Wednesday, 1 September 2021

No 13341, Wednesday 01 Sep 2021, Incognito

Solution to 16D has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
8   Try buying ice-cream, for starters, in desert (4) GOBI {GO}{Bu...g}{Ic...m}
9   Musketeer throwing a shot (5) ATHOS*
10 Attack god with documentary proof of identity (4) RAID {RA}{ID}
11 Attach program with last part (6) APPEND {APP}{END}
12 U.S. canine can be a pest (8) NUISANCE*
13 Indian bread produced by guy at half time (8) CHAPATTI {CHAP}{AT}{TIme}
15 King’s heart hurt on the inside (6) ARTHUR [T]
17 Tells class in Indian school (7) INFORMS {IN}{FORMS} (Correction {IN}{FORN}{S} - See comments)
19 Silence! Retain mother (4,3) KEEP MUM {KEEP}{MUM}
22 Chant Ram, while returning, and carrying book with note (6) MANTRA {MA{NT}R<=}{A}
24 Confused Savoy rep gives too much money (8) OVERPAYS*
26 Husband gives up belt with a bit of hesitation. Twice! It’s a secret! (4-4) HUSH-HUSH {HUSband}{He...n} Twice
28 Lad chasing vehicle gets container (6) CARBOY {BOY}<=>{CAR}
30 Give Chinese dumpling in the beginning (4) HAND {HAN}{Du...g}
31 Gasps, “Cookware model shows at first” (5) PANTS {PAN}{T}{Shows}
32 Love Ottoman governor and follow instructions (4) OBEY {0}{BEY}

DOWN
1   Drink containing egg broth (4) SOUP {S{O}UP}
2   Meet horribly evil state tax officer (4,4) LIVE UPTO {EVIL}*{UP}{TO}
3   Outlaw group of musicians with sex appeal (6) BANDIT {BAND}{IT}
4   Hint: Ria danced and disappeared into this? (4,3) THIN AIR*
5   Guess I am residing in large property (8) ESTIMATE {EST{IM}ATE}
6   Animal having red chest? (6) BREAST {B{R}EAST}
7   Muezzin carefully stores metal (4) ZINC [T]
14 North American following lady-bird makes colouring agent (5) HENNA {NA}<=>{HEN}
16 Uncle’s extra-ordinary interest (5) U?U?Y (Addendum USURY [CD] - See comments)
18 A cup meal spilled? I’m guilty (3,5) MEA CULPA*
20 Person who may deliver this puzzle to you (8) PAPERBOY [CD]
21/23 What the innocent nudist had? (7,2,4) NOTHING TO HIDE [CD]
25 Old cues broken. Pardon... (6) EXCUSE {EX}{CUES*}
27 State: “A hut is built” (4) UTAH*
29 Frank’s open (4) OPEN ?? Something amiss here? 

Reference List
Book = NT, Model = T, Sex appeal = IT, Red = R 


37 comments:

  1. 16D. Usury.. extraordinary interest...

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  2. 16D. Uncle ( archaic usage) isa pawn broker. Pawn brokers charge extraordinary interest , hence usury

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    1. +1
      I think 'Indian school'gives forms. So 'in'to be highlighted and not in as part of Indian.

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    2. No Paddy, School = S, Indian =IN (I believe, is it standard?) Class= Form, "In" is insertion ind

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    3. So it has to be in(form)s. Prasad has indicated the position of () is not right.

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  4. 6D- I was thinking of the bird Redbreast and wondering until I saw the anno here.
    A wee bit extra effort needed today than the usual run through. Enjoyable all the same.

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  5. +1 for 29 D. I hesitated a lot before filling in,mainly because nothing else fits.

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    1. Should have been Frank's candid

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    2. As Paddy has said in the past, the credit goes to ...

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  6. Loved the lady- bird (ladybird is different) and Rita dancing!

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  7. Ladybird is neither a lady nor a bird!

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  8. Incognito sir, Thank you, I could solve as many as 90 per cent of the clues...

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  9. Blessing in disguise Incognito lets many start the day without any stress.

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  10. One more good day in almost 100% completion.. Got stuck in 29D&32A..
    29D: is still not known..
    Frank is open
    Open is open
    Answer is also open..
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Found in the list of abbreviations but with a rider that it's not generally accepted.

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    2. Musical notes C,D,E,F,G,A,B

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  12. 13A - by annotation we can solve this puzzle. In real,the word Chapatti used in TN. Other states pronouncing as Roti \ Tawa Roti. Same like yesterday's Puzzle. Sinhalese. Incognito Rocked Today. Really enjoined the Grid with Pen Paper Test......Thanks to Incognito & col.sir

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    1. The picture I have put against Chapatti is also known as 'phulka' up north.

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    2. What we call chapatti is Paratha in North I believe. Pulka generally is Suka(dry) roti. As an army man you must be knowing better.

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    3. As a person who has lived most of the time in North, chappati of South is roti or phulka..paratha is a variant which is roasted on tava with an application of oil or butter

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    4. whatever- they are culinary delights (with or without gobi). But may create problems in a CW! I would prefer to spell it chappathi. I think adding a H is a South Indian speciality,am I right Vasant(h)?

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    5. The old lady vending tea in Chennai is cha-paaTi

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  13. Someone pinged me asking if there was a theme of Gobi going with chapatti...;)

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    1. Did you reply new culpa or nothing to hide.

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    2. Apologies for my belated reaction for the simple reason, I accesed this slot a day later. The comment 'Naan Vegeterian' made me go down the memory lane of my brief stint with a magazine at hometown of Bangalore in 1981.
      One afternoon, unlike other days when I used to be out in the mornings, I was in my office at lunch time. So casually, I asked my typist Geeta Iyer if she would wish to join me for lunch that I intended to get from the nearby restaurant. And she sportingly agreed.
      15 minutes later, the food was delivered and when I asked Geeta to join me in my cubicle, I had to face the ire of Ms.Iyer since I had ordered mutton biryani by presuming her initial earlier response to my question "Veg or Non Veg?" - Nanu Vegetarian as Non-Vegetarian......

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  14. Thanx incognito. Easy. 29d not withstanding. Cod - LIVE UPTO, NOTHING TO HIDE.

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