Friday, 2 March 2018

No 12254, Friday 02 Mar 2018, Incognito


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ACROSS
1   Mistakenly, I sell off bar menus (5,2,4) BILLS OF FARE*
9   Fake medico consumes a piece of idli for a fast (5) QUICK QU(-a+idli}ICK
10 Tiny organisms seen when Maraca pie is spoilt (9) PARAMECIA*
11 Faint label is redrawn — it can be blown up (10) INFLATABLE*
12 Rotate tritium container (4) TURN {T}{URN}
13 Spoil Chinese parade (5) MARCH {MAR}{CH}
15 Trump is agitated about leading elephant that is more short and fat (8) STUMPIER {TRUMP+IS}* over {El...t}
17 Stolen things can be exciting (3,5) HOT STUFF [DD]
19 Dress hot model ... is that correct? (5) RIGHT {RIG}{H}{T}
22 Rent to sailors (4) TORN {TO}{RN}
23 Wildly search/find permitted usage of brand name (10) FRANCHISED*
26 Tea in Lima may lead to mushrooming sequence of correspondence (5,4) CHAIN MAIL {CHA}{IN} {LIMA}*
27 Regarding one session of the boxing championship ... (5) ABOUT {A}{BOUT}
28 He started it — building for commoners (5,6) THIRD ESTATE*

DOWN
1   Inform boy before fire's arranged (5) BRIEF {B}{FIRE*}
2   Quickly appreciate an attempt (4,1,4) LIKE A SHOT {LIKE} {A} {SHOT}
3   Some cuttlefishes chew up parasites in absence of rat (6) SEPIAS PAraSItES*
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4   Fly, hiding anger, illuminated by blaze (7) FIRELIT {F{IRE}LIT}
5   Weapons stashed in farm silos (4) ARMS [T]
6   Not counting old lord's gin cocktail having a drop of Curaçao (9) EXCLUDING {EX}{Cu...o}{LUD}{GIN*}
7   Ageless quagmires shake and move with a wriggling motion (6) SQUIRM QUagMIReS*
8   Brown's north-eastern relative initially gets old six-pence (6) TANNER {TAN}{NE}{Re...e}

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14 It can reduce speed of itinerant trader and soldier (9) RETARDANT {TRADER*}{ANT}
16 Revolting maharani possesses some unique ganja (9) MARIHUANA {MAHARANI}* over {Un...e}
17 A type of knot involving energy and advanced methods (2-4) HI-TECH {HIT{E}CH}
18 Relay letter for person under care (7) FORWARD {FOR}{WARD}
20 For starters, old dinosaur's exhibited in famous gallery till now (2,4) TO DATE  {T{Old}-{Di...r}ATE} 
21 Convoluted clues about new relatives (6) UNCLES {U{N}CLES*}
24 Grade some Oslo people (5) SLOPE [T]
25 Against one musical note (4) ANTI {AN}{TI}

50 comments:

  1. 1ac bills of fare (l sell off bar)
    9ac quick quack- i (idli) in place of a
    10ac paramecia
    (marcasite pie)

    11 ac inflatable (faint lable)
    12ac turn Tritium +urn (container)
    13ac March mar (spoil) ch (chinese)
    15ac stumpier (trump is)
    14ac hot stuff (DD)
    19ac right rig+h (hot) +t (model)
    22ac torn to+rn (sailors)
    23ac franchised (search/find)
    26ac chain mail (cha (tea)+ in lima)
    27ac about a+bout (boxing champ)
    28 ac third estate (he started it)

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    1. 15ac: (trump+is+e)*
      'e' from elephant.

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    2. You have not mentioned what is the solution word.

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    3. Okay, I get it. You have explained what has been given above.

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  2. Nice and easy today ...

