Friday, 10 September 2021

No 13349, Friday 10 Sep 2021, Afterdark

GANESH CHATHURTHI GREETINGS

Artwork by Prasanna Rao

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ACROSS
1   Book AC in Australia in summer, perhaps (6) ABACUS {A{B}{AC}US}
4   A politician’s bill has repercussions (6) IMPACT {1}{MP}{ACT}
8   Cook’s pan gleaming partly with glitter (7) SPANGLE [T]
9   Piece of attire for primarily tough work on shore, not small (7) TOPCOAT {To..h}{OP}{COAsT}
11 Dangerous fish — could be between 0 and 90 (matter of degrees) (5,5) ACUTE ANGLE {ACUTE}{ANGLE}
12 Chola king in retreat had a bird (4) IBIS <=
13 Stand against catcall, time to get hard (5) BOOTH {BOO}{T}{H}
14 To be more significant, you at the end, with ego should change (8) OUTWEIGH  {yoU+WITH+EGO}*
16 About Harimother’s appeal... (8) CHARISMA {C}{HARIS}{MA}
18 ... civil rights organisation can potentially take a leading position (5) NAACP {N{A}AC*}{Po...nIn my view the enu should be (1,1,1,1)
20 Good boy is happy (4) GLAD {G}{LAD}
21 Offered to fix scar if kept cooled (10) SACRIFICED {SCAR+IF}*{ICED}
23 Return to position after resistance at base (7) REVENUE {VENUE}<=>{R}{E}
24 Spot small area near church (7) SPLOTCH {S}{PLOT}{CH}
25 Son’s right, its tense in bar (6) STRIPE {S}{T}{RIPE} 
26 Wish to leave before spring (2,4) GO WELL {GO}{WELL}

DOWN
1   A famous Indian company makes jelly (5) ASPIC {A}{SPIC}
2   A military alliance to save tons of tree (7) ANNATTO {AN}{NA{T}TO}
3   SensualHe is mad, lets loose (9) UNLEASHES8
5   As I say, you are nothing, rat, just another animal (5) MOOSE MO(-u+0}OSE
6   A roman catholic group is safe (7) ARCHIVE {A}{RC}{HIVE}
7   Joining for a drink, gin maybe afternoon to rise (7,2) TEAMING UP {TEA}{M}{GIN*}{UP}
10 Can ignore stupidly — will lead to stupidity (9) IGNORANCE*
13 For the most part, leading West Indian cricketer is covered by commentators (9) BEHOLDERS {BE{HOLDER}St}
15 Say Mankad (Harsh) is a spinner to play with (6,3) TENNIS PRO*
17 Two communists, one on return goes past east to a Canadian city (3,4) RED DEER {RED}{E}{RED<=}
19 Ida, new model is fat (7) ADIPOSE {IDA}*{POSE}
21 Collapse brings top left-hander to wicket; Viraat one end gets out (5) SLUMP S(-t+l)LUMP
22 Be better than some complex celebrity (5) EXCEL [T]

Reference List
Book = B, Small = S, Time = T, Hard = H, About = C, Good = G,  Resistance = R, Base = E, Church = CH, Son = S, Tense = T, Ton = T, Afternoon = M, East = E


61 comments:

  1. 1A. B + AC in AUS = ABACUS
    4A. I + MP + ACT = IMPACT
    8A. SPANGLE [T]
    13A. BOO + T + H = BOOTH
    16A. C + HARIS + MA = CHARISMA

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  2. 10D IGNORANCE = stupidity {CAN IGNORE, anagram}
    20A GLAD = happy{G good+ LAD boy}
    22D EXCEL = be better {complEX CELebrity, telescopic}
    11A ACUTE ANGLE = between 0 to 90 degrees, DD}
    1D ASPIC = jelly {A+ SPIC indian company}

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  3. 21A-SCAR+IF+ICED=SACRIFICED
    24A-S+PLOT+CH=SPLOTCH
    3D-SENSUAL+HE=UNLEASHES
    17D-RED+RED+E=RED DEER (City in Canada)
    19D-IDA+POSE=ADIPOSE (Fat)

