Friday, 3 September 2021

No 13343, Friday 03 Sep 2021, Incognito

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ACROSS
8   Cost of travelling long distance with Head of Electronics (4) FARE {FAR}{El...s}
9   Tests old flame in front of a short young lady (5) EXAMS {EX}{A}{MS}
10 American edition’s second hand (4) USED {US}{ED}
11 Badly incites after losing one to crime (6) INCEST {INCiTES}*
12 After vehicle is returned, monarch’s keeping tabs on movement (8) TRACKING {CART<=}{KING}
13 Number in the next block (8) FOURTEEN Definition by example
15 Please, in Germany, with right type of beer (6) BITTER {BITTE}{R}
17 Wrongly take tablet before time (7) PILLAGE {PILL}{AGE}
19 Alabama soldier has a Catholic yearbook (7) ALMANAC {AL}{MAN}{A}{C}
22 Nearer shutter (6) CLOSER [DD]
24 Predicted lot of red unusually (8) FORETOLD*
26 Two consecutive letters about a president and controversial monk (8) RASPUTIN {R}{A}{S}{PUTIN}
28 Place to keep boats in Myanmar (in Ayeyarwady) (6) MARINA [T]
30 At first, brother managed and ground husk (4) BRAN {Br...r}{RAN}
31 Throw out as part of massive victory (5) EVICT [T]
32 Formulate formulations without formalinMeans “Same as above”! (4) OUST formUlaTiOnS* (OUST = EVICT as in 31A above)

DOWN
1   Shed boy ran wildly (4) BARN {B}{RAN*}
2   Postponement following mistake in agreement (8) DEFERRAL {DE{F}{ERR}AL}
3   Recent development in core area (6) CENTRE*
4   Massachusetts Republican: “Can I drink?” (7) MARTINI {MA}{R}{TIN}{I}
5   To some extent, Pakistan bullies Constantinople (8) ISTANBUL [T]
6   Weapon made by space technology promoter and alien (6) MUSKET {MUSK}{ET}
7   Denote average (4) MEAN [DD]
14 Bay window in Mussoorie lodge (5) ORIEL [T]
16 Travelling around India, male’s communication via Internet (1-4) E-MAIL {I+MALE}*
18 Using wire, strangulates targets walking around centre of Vancouver (8) GAROTTES {GAR{v..cOu..r}TTES*}
20 Wager amount with Moor returning to foyer (8) ANTEROOM {ANTE}{MOOR<=}
21 Swine going around moor with Newton gets old German money (7) PFENNIG {P{FEN}{N}IG}
23 Consume wine without lying (6) SUPINE {SUP}{wINE}
25 Far out meteor splits (6) REMOTE*
27 Australian god’s ambience (4) AURA {AU}{RA}
29 Leading members of new environment study tour create avian accommodation (4) NEST Acrostic

Reference List
Old flame = EX, Edition = ED, Right = R, Catholic = C, Boy = B, Following = F, Republican = R, Alien = ET, India = I, Newton = N, With = W, Australian = AU 


39 comments:

  1. 15A BITTER - Bitte (Please in German) with r from right.
    19A ALMANAC - AL from Alabama, MAN from soldier and AC from a Catholic.
    24A - FORETOLD - anagram of lot of red.
    28A - MARINA - telescopic of myanMAR IN Ayeyarwardy.
    14D ORIEL - MussoORIE Lodge (telescopic).

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  2. 31A (massiv)e vict(ory) = evict = throw out, telescopic
    32A formulations-formalin = utos, formulate as anagram indicator => oust = throw out.
    21D swine = pig, moor = fen, Newton = n, p(fen)(n)ig = pfennig = old German money.
    20D wager = ante, moor returning = room, ante+room = anteroom = foyer
    23D consume = sup, wine, with out = ine, sup+ine = supine = lying.

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  3. 12a. TRACKING def: keeping tabs on movement, Monarch=KING, vechicle returnig=CART <= {KING}TRAC + {KING}
    17a. PILLAGE def: Wrongly take, time=AGE, tablet = PILL before time {PILL}+{AGE}
    19a. ALMANAC def: yearbook Alabama=AL, solidier=A MAN C-Catholic A=A {AL}{MAN}{A}{C}
    31a. EVICT, def: Throw out, as part of (Telescopic indicator) massivE VICTory
    32a. OUST, def: same as above (as in 31a. EVICT) formulations-formalic = {TSUO}*, anagrind = formulate

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  4. 9A-EX-A-MS
    10A-(US)(ED)
    13A-FOURTEEN (Number after the block)

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    2. Deleted as no annotation given for 7D and 23A

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    3. 3D-MUSKET-Elon(MUSK)+ET
      30A-B(RAN)-Brother+RAN(managed)
      7D and 22A -DDs

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  5. 1D BARN = shed {Boy, B+ RAN anagram}
    8A FARE= cost of traveling {FAR long distance+ E Electronics head}
    4D MARTINI = drink{ MA, Massachusetts,+R Republican + TIN can+I}
    9A EXAMS = tests {EX ,old flame+A+ MS short for miss}
    10A USED= second hand {US american ED edition}

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  6. 3D CENTRE (RECENT)*
    5D ISTANBUL (pakISTAN BULlies) ==>T
    7D MEAN (DD)
    22A CLOSER (DD)
    16D E-MAIL (I + male)*

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  7. 11a-INCEST. Anagram of incites minus i (one)
    2d- DEFERRAL. F(ollowing), Mistake = Err in agreement=Deal
    6d- MUSKET. Space tech promoter=(Elon) Musk. Alien = ET
    18a- GAROTTES. Anagram of Targets + O, (Centre of VancOuver)
    27a-AURA. Au(stralian) + Ra= Egyptian God

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  8. Garottes is 18d andaura is 27 d

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  9. 26 across RASPUTIN is an afterthought, RS+A+PUTIN

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  10. Got 13 across from other letters around. Couldn't solve.

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  11. All others are fairly straightforward.

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  12. 30ac.BRAN..b(r..r) ran
    28ac. MARINA..T
    14D. ORIEL..T
    25AC. REMOTE..METEOR*

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  13. 8.ac.fare - long-distance= far +e from electronics
    10.ac.used - us=American + ed for editor
    11.ac.incest - incites - i and rearrange the letters
    22.ac.closer= nearer= shutter
    24.ac foretold - lot of red - rearrange letters

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  14. 4D: Drink = Martini
    Massachusetts is MA
    Republican is R
    Can is TIN
    Hence, MA+R+TIN+I
    26A: controversial monk= Rasputin
    Two consecutive letters are R and S about a is RAS
    President is PUTIN
    Hence, R(A)S+ PUTIN
    27D: ambience= Aura
    Australian is AU
    God is RA
    Hence, AU+RA
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  15. 23d supine sup drinking liquids and wine -w supine meaning lying

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  16. 2d - DE(F)(ERR)AL....i.e Postponement
    Agreement - Deal
    Error - Err

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  17. 18D tough for me,26A and 5D quite nice

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  18. It's a googly that can be played- give it a try.

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  19. 23D. Not clear to me how deletion of w is indicated.

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  20. Thanks everyone... Till next time...

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  21. An observation:
    All are one-word answers!(except 16D which is a hyphenated word)

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  22. Due to internet connectivity problems, could access only at this late hours in the night.
    This was a pretty tricky grid to solve and the most amazing was the interlinkng of the 31 and 32 Across clues....

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