    1a: bills of fare - {I sell off bar}*
    9a: quick - Fake medico (qu(-a+i)ck) consumes a piece of idli for a fast
    10a: paramecia - Tiny organisms seen when {Maraca pie}* is spoilt
    27a: about - Regarding one (a) session of the boxing championship (bout)

    1d: brief - Inform boy(b) before {fire}'s arranged
    2d: like a shot - Quickly appreciate (like) an attempt (a shot)
    3d: sepias - Some cuttlefishes chew up {pa}ra{si}t{es} in absence of rat
    21d: uncles - Convoluted {clues} about {n}ew relatives



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  3. 1dn brief b (boy)+ fire
    2dn like a shot (dd)
    3dn sepias parasites- rat
    4dn firelit ire (anger) in flit (fly)
    5dn arms farm Silos (T)
    6 dn excluding ex (old)+lud (lord)+ ing (gin)

    7dn squirm qùagmires-age
    8dn tanner tan (brown)ne (north eastern)Relative
    14dn retardant trade+ant (soldier)
    16dn marihuana maharani+Unique
    17dn hi tech Energy in hitch (knot)
    18 dn forward for+ward (person under care)
    20dn to date Old Dinosaur in tate (gallery)
    21 dn uncles clues+New
    24dn slope (t)
    25dn anti an (one) ti (musical note)

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  4. 1A) BILLS OF FARE = {ISELLOFFBAR}*
    8A) QUICK = {QU(-A+I)CK} ; fake medico = quack; i from idli
    10A) PARAMECIA = {MARACAPIE}*
    11A) INFLATABLE = {FAINTLABEL}*
    12A) SPIN - don't know how
    13A) MARCH - spoil = MAR and CH from chinese
    15A) STUMPIER = {trumpise}*
    17A) HOT STUFF - DD
    19A) RIGHT - Dress =RIG H from hot and model = T
    20A) TARS - DD
    23A) FRANCHISED - {searchfind}*
    26A) CHAIN MAIL - {(CHA)(IN)(LIMA)*} - tea = cha
    27A) ABOUT - {(A)(BOUT)}
    28A) THIRD ESTATE - {HESTARTEDIT}*

    1D) BRIEF - {(B)(FIRE)*}
    2D) LIKE A SHOT - DD
    3D) SEPIAS - {PASIES}* - parasites minus rat = pasies
    4D) FIRE LIT - {(F)(IRE)LIT}
    5D) ARMS - embedded in farm silos
    6D) EXCEPTING - {(EX)(C)(E)(PT)(GIN)*}
    7D) SQUIRM - {QUMIRS}* - quagmires minus age = qumirs
    8D) TANNERS - {TAN(N)(E)(R)S}
    14D)RETARDANT - {(TRADER)*ANT}
    16D)MARIHUANA - {MAHARANIU}*
    17D)HITECH - {HIT(E)CH}
    18D)FORWARD - {FOR(WARD)}
    20D)TO DATE - {T(OD)ATE}
    21D)UNCLES - {CLUESN}*
    24D)SLOPE - embedded in Oslo People
    25D)ANTI - {(AN)(TI)}

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    1. 12A & 22A are incorrect see Jayalakshmi's comment at 7:51 above

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    2. Thanks. Stand corrected; learnt lud is used for Lord

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    3. Even 6D was solved incorrectly by me

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  5. What time does this blogspot open on fridays? Thought it was 8:30 but it seems to be earlier

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  6. It opens at 7 am. See note by Col. at the top.

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  7. Happy Holi all!
    Was busy smearing friends with Gulal. It was a dry water less holi.
    Did the complete puzzle for the 1st time. Since all the clues have been taken up, was trying to see if there was a theme.
    Looks like Computers are the theme.
    bills of fare(menu in computer), chainmail,forward,hi-tech, hot stuff,to-date seem to be part of theme. or are they?

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    1. Happy Holi!

      Sorry to disappoint you. The theme is something else. It is this Month's theme ...

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    2. Happy Holi to Sreenidhi and to everyone here.

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    3. Beware the Ides of March,Kishore? (coming form a CA,one has to be careful!)

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    4. Happy Holi Kishore Sir, Padmanabhan Sir.
      Theme looks too thick for me!

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    5. looks like the jeweller who marched.

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    6. The theme is more up the Colonel's street, if I may say so ....

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    7. OHNO, the SPIRITS. not my domain.

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  8. The INFLATABLE balloon directed you. Not a HITECH place. UNCLES and aunts, cousins and grannies, students and lovers did MARCH to the place.

    The FORWARD looking business executive was dreaming of a start up. Can be FRANCHISED to people all over the country he thought.
    Yes. Really HOT STUFF!
    Made on FIRE LIT stove.
    The smell made everyone TURN towards the place with extended ARMS!! TO DATE nothing like it!!
    Any idea what is being told about?

