Friday, 9 July 2021

No 13295, Friday 09 Jul 2021, Incognito

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ACROSS
8 North European stick (4) POLE [DD]
9 Agree and let in (5) ADMIT [DD]
10 Questions idiot about king (4) ASKS {AS{K}S}
11 Bring in brat with ring, right? (6) IMPORT {IMP}{O}{RT}
12 Where your den chair might have been manufactured? (3,5) RED CHINA* &lit
13 Listeners pass away before noon in Australian church (8) AUDIENCE {AU}{DIE}{N}{CE}
15 Asinine typist’s number of mistakes? (6) NINETY [T]
17 Part of lathe is turned for non-believer (7) ATHEIST [T]
19 Excitedly stare at Venus in Greece (7) ASTARTE*
22 Operate motor car in front of learner? Nonsense! (6) DRIVEL {DRIVE}{L}
24 Emphasises, “Special locks” (8) STRESSES {S}{TRESSES}
26 Stand and arrange pet deals (8) PEDESTAL*
28 Watch part is very small... give... (6) MINUTE [DD]
30 Detest headgear with Earl (4) HATE {HAT}{E}
31 Chief alien confiscates model’s musical composition (5) OCTET {OC}{T}{ET}
32 See 28 (4) HAND 

DOWN
1 Versifier’s grand verse (4) POEM {POE}{M}
2 Note: Get up and learn by heart (8) MEMORISE {MEMO}{RISE}
Box wagon has thousand kilogrammes (6) CARTON {CAR}{TON}
4 Retired setter’s horrible greed came into the open (7) EMERGED {ME<=}{GREED*}
Pupils’ ward adopted by bosses (8) STUDENTS {STUD{ENT}S}
6 Irishman with Chinese and Afghan national (6) PATHAN {PAT}{HAN}
Hide bit of tusk I nicked (4) SKIN [T]
14 Say, “Total” (5) UTTER [DD]
16 Bird with the French name (5) TITLE {TIT}{LE}
18 Answer, “Solvent dissolved in solute” (8) SOLUTION [DD] 
20 Foolishly bathes in alcoholic drink (8) ABSINTHE*
21 Separate after one’s very delayed (7) ISOLATE {I}{SO LATE}
23 Saw animal in first 3/5ths of video (6) VIEWED {VI{EWE}Deo}
25 Meteor’s crashing? Unlikely! (6) REMOTE*
27 Test previous partner by morning (4) EXAM {EX}{AM}
29 Cask with one fish (4) TUNA {TUN}{A}

Reference List
King = K, Noon = N, Australian = AU, Church = CE, Learner = L, Special = S, Earl = E, Chief = OC, Alien = ET, Model = T, Grand = M, The in French = LE


47 comments:

  1. 14D - Utter (DD)
    4D - Emerged : me <= greed*
    2D - Memorise : memo (note) + rise (get up)
    13A - Audience : Au + die + n (noon) + ce
    7D - Skin (T)

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  2. 10ac ASKS ,idiot is ass and king for (questions)
    17ac ATHEIST (lathe is) for nonbeliever
    24 ac STRESSES (s of special and tresses for locks) for emphasizes

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  3. 13a - listeners = AUDIENCE, AU-Australian, CE -Church, DIE-pass away, N-Noon {AU {DIE} {N} CH}
    15a - number of mistakes = NINETY, telescopic asiNINE TYpiest
    24a - emphasises = STRESSES, S=Special, locks=TRESSES {S}+{TRESSES}
    2d - learn by heart = MEMORISE , Note=Memo, Get up = rise {MEMO}+{RISE}
    18d - SOLUTION DD Answer = Solution and Solvent dissolved in solute = solution

    Nice one by Incognito, was able to solve many today.

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    1. I have deleted this comment as the limit is 5 answers per commenter

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  5. 15A: NINETY - number within asinine typist
    26A: PEDESTAL from pet deals
    30A: HATE = Detest from headgear =HAT around E (Earl)
    20D: ABSINTHE from bathes in
    27D: EXAM =Test from previous partner =EX morning
    =AM

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    1. So what is the definition in 15A?
      26A and 29D please indicate that they are anagrams

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    2. 15A-Number of mistakes -Definition
      26A and 20D - Anagrams.
      Got it and Thanks for the note, Col.

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    3. 30A- It is not around E. Take a look.

