Monday, 21 May 2018

No 12322, Monday 21 May 2018, Sunnet


What is Sunnet celebrating?

ACROSS
1   Means of attracting attention of army chief having an expression of disgust (6) COUGHS {CO{UGH}S}
4   Brown's riotous third anniversary (8) BIRTHDAY {B{THIRD*}AY}
10 Willing to roughly evict peer (9) RECEPTIVE*
11 Some tax on elastic fibre used for transmitting electrical impulses (5) AXONE [T]
12 Set a standard starting place for an auditor (5) PARTY {PAR}{TY}(~tee)
13 Furniture worker found around every street (9) HALLSTAND {H{ALL}{ST}AND}
14 Able to repair sled tapers (7) CANDLES {CAN}{SLED*}
16 Endlessly long period (4) YEAR YEARn
19 Bar coat (4) CAKE [DD]
21 Swell dance at midday ain't starting (7) BALLOON {BALL}{nOON}
24 Family's barely egalitarian (9) CLASSLESS {CLASS}{LESS}
25 Firecracker of a story (5) SQUIB [DD]
26 Value of one final letter sent in before (5) PRIZE {PR{1}{Z}E}
27 Star before M.Curie's shot (3,6) TOM CRUISE {TO}{M+CURIES}* To/before? See comments
28 Unethical fellows throw saints outside hospital room (8) SHYSTERS {SHY}{ST{ER}S}
29 Take away nine and score (6) TWENTY {29-9}

DOWN
1   Shell's vehicle near a yard (8) CARAPACE {CAR}{A}{PACE}
2   Indifferent to one auditor's association (8) UNCARING {UN}{CA}{RING}
3   Joyful occurrence near Puducherry (5) HAPPY {HAP}{PY}
5   Ponzi deal lynch-pin arrested in the best possible manner (7) IDEALLY [T]
6   Reformed naval star of South African Republic (9) TRANSVAAL*
7   Tree sent a message back heartlessly (6) DEODAR RADiOED<=
8   Produces incomes (6) YIELDS [DD]
9   Wants husband to enter enlightened society (6) WISHES {WIS{H}E}{S}
15 Metal layer's song copy with musical notation (4,5) LEAD SHEET {LEAD} {SHEET}
17 Result of mixture (8) SOLUTION [DD]
18 Arrogance of partners to head off theft (8) SNOBBERY {SN}{rOBBERY}
20 It sends out core jet's slurry (7) EJECTOR*
21 Supervisor circumambulates award chests (6) BOSOMS {BOS{OM}S}
22 Assesses sister and manages (6) SCOPES {S}{COPES}
23 Note by relative to unknown group (6) FAMILY {FA}{M-I-L}{Y}
25 Disseminate soup recipe inside (5) STREW {ST{R}EW}

GRID
Bhargav's Talepiece

The bouncer and the dancer - Part 41 and 42

SS used to KEEP TAB on Rita, a DIVA and a dancer of EXTRAordinary TALENT. She was the one who could easily EXHILARATE the crowd.

 He had thought of the BIG PICTURE long back. With her in the team the PROSPECT of his 'CAPTURE' of Shangri-la sooner than later was bright.  

INVOKING Rita an ENIGMAtic personality was not really difficult for SS. Neither  rhyme nor REASON would convince her, but BEHESTing her with money in the right quantity would. And  keep her away from playing TRUANTS!

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TRANSVAAL.

A BIRTHDAY PARTY is arranged by DEODAR for his sister Rita with TWENTY CANDLES.

A FAMILY function with CAKE and BALLOONS.

The mobile rings. It's a phone call from SS and Rita is RECEPTIVE and YIELDS to his request to join his team as a dancer for a few months.

What happened next?

41 comments:

  1. Nice grid, Sunnet!
    PRIZE, HAPPY, FAMILY also fit the theme.

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  2. 22D: Is S for Sister a standard abbreviation?

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    1. Standard, not sure. Seen it christian institutes for women. sc sisters of charity.

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    2. Hi! The standard abbreviation for Sister is Sr.

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  3. 27AC before = previous to/prior to. My understanding.

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  4. 27a in the sense ten TO three.

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  5. The following was my clue in one recent crossword:
    22DN Inexperienced animal eats everything (6)

    The following is the clue in the Guardian's Cryptic:
    1DN IMMATURE animal eats everything (6)

    Ha ha!!

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  6. C(ALL)OW.
    Good one. When we do more than one Cw coincidences are not that rare, it seems.

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  7. Thank you Sunnet for a nice celebration and an enjoyable CW.

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  8. Sunnet's Birthday by any chance?

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    1. Its 24th dec as per this blog.

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    2. It did not strike me to check the blog for setters' birthdays. Thank you and noted for future ref.

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  9. Replies
    1. Thank you KKR. I took it as Commanding Officer and was hence searching for S.

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    2. Nitpicking on this. COS/Chief of Staff is not the Army Chief. Chief of Staff is only a Principal Staff Officer. The Army Chief is known as the Chief of Army Staff or COAS

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    3. Thanks for the inside information!
      Unfortunately, the dict. does not have anything to say on:
      CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF or COAS

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    4. Is Army Chief not the General?

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    5. US, COS (CSA) is the highest ranking official.

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    6. Thank you Prasad. You have a ready answer for every question. I did not know that there was a difference in this also between U.S, & others.

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  10. I had to Google her out!

    23Down {M-I-L} = Mother-in-law

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  11. Of all people why would one have to google for a MIL?!
    Do you know that anagram of Mother in law is 'woman Hitler'?

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  12. Acronymfinder.com ranks mother-in-law in third position, first and second being military and million respectively.

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  13. And someone said....

    Adam and Eve were the happiest, and the luckiest, couple in the world. because neither of them had a mother-in-law!!

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    1. That lack of training and her inexperience is the root of all saas bhi kabhu bahu thi debate.

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  14. Seriously MB, I was trying to fit in kin, but ultimately because of group I tried family and worked back.

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    1. Hey guys , watch out ! There may be some M-I-Ls amongst the bloggers here . They may outlaw the bloggers who pick on them !

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  15. We badly miss the "tut tut's".

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  16. Law needs to be respected - in and out.

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