is what I meant. Totally incomprehensible.

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    3. Here is what the dictionary said.

      A membranous, often club-shaped structure in ascomycetes in which karyogamy occurs, followed by the formation of eight haploid ascospores.

      Elementary isn't it?

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    4. That's what freedictionary says. Just a simple as I meaning followed by clicking the singular form gives a simpler definition

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    5. This def is the singular form. The plural must be several times more complex.

      Biology was not in the CA syllabus. The ASCI I know is located in Hyderabad and also in the language of techies.

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    6. Right now, I am more knowledgeable about plants than stuff a CA requires. You could easily stump me on those matters since I have given up practice and being uptodate for it

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  8. Court Case ,Prison , Four Years, Floor Test, Prime Minister - words related to TN politics .
    ASCI - Advertising Standards Council of India This is what I thought !

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  9. Interactive version yet to show up

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    1. Interactive version has been there since yesterday!!

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    2. TH has its ways. As long as there is an interactive CW on board, they just leave it at that. Only we are worried about nos.

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    3. Arden continues his uninterrupted reign on TH.

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  10. BTW I heard of another variation for 'Edappadi' (E in EPS) as 'Edupidi'. In Tamil it means a helper to do odd jobs for the master (or...)

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  11. Asci is plural of ascus, whereas the computer term is ASCII.

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    1. Cells, of course, refers to chambers in A prison

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    2. Some words in clues too have something to do with the goings on

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    3. The infamous resort for one.

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    4. Surrounded by water, though not an isle

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  12. Nice and enjoyable. Missed out on 8Ac though. Thanks, Incognito.

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  13. So you did not hit a boundary. Want a donkey drop to clear the ground?

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  14. At last TH has realised and put interactive version of Incogniti CW on its page now.

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  15. Goodnight, all. Thanks for solving

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  16. Membranous, often club-shaped structure in ascomycetes in which karyogamy occurs, followed by the formation of eight haploid ascospores.

    NOW read on:

    Aquathermal treatment of ceramics, aluminium and steel under a constrained environment.

    Translate now into common English:

    WASHING UTENSILS IN WARM WATER, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF WIFE !!!

    Oh, the marvels of English language !



    Elementary isn't it for the likes of Suresh and Kishore, CV, Paddy , Vasant and all other hubbies who have gone through this ordeal !!



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  17. Incognito : COGNITION : why too many anagrams ?

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    1. Only seven, if you count anagrams which form only a part of the wordplay as 1/2

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  18. Incognito - were you aware of raju's anagram discovery from this word?

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    1. Ha! I had to RESORT to it. Just like too many permutations in politics

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    2. I have to thank Raju for the enlightenment ;)

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