Friday, 25 November 2022

No 13720, Friday 25 Nov 2022, Hypatia

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ACROSS
8   Hold a clumsy little kid's drum (6) DHOLAK {HOLD+A}*}{Kid}
9   A Frenchman pursuing alliance starts to improve condition of body's structure (8) ANATOMIC {A}{M}<=>{NATO} and {Im...e}{Co...n}
10 Avoided key bit lacking capacitance (8) ESCHEWED {ESC}{cHEWED}
11 Anticipating and jumping out of parachutes initially (6) HOPING HOPpING
12 Princess bursts out in troubles (8) DISTURBS {DI}{BURSTS*}
13 Chuck out bunseating sandwiches (6) UNSEAT [T]
14 Opposed to a good man taking advantage (7) AGAINST {A}{GAIN}{ST}
17 Creatures wandering this place with us (7) TERRACE (terrace+us=creatures)
20 Gulf national in squad regularly backing international spy (6) QATARI {sQuAd} with {I}{RAT}<=
22 Partly explain for media expert (8) INFORMED [T]
25 In one university, mind's controlled (6) INDIUM {1+U+MIND}* 
26 Persistent entry in a procrastinator's schedule? (3,5) NOT TODAY [CD]
27 Lasting kiss inside and outside (8) EXTERNAL {E{X}TERNAL}
28 Go past electronic circuits in broadcast (6) ELAPSE {E}{(~laps)LAPSE}

DOWN
1   Social distancing? (8) GHOSTING [CD]
2   Heading out, brazen husband and American model dated (3-3) OLD-HAT {bOLD}{H}{A}{T}
3   Pin frock's bottom hemmed by tailor (6) SKEWER {S{f..cK}EWER}
4   Rest had become impossible (7) HARDEST*
5   Spooner kept small animal in crazy place (8) MADHOUSE (~had mouse to madhouse)
6   Poet's approach, say a conundrum (8) COMPOSER {(~come)COM}{POSER}
7   Frequently Azhar tours local Indian's first plant (6) ZINNIA {aZhAr} over {INN}{In...s}
15 New game is featuring hot pictures (8) IMAGINES {GAME+IS}* over {IN}
16 Cargo of fashionable people blocking road (8) SHIPMENT {S{HIP}{MEN}T}
18 Crack Spooner, perhaps behind in Church (8) CREVASSE {C{REV}{ASS}E}
19 Say, Madras bashai is picked up in gestures (7) SIGNALS {SLANG}{IS}<=
21 Sack holding up hair dye essentially for extension (6) ANNEXE {A{hENNa<=}XE}
23 Chain female dog without lead (6) FETTER {F}{sETTER}
24 Like port and juice basically above wines (6) RIOJAS {AS}<=>{RIO}{Ju..e}

Reference List
Frenchman = M, Key = ESC, Capacitance = C, Princess = DI, International = I, University = U, Kiss = X, Electronic = E, Husband = H, American = A, Model = T, Local = INN, Hot = IN, Church = CE, Female = F


59 comments:

  1. 27A. External.= Outside
    Eternal= lasting.
    X= kiss.
    Kiss inside ,X goes inside,
    E(X)ternal.

    15D. Imagines= pictures..

    Game is + hot= in

    Game+ is+ in ( featuring is anagrind)= imagines

    14A. Against= opposed to

    a= a.
    Good man= Saint( st)
    Advantage= gain
    Taking is suggesting anagrind of (a+st+ gain)

    20A. Qatari= gulf national.

    Squad regularly is Q,A.
    Backing is reverse indicator
    International= i.
    Spy= rat, becoming TAR

    QA+ TAR+I

    12A. Disturbs= Troubles

    Princess=Di.
    Bursts= sturbs( bursts out suggesting an anagram).


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    1. Relook 15,14,20. Components OK. But not all are anagrams!

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    2. Of course,20A is not an anagram. QA tari

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    3. 14A A gain( adv) st( goid man). Yes,no anagram

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    4. 15D. Newgame= mage. Is. Hot= in..i+ mage+is...Is it not anagramised?

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    5. Read as new (game is) featuring (containing) in.

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  2. 1d:- GHOSTING synonym of social distancing

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  3. 4d is HARDEST anagram of rest hard

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  4. 22d INFORMED part of explaIN FOR MEDia expert

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  5. 9ac:- ANATOMIC
    a french man is AM pursuing an alliance i.e NATO
    starts to Improve I condition is C
    ANATOMIC

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  6. 12A Princess DI BURSTS* Troubles DISTURBS
    13A bUNS EATing Chuck out UNSEAT
    14A A advantage GAIN goid man ST Opposed to AGAINST
    20A sQuAd regularly spy RAT<-- International Gulf national QATARI

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  7. 23d FETTER
    F is female
    dog is SETTER and without lead is ETTER

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  8. 5d mad house crazy - mad, place - house

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  9. 8a dholak from hold and a and K id

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  10. 25A INDIUM (In) I U (one uni---) in MIND anagram
    26A NOT TODAY DD
    11A HOPING (hopping minus p) anticipating

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  11. 4D COMPOSER (poet) com - come say, poser- conundrum
    7D ZINNIA Plant aZhAr Z and R taking INN (local) and I indian first

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  12. 18Dn CREVASSE - {C{REV}{ASS}E}

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  13. 29d.SIGNALS: gestur
    SLANG( Madras bhashai) IS:
    picked up <=

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  14. My post at 11:03 gestures- plural.
    Sorry

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  15. 16d SHIPMENT - cargo
    fashionable ,- hip
    people - men
    road - st
    {s(hip)(men)t}

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  16. 3D: pin= skewer
    Frocks bottom is k
    Tailor is sewer
    Hence, s(k)ewer
    23D: wines= riojas
    Port is rio
    Juice is j
    Basically is as
    Hence, rio+j+as
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  17. 11ac hoping is anticipating, taking p off hopping ie jumping

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  18. 19D: gestures= signals
    Madras bashai is slang going up
    Means gnals along with si(is)
    Hence, si+gnals
    Sathia

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  19. 2D: dated = old hat
    Heading is bold b is out becomes old
    Husband is h
    American is a
    Model is t
    Hence, old+h+a+t
    Sathia

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  20. 10ac ESCHEWED: avoided
    Key : esc
    bit: chewed - c (lacking) gives
    Hewed
    ESC HEWED

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    1. Good anno. Key as esc 👍🏼 I was trying es & chew as bit and couldn't get anno.
      Sathia

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  21. Sorry! Brazen is bold with heading out becomes old
    Sathia

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  22. 17A TERRACE; this place; Composite Anagram. TERRACE+US = CREATURES

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  25. 21D-annexe; sack-axe; hair dye essentially-(h)enn(a) up= nne

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  26. 20A. QA(TAR<---)(I)
    sQuAd - regularly
    International= I
    Spy= rat, <---- = TAR

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  27. Apart from few annos to fall in
    3d is still standing

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  28. Anno for 28A not given-
    Elapse= Go past. E Lapse (~Laps- circuits)

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  29. Col. blogged in a hurry from Mangalore and pointed out that it is a pangram which was not mentioned by any of us.

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    1. As a rule I always check for pangram the moment I see J or X

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  30. Thank you Col. for taking the time to make the blogging fully to normal.

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