    ??K??? SHOP !!!

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    1. ..mmmmm I can smell some freshly baked bread,cookies and some tasty pastries inviting people with open arms. Thank you CGB.

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    2. hope he hasn't used up all the soda to inflate the balloon turning them anti.

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    1. Yup.
      Talk of the town recently.

      PAKORA (PAKODA)

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  10. Any first time commenter who has go the theme?

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  11. 1a: bills of fare: (i sell off bar)*
    9a: quick: (quack-a+i)
    10a: paramecia - (maraca pie)*
    11a: inflatable - (faint label)*
    12a: turn - t(ri.....)+urn(container)
    13a: march - mar(spoil)+ch(inese)
    15a: stumpier - {(trump is) + e(lephant)}*
    17a: hot stuff - hot(stolen) stuff(things)
    19a: right - rig(dress)+h(o)t
    23a: franchised - (search find)*
    26a: chain mail - cha(tea)+in+(Lima*)
    27a: about - a+bout(session)

    1d: brief - b(oy)+(fire*)
    2d: like a shot(lit)
    3d: sepias - (parasites-rat)*
    4d: firelit - flit(fly) hiding ire(anger)
    5d: arms(T)
    7d: squirm - (quagmires - age)*
    8d: tanner - tan(brown)+n+e+r(n... e...relative)
    14d: retardant - (trader*)+ant(soldier)
    16d: marihuana - {maharani + u(nique)}*
    17d: hi-tech - e(nergy) in hitch
    18d: forward - for+ward(pers.....are)
    21d: uncles - (clues+n)*
    24d: slope(T)
    25d: anti - an+ti(musical note)

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    1. 15A anno is {TRUMP+IS}* about {E(-lephant)}
      2D anno is {LIKE} {A SHOT}
      16D anno is {MAHARANI}* possesses {U(-nique)}
      21D anno is {CLUES}* about {N}

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  12. A very colourful HOLI to ye-all !

    MariJuana or MariHUuana? Juanita or Huanita ? Jalapeno or Halapino? Holi or Joli ? Ha ha or Ja Ja ? Raju or Rahu ? Hust Hoking !

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    1. Mojitos all the way from San Jose to Baja California to Guadalajara

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  13. No idea. Is it in the clues or the answers?

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    1. In the answers with March spelt out

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  14. 1a Bills of fare( i sell off bar)anagram
    9a Quick (quack-a+i)
    10a paramecia (maraca pie) anagram
    11a inflatable ( faint label) anagram
    12a turn (T)(urn)
    13a March {mar + ch}
    15a stumpier { (trump is)* + e (from elephant)}
    17a hot stuff(dd)
    19a right (rig) + H+ T
    22a torn (to)+Rn(sailors-royal Navy)
    23a franchised (search find) anagram
    26a chain mail {(cha)+in + (lima)*}
    27a about (a)+ bout
    28a third estate(he started it) anagram

    1d brief (B)+ (fire)*
    3d sepias (parasites)- rat
    4d firelit {F+ (ire)+(lit)}
    5d arms (telescopic)
    7d squirm (Quagmires - age)*
    8d Tanner (tan)+ NER (first letters of north eastern relative
    14d retardant (trader)*+ ant(soldier)
    16d marihuana (maharani)* + u
    17d hi tech (hitch) + e from energy
    18d forward (for)+ (Ward) person under care
    20d To date (O)ld + (D)inosaur in {Tate}
    21d uncles (clues)*+ n from new
    24d slope(telescopic)

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    1. uryazhs, take at a relook at the annotations of 15A, 3D, 16D and 21D

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    2. Okay sir. Thanks for the correction. Understood from your comment at 1.09 pm.

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  15. Happy Holi Folks!
    Holi here celebrated with customary gulal, bhang and lot of fervour.
    Did the puzzle early in the morning and was off for celebration!

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  16. Forward march, Right about turn,Quick,Arms are some of the theme related I could spot. Are inflatable, bills of fare also connected?

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  17. Interestingly, the press is the Fourth Estate.

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  18. https://youtu.be/lBWhmUtFhLY

    Please listen to this song from an old film. Related to today's theme. Worthwhile watching to the end for funny movements of the couple.

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    1. Yes,marching orders.Nice old song CV. Thank you for sending the link.

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