Thursday, 2 September 2021

No 13342, Thursday 02 Sep 2021, Incognito

Solution to 19A 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   Once upon a time in India, this money was transferred to get naan (4) ANNA*
9   Philanderer or female assassin? (4,6) LADY KILLER {LADY}{KILLER}
10 Proust was confused about mental numbness (6) STUPOR*
11 Brain lobe concerned with this world (8) TEMPORAL [DD]
12 Rushed into a math carrying a banned colouring agent (8) AMARANTH {A}{MA{RAN}TH}
14 Include one drug in salt enrichment, for starters (6) IODISE Acrostic Semi&lit
16 Stop using hidden work (4) OPUS [T]
17 Umgrigar’s pet parrot? (5) POLLY [DD]
18 Take over ball placed in a container (4) COUP {C{O}UP}
19 Commercial fair tune (6) ?D?U?T (Addendum - ADJUST - {AD}{JUST} - See comments)
21 Satan’s matches (8) LUCIFERS [DD]
23 X co-ordinate computed from basics by special algorithm at first (8) ABSCISSA {BASICS*}{S}{Al...m}
26 Scary peer goes back into empty city (6) CREEPY {Ci{PEER<=}tY}
27 Cradle snatcher’s sweet father? (5,5) SUGAR DADDY {SUGAR}{DADDY}
28 Badger a north-eastern Indian tribal (4) NAGA {NAG}{A}

DOWN
1   Erroneously paint dome around electronic device for decryption (3,4,3) ONE TIME PAD {PAINT+DOME}* over {E}
2   Defences made with memory bits (8) RAMPARTS {RAM}{PARTS}
3   Left gold in a fish part and got a coin (6) FLORIN {F{L}{OR}IN}
4   Correct, when tide comes back (4) EDIT<=
5   Inadequately go over Public Interest Litigation with youth initially (8) SKIMPILY {SKIM}{PIL}{Yo..h}
6   Nut found in salmon delivery (6) ALMOND [T]
7   In the beginning, Valmiki exhorted: “Define a Hindu scripture” (4) VEDA Acrostic Semi&lit
13 Permitted slaughter of lethal aliens to some extent (5) HALAL [T]
15 Misfits in round holes? (6,4) SQUARE PEGS [C&DD]
17 Update is revised to reserve for future use (3,5) PUT ASIDE*
18 Alkaloid found when fiancée, after travelling, consumed food at first (8) CAFFEINE {CAF{Food}EINE*}
20 Short relative ’ad had no dress (6) UNCLAD {UNCLe}{AD}
22 Tail end of the human column comprised of commanding officer leading two hundred ten around Yugoslavia, initially (6) COCCYX {CO}{C}{C}{Yu...a}{X}
24 Sad... mad Oscar leaves crab louse (4) BLUE {craB+LoUsE}
25 Assistant’s silly idea (4) AIDE*

Reference List
Special = S, Electronic = E, Left = L, Gold = OR, Hundred = C, Ten = X


39 comments:

  1. 19A - ADJUST.. (meaning tune as in fine tuning) commercial = AD & fair = JUST

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  2. Incognito sir, barring only two, did the grid. Thanks for making the day start off on a very happy note

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  3. 17Ac Should it not be Umrigar?

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    1. He was Polly Umrigar. I was wondering while filling in as to how many would know. It was a household name those days like Sachin.

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    2. Those who follow cricket would certainly know these stalwarts like Umrigar, Merchant, Mankad, Hazare, etc.

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    3. It is about first names of yesteryear players.

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    4. Print edition spelt it as Umgrigar!

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    5. Did not notice it at all- probably excited?

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    6. 17A When I was studying in Loyola college(Mds) Umrigar came in the Bombay cricket team to play in the Universities match. A prolific batsman,used to be my favourite player!

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    7. Met him once a long time back while on a morning walk in his colony. He was my cousin's neighbour. Envied my cousin when he said he would have frequent casual chat with Polly.

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    8. (Outside Xword world), were you in Bombay that time?

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  4. Kishore,it is not fair dissecting the ingredients while I was enjoying mu morning coffee while doing the CW!

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  5. CGB,
    Got a few old one anna coins?

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  6. Aside. Trivia.. Those days, a Telugu girl was referred to as PADAHARU ANNALA AADAPADUCHU ( 16 Anna girl),meaning 100 per cent Telugu girl. 16 Anna's then was one rupee

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    1. In hindi there was a phrase "Sola anna such' literal translation being "16 annas true" which meant " Completely true"

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  7. Another fantastic smooth sailing CW given by Incognito.. Able to complete 100% again... Thank You.. Keep it up!
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  8. 19A {commercial = AD}{Fair = JUST}

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  9. Dear Mr. Kishore Rao,
    Indeed, today's CW grid was another interesting one that made me feel younger by over 60 years as I could remember one of the greatest all-rounders of Indian cricket - Polly Umrigar.
    The 9-A clue also reminded me of that instict in me to suffix M.Phil against my name during that stint in ANI as News Editor during 2006-13. Yes, I mean it though I am no debauch.
    Since I was pally with almost all the girls including those from the Print wing and programing sections, a particular lady reporter+sub-editor named Kirti Phadke Pande used to address (rag) me as a philanderr.
    This in turn had prompted me to suffix M.Phil against my name - Master Philanderer!!
    On this score let me admit that I don't have any scroll of graduation though I am no M A, B F, MS, MS (Matric Appeared But Failed, March September, Main Supplementary).
    Jokes apart, let me thank you and Col. Saab for letting me learn three new words today: FLORIN, ABSCISSA and COCCYX.

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    1. MaaDaari Baisunu BikkunDa Sollaiyaati ;)

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    2. Nicely doctored sentence in Konkani....

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    3. Doctored hits the nail on the head, Mr Panje.

      Cdr, it is a nonsensical expansion for MBBS, meaning "Sit on rooftop and shell jackfruit seeds"

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  10. Polly Umrigar resigned from his captaincy on the eve of the test match in 1959 against Alexander's WI team as the batsman he wanted was not picked by the board!!

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    1. It was Chennai test,if my memory serves me right. (Madras then)

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  11. Those of you who are interested in solving telugu crosswords, please follow the link for my crossword:
    https://eemaata.com/em/issues/202109/26881.html

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    1. Maaku edum thelusuledhu! (right?)

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    2. Naaku Telugu baaga raadu, Rao gaaru

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    3. Paddy,
      "enakku telungu teriyaadhu" will convey your idea.

      Kishoregaru,
      Baagaa raadu tells me that you reasonably do well. So, you can give a try

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    4. My knowledge of Telugu is truly rudimentary, though I did solve a Tenglish puzzle nearly a decade back

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    5. https://www.crosswordunclued.com/2012/09/how-kishore-solved-tenglish-crossword.html?m=1

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    6. From the above link, I learn that you have already seen it

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  12. Thanks to Incognito. got to know new words LUCIFERS & COCCYX. nice to read all threads about Anna. I was not in anna's age. I used 2 & 3 paisa. Unforgettable those golden days days. (por kaalam).

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  13. Thank you Kishore for a great CW & initiating this great thread above. U truly make my day (eventhough by the time i solve my CW - the day is almost over)

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