Friday, 5 August 2022

No 13627, Friday 05 Aug 2022, Incognito

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Rangoli by Gowri

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ACROSS
7,8  Spaceman and alien return before crazy storm carrying a piece of rock? No good! (4,9) NEIL ARMSTRONG {ALIEN<=}{STORM*} over {Rock} and {N}{G}
10 Honourable leaders of some hospital unions in Japanese island (6) HONSHU {HON}{Some}{Ho...l}{Un...s}
11 One French director, after consuming asafoetida in India, becomes nutty (8) UNHINGED {UNE}{D} over {HING}
12 West Indian bridge player Newton gets gin cocktail with some small earnings from gambling (8) WINNINGS {WI}{N}{N}{GIN*}{Sm..l}
14 The Spanish First Lady gets direction one hour before noon (6) ELEVEN {EL}{EVE}{N}
16 One kind of communist and Chinese president's in shop (7) MARXIST {MAR{XI'S}T}
18 Wildly stare about a couple of girls and reel (7) STAGGER {STA{GG}ER*}
21 Egyptian god holds magic stick in country (6) RWANDA {R{WAND}A}
23 Stone alien on railway for study of propulsion of missiles (8) ROCKETRY {ROCK}{ET}{RY}
25 Guy with daughter carrying North American cocaine is restrained in shackles (8) MANACLED {MA{NA}{C}LE}{D}
27 Greek god's student's in a swimming pool (6) APOLLO {L} in {A+POOL*}
29 Bend tin top for making mark on 6 (9) FOOTPRINT*
30 After leaving, foredeck re-arranged to make fold-able part of sail (4) REEF FoREdEck*

DOWN
1   Itinerant matinee idol's diet excluded food product made from wheat (8) SEMOLINA {MAtINEe+idOLS}*
2   Salesman's drinks (4) ALES [T]
3   UN star travelled around ringed planet (6) SATURN*
4   Urge, “Mix muesli with a hint of pepper” (7) IMPULSE {IM{Pe...r}ULSE*}
5   Most enthusiastic amongst litchi estates (8) ITCHIEST [T]
6   For starters, man often observes nightly satellite (4) MOON Acrostic Semi&lit
9   Birds half seen behind horse (5) GEESE {GEE}{SEen}
13 Forbid love with new president of the US (5) NIXON {NIX}{0}{N}
15 Bird swallowed by beagles? (5) EAGLE bEAGLEs
17 Broadcasts SOS call about some precious clams (8) SCALLOPS {SOS+CALL}* over {Pr...s}
19 Loner led astray and recruited (8) ENROLLED*
20 Damage a red tin for exchange (5-2) TRADE-IN*
22 Steer leaves floating fresh water dock (5) WHARF {FResH+WAter}*
24 Pure husband's a saint in church (6) CHASTE {C{H}{A}{ST}E}
26 “A container's returned. Over!” (4) ATOP {A}{POT<=}
28 Paddles he leaves ashore by mistake? (4) OARS AShORe*

Reference List
No = N, Good = G, One in French = UNE, Director = D, Asafoetida in India = HING, Bridge player = N, Newton = N, The in Spanish = EL, Direction = N, Girl = G, Alien = ET, Railway = RY, Daughter = D, Cocaine = C, Student = L, Horse = GEE, New = N, Husband = H, Saint = ST, Church = CE


62 comments:

  1. Nice clues by Incognito. will post 11am sharp. have a gr8 day.

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    1. You were not given a chance perhaps Mr Prasanna Rao 😀

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    2. Everything was in place. but I was at site work. so unable to post my favorites. anyway my cod was 24d. Pure husband's- (H) a (A) saint (ST) in church(CxxxxE)
      and 14A. excellent clues. unforgettable my aha moments. Just finished your grid. Thank you incognito for Friday's special.

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  2. 2d. ALES.. Telescopic... s(ALES)man
    3d. SATURN.. un star *
    6d.. MOON.. ACROSTIC
    19d. ENROLLED.. Combined anag of loner led
    7,8 ac. NEIL ARMSTRONG...
    A lien<= is NEIL A STORM* N( o ) G (ood)

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    1. Cool, one R is missing for Rock.

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    2. O yeah..it's from the piece of R( ock )

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    3. Number of answers posted is 5 or 6? Just kidding 😊

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  5. 7,8A NEIL ARMSTRONG {ALIEN<=}{STORM*}{Rock}{No}{Good}
 **sorry, Strikethrough font is not working for R-ock N-o G-ood 


    10A HONSHU {Honourable}{Some}{Hospital}{Unions}
**Strikethrough Hon-ourable S-ome H-ospital U-nions 


     
14A ELEVEN {EL}{EVE}{N}
Spanish=El, First Lady=Eve=Direction=N
 

    
16A MARXIST {MAR{XIS}T}
Shop=Mart, Chinese President’s=XI’s

    
 
23A ROCKETRY {ROCK}{ET}{RY}
Stone=Rock, Alien=ET, Railway=RY

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  6. 12A: Gains from gambling =WINNINGS. West Indian = WI. Bridge player = N. Newton = N. Anagram of gin = ING. Some "some" = S.
    18A: Reel = STAGGER. Anagram of stare + GG for a couple of girls
    21A: Country = RWANDA. Magic stick = WAND, inside Egyptian God = RA
    27A: Greek God = APOLLO. Student = L inside anagram of "a pool"
    1D: Food product made from wheat = SEMOLINA: Anagram of "matinee idol", with the letters D, I, E & T removed

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  7. 29,a.footprint anagram of tin top for.