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  6. 3D CARTON= Box{wagon,CAR+ thousand kilogrammes, TON}
    5D STUDENTS = Learners { STUDS, bosses around ENT, ward}
    12A RED CHINA {den chair anagram}
    25D REMOTE = unlikely {meteor, anagram}
    30A HATE = detest{ HAT,headgear + E for european}

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  7. 30A- No European in the clue.

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  8. 28 and 32ac..MINUTE HAND..minute is small
    Hand is give
    29ac TUNA..tun(a)
    27d.. EXAM..(ex) (am)
    22ac..DRIVEL...drive l(earner)

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  9. 8A North European = Pole = Stick = DD
    9A agree = admit = let in = DD
    11A brat = imp, ring = o, right = rt, imp+o+rt = import = bring in
    22A operate motor car = drive, front of learner = l, drive+l = drivel = nonsense
    7A tu(sk I n)icked = skin = hide

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  10. Alternative for 22A already given
    21D one = I, very = so, delayed = late, I+so+late = isolate = separate

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  11. 28a minute
    32a hand
    Watch part is the definition
    Very small - minute
    Give - hand

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    1. 23d viewed
      Vid is 3/5th of video
      Ewe is animal

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    2. 11a import
      Brat - imp
      Ring - o
      Right - right

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    3. Abhishek as you are now a setter for the Sunday specials I don't think you can consider yourself as a novice, so please restrict yourself till 11AM as per the rules for Fridays

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  12. 31a octet (CO for chief, T for model and ET for alien)
    28a and 32a minute hand ( DD)

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  13. 6D: Afghan national= Pathan
    Irishman is pat
    Chinese is Han
    Hence, pat+ Han
    19A: Venus= goddess of love= Astarte
    Phoenician love goddess
    Jumble of stare at
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  14. 1dn POEM. {POE}{M}
    9ac ADMIT. [DD]
    16dn TITLE. {TIT}{LE}
    24ac STRESSES. {S}{TRESSES}

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  15. One more smooth sailing crossword given by Incognito. Able to complete fully in a short time. Thanks once again.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  16. 13A Listeners = AUDIENCE
    pass away = DIE
    noon = N
    Australian = AU
    AU (DIE)(N)(CE) ....AUDIENCE
    church = CE

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  17. At the outset, apologies for logging-in late, almost half-n-hour post noon
    I did manage to solve almost all but was stuck at 6-D since I reckoned Irishman to be IAN (a common first name).
    All said and done, a big PAT on the back of all those who solved it unlike me, wondering as to what the solution could be!!!

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  18. Ian is a Scottish first name,not an Irish one.
    Sometimes we have to work back from Pathan-Afghan national gives us the indication.

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    1. Why I thght you were Irish for a long time!!! (Pat/patty/paddy/pa)

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    2. Thanq dear Mr. Padmanabhan for correcting me...

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  19. Really?!
    Kishore gave me the name- I did not know the Irish connection at that time!

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    1. I called you that because I saw the heady spirit of Irish coffee in you, sir

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    2. :-)
      That's a big compliment coming from you!

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    3. Irish coffee or Irish Whisky? It depends on the spirit you partake:-)

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  20. Incognito, you may be.But I adore you as a great setter of clues.How I wish you set the clues every day.Thank you. Thomphil

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    1. Thanks, but you praise me too much...

      As Sahir says, " mujhse behtar kehane wale" setters are still around or have come and gone...

      And it would honestly be an albatross to produce daily puzzles

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    2. To keep it topical, I would say "thank you for the Pat on the back " ;)

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    3. @Kishore at 16:16,"Mujhse behtar kehane wale aur tumse behtar sunnewale(read solvers)".

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    4. Vasant, you will probably like the non filmi version of the song in Sahir's voice with more interesting lyrics. Available on YouTube

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    5. That was a reference to the title song Kabhi Kabhi

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    6. Kishore: I have read the entire one. I have Sahir's complete works. It is one of my prized possessions.

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    7. I should say, "selected works" and not complete..his entire work was a huge canvass

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  21. Thanks everyone. See you next month with More...

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  22. esp. today's puzzle I really enjoyed and solved all . thanks to Incognito.

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  23. Thanx Incognito. Good & easy puzzle. Fun solving. Thanx for mentioning Sahir - my favourite poet. 😊

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