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  4. 6d- ARCHIVE : A Roman Catholic (RC) + Hive = group
    7d- TEAMING UP : A drink= Tea, 'Gin' shuffled, Afternoon =PM. Not sure where the U comes from
    12a- IBIS: Chola King- Sibi, reversed (in retreat)
    13d- BEHOLDERS: Windies cricketer- Holder. Not sure how the BES covering is arrived at ( From most of Best, maybe)
    17d- RED DEER: 2 communists ( Red & Red). Second one on return goes past E(ast)=> d(E)er

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  5. 5D. Moose
    Mouse- u+ o( nothing)

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  6. 16 a Charisma, about=c, haris, mother=ma,anagram def appeal

    20 a G (old) boy= lad, Glad, def happy

    8 a glitter def, Spangle telescopic

    Cook'*s pan gle*aming

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  7. 18A- NAACP civil rights org.; can plus a plus (p)osition;
    23A- Revenue- return; resistance -re; place- venue;
    21D- slump- collapse; s(t)lump;

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    1. 23a resistance is not re. Pls relook.
      18a annotation can be improved.

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    2. 23A- resistance- r; bade- e; position- venue?;
      18A- (na(a)c)(p)osition

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  8. 4.ac.impact -a= i politician=mp, bill=act
    8.ac.spangle - s from cooks,pan,hele from gleaming
    11.ac. acute angle ( angle between 0 and 90 degrees)
    3.Dn.unleashes sensual +he
    10.dn. ignorance - can+ ignore

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  9. Sorry in 8.ac it is gle from gleaming

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  10. 14A- outweigh- be more significant; yo(u); (ego with) jumble;
    15D- tennis pro- Harsh Mankad; (spinner to) jumble;

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  11. 26A: wish= go well
    Leave is go
    Spring is well
    14A: to be more significant= outweigh
    You at the end is u
    With ego + u jumbled
    15D: Mankad(harsh)= tennis pro
    Jumble of spinner+to
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  12. 9Ac TOPCOAT -{T(-ough)}{OP}{COA(-s)T}

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  13. 2D: tree= annatto
    Military alliance is NATO, tons is T
    Hence, AN+NAT(T)O
    Extra N need to be accounted?
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. 2D- annatto- tree; a-an; nato- military alliance; tons- t; annat(t)o?

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  14. 25A is still left unsolved... My guess is Stripe... Anno need to be worked...
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Is this correct?
      {S}{T}{RIPE} = bar
      S - Son
      T - Tense
      RIPE for Right

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  15. Sree Sree, as per dictionary meaning for An is airman,
    Military is An
    Alliance is NAT(T)O, t for tons
    Then, AN+ NAT(T)O..
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  16. 9A topcoat

    T + op (work)+ coat. (Shore(coast)-s))

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  17. 7 AC. Teaming up?

    Up=rise

    Tea= drink

    M= Meridien(noon)

    Ing=. Gin

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  18. As there is no paper tomorrow, I will post a Special special at 7 AM

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  19. I forgot to add Prasanna Rao's artwork. Have added it now. My apologies to Prasanna Rao for the delay

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    1. Sir , your consideration towards my drawing is more than enough. Please not to say apologies. I am extremely happy that at least I could do this tiny contribution to THCC blog. Thank you very much for posting my artwork. With respects Prasana

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  20. Lovely picture of Lord Ganesha,Prasanna Rao garu!

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    1. Fortunate to have had a preview of Prasann's art. Keep them coming on special occasions.

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    3. Beautiful picture! Thanks Prasanna and Col

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    4. My sincere Thanks to every one. I am delighted for your wishes.

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  21. Please note it's a Special special

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  22. Thank you Col. Looking forward to the Special special.

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  23. 7D- Is something wrong? If rising is up (as per Col.'s anno) do we get M from Afternoon?
    Or if we take AN as pm and coming up as reversal U is not accounted for.

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    1. Read afternoon as after noon(M)

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    2. can we denote as Anti Meridian for which we may annotate (M). It's my perception. please correct me if I am wrong.

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    3. please read it as antemeridian

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    4. puzzle stated as after noon. i.e PM (post meridiem) between noon and mid night

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  24. Super 😍👍😍👍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  25. 12 ac will not "tern" be a possibility?

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  26. 8 down, probably afternoon needs splitting up to after noon. Then perhaps M is OK for noon. Can anyone confirm this?

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    1. Yes. Though I would have preferred an indication since it's not currently listed.

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