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  8. 4.d urge.....impulse,anagram of muesli and p of pepper.

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  9. 20.trade in .....exchange,anagram of a red tin

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  10. 22.a wharf....dock,steer removed from fresh water.floating means rearrange.
    ...

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  11. 24.a pure.....chaste,
    Church is ce
    H,..for husband,
    A
    St for saint

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  12. 13A. Nixon. Forbid= nix. Love= o. New prez= N

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  13. August 2022 marks the 10th Anniversary of 7,8's return to outer space...

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    1. Didn't he go to the moon in the previous millennium?

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    2. Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)

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    3. Indeed,,,, Thank you dear Mr. Kishore Rao for this 'curtain-raiser' of today that I managed to solve before accessing this site which did make me feel younger by 43 years as I recalled how all of us were glued to the transistor radio at our Airmen's Mess in Nagpur to listen to the VOA news on this epoch-making 'This small step is a great leap for the mankind'. The AIR too had relayed portions of this broadcast by the VOA.

      Interestingly, a couple of months later when this crew of Apollo Mission.visited India, the brother of one of my fellow airmen, Nalvade was his surname, literally masqueraded as a waiter and barged into the room of Armstrong at the Taj Hotel in Bombay for an autograph. Of course, he was nabbed and handed over to the cops. Fortunately, he was released a couple of hours later!!!

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    4. Nice tribute to the astronaut by Mr Kishore Rao. There is also a theme to it with Rocketry, Footprint, Apollo, Moon.

      Aside: Saw the historic spaceships and other exhibits at Kennedy Space center, Merritt Island, FL three years back. Wonderful experience!

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    5. Theme words: + Nixon (then President) and Eleven (Apollo 11)

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    6. Didn't notice the cryptic clue... return to outer space!

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  14. 11Unhinged. One in french= une or un.asafotediain india= hing. Director= D

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  15. 14A. Eleven. The spanish= el. First lady{ eve. Direction= n

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  16. Thanks incognito for making my day bright. To all,, Happy VARALAKSHMI Pooja

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  17. 28.d paddles....oars.
    He leaves from shores.

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    1. Two points Doctor.
      1. It is 'ashore' (not shores)
      2. And with 'he' leaving it would be 'asor'. Anagram it to become
      OARS. So the annotation is
      {as(-h)or(-e)}*

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  18. Thanks Gowri for a beautiful rangoli

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  19. 26 d atop....over
    A....a
    Container returned ....top

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  20. Truly a Rangula ( colorful) Muggu( Rangoli). Thanks Gowri garu

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  21. 5d ITCHIEST (...lITCHI ESTates) [T]
    25a MANACLED {male}{d} carrying {n}{a}{c}
    17d SCALLOPS (sos+call)* around p (p from some precious)


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  22. Gowri garu, Truly colorful Rangoli

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  23. 22d WHARF letters s,t,e,e,r leaves from Freshwater and it becomes WHARF that is Dock .

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  24. 26d ATOP :---container POT is returned after A

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  25. 9D: birds= geese
    Half seen is se
    Horse is gee
    Hence, gee+se
    Sathia

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  26. 26D: over= atop
    Container(pot) returned is top
    Hence, a+top
    30A: fold-able part of sail= reef
    Foredeck re-arranged after (-dock)
    After leaving means docking out
    Hence, reef
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  27. 15d EAGLE swallowed by bEAGLEs. A bird

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  28. Dear Mr. Kishore Rao, SHUKRAVAAR KA SHUKRIYA for today's lively grid...

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  29. Thanks everyone. I took a break from the food themed ones for this special. The foodfest will continue next month

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  30. Special thanks to Gowri for her colourful rangoli

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  31. For millennials: Armstrong gets translated into Baahubali ;)

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  32. Rocketry, the movie, has excited many people. The lead actor playing Nambi is a far away relative of mine...

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    1. Saw a discussion with Nambi the other day about his experience and the making of the movie.

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  33. Thanks to Incognito each one of us are reliving our experience of LISTENING live the moon landing at approx.2am IST. Wish we had TV then in stead of the ubiquitous transistor radio.

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  34. Thanks incognito for making my day bright. To all,, Happy VARALAKSHMI Pooja

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