Thursday 9 May 2024

No 14170, Thursday 09 May 2024, Incognito

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ACROSS
8   What one might see on top of its twin in this clue number... Nothing! (4) ZERO (o on top of o Looks like) 8
9   Won't Goths go crazy capturing small abandoned settlements? (5,5) GHOST TOWNS {WONT+GOTHS}* over {S}
10 Abandons things that fall in fall and goes away (6) LEAVES [MD]
11 Enacts it wrongly and blinks (8) NICTATES*
12 Sirorgan is manufactured for army settlement (8) GARRISON*
14 Six footer found in mountain sector (6) INSECT [T]
16 Succeed taking energy drink (4) WINE {WIN}{E}
17 Favourite queen's saint (5) PETER {PET}{ER}
18 Spoil king's brand (4) MARK {MAR}{K}
19 Discard rivets removed from damaged convertiblecollectively (2,4) EN BLOC CONvertiBLEs
21 Most tasty pastry finally upset tummies (8) YUMMIEST {p...rY}{TUMMIES*}
23 Tagged boy hugging beautiful girl (8) LABELLED {LA{BELLE}D}
26 Run away with ale preparation that is artificial (6) UNREAL {RUN*}{ALE*}
27 Street animal playing games plans (10) STRATAGEMS {ST}{RAT}{GAMES*}
28 Wrongly pass snakes (4) ASPS*

DOWN
1   Disclosure: "Kinsman consumes half portion of veal" (10) REVELATION {RE{VEal}LATION}
2   Talk against poetry (8) CONVERSE {CON}{VERSE}
3   Exports, for example, defective sets (6) EGESTS {EG}{SETS*}
4   Juliet and Naira go around old hotel's toilet (4) JOHN {J}{O}{H}{N}
5   Crumpled sticker affixed around job centre says "More Stout!" (8) STOCKIER {ST{jOb}CKIER*}
6   In olden times, Italians building manors (6) ROMANS*
7   Joint lost? Missing from skeleton after collapse! (4) KNEE sKElEtoN*
13 A teetotaller in New York is well dressed (5) NATTY {N{A}{TT}Y}
15 Cheating gamblers, perhaps, by hiding broken shard in fishes (4-6) CARD-SHARPS {C{SHARD*}ARPS}
17 Softly, auricle is twisted! Odd! (8) PECULIAR {P}{AURICLE*}
18 Radio man may build key path (4,4) MAIN ROAD*
20 Bruce's method to get room for manoeuvre (6) LEEWAY {LEE}{WAY}
22 Some US concoction is a dessert (6) MOUSSE*
24 Pretends ancestors (not Norse) roamed around (4) ACTS AnCeSTors*
25 Colouring materials found in Irrawady estuary (4) DYES [T]

Reference List
Small = S, Energy = E, Queen = ER, King = K, Street = ST, Juliet = J, Naira = N, Old = O, Hotel = H, Teetotaller = TT, Softly = P

70 comments:

  1. 9ac abandoned settlements - ghost towns from won't goths with an s from small.
    10ac Abandons - leaves - dd leaves fall in fall and leaves also mean abandon
    11ac blinks - nictates anagram of enacts it
    16 ac drink - wine succeed - win e from energy
    12 ac army settlements - garrison anagram of sir organ

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    1. πŸ‘
      Probably 10dn is MD - Multiple Definition
      Abandons / things that fall in fall / goes away

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  2. A breeze today. Thank you, Incognito

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    1. Wasn't it too breezy? I am now sitting idle twidling my thumbs.

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    2. πŸ˜‚ Do some other CW. ( I have done ET as well)

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  3. 18dn Main road. Anagram of radio man

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  4. 1dn Revelation. Kinsman. relation ,half portion of veal. Ve

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  5. 23Ac. labelled. Boy. Lad. Beautiful girl. Belle

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  6. Breeze,it is! Enjoy and have fun.

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  7. 8A ZERO - nothing; clue number (8) two 0
    14A INSECT - six footer; mountaIN SECTor (T)
    2D CONVERSE - talk; against (CON), poetry (VERSE)
    3D EGESTS - exports; for example (EG), defective (SETS)*
    4D JOHN - toilet; (J)uliet, (N)aira around (O)ld, (H)otel

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    1. πŸ‘
      Actually two anagram indicators are given in the clue - away and preparation.
      So {run*}{ale*}

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    2. Check: Each and every word in the clue has to be accounted for in the solution

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  11. Please stop with 5 as per Col.'s instructions at the top.

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    1. Why my answers are removed? I have posted only 4.

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  12. Aside: NYT STRANDS is an innovative online word game that has two things in common with Crossword Puzzles -
    Anagrams and Theme. Try and you will be hooked to it!

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  14. 21 A - Yummiest (most tasty), Y from PastrY (finally) + tummies
    27A - Stratagems (plans) - StreeT RAT (animal) + AGEMS (Games)
    19A - En Bloc (Collectively) - anagram obtained after removing RIVETS from CONVERTIBLES
    5D - Stockier (More Stout) - Anag of Sticker + O (centre of jOB)
    20D - Leeway (room for manoeuvre) - (Bruce) Lee + way (method)

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    1. πŸ‘
      21a - Anagram not indicated
      5d - Container to be indicated

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  15. Replies
    1. PET - favorite, ER - queen, PETER - Saint - Definition

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  16. Replacement
    7d KNEE - joint
    {skeleton - lost}*

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  17. I hear everyone wishing Col. more safaris so they can enjoy more 'Fridays'!!
    Col., Hope you had a good outing and had a great time.

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  18. 9A: abandoned settlements? = ghost towns
    (Won’t goths)*+s(small)
    Crazy anagram indicator.
    Sathia

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    1. Since already done:
      14A: Six footer= insect
      MountaIN SECTor
      Sathia

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    2. The first answer today (albeit anagram was not indicated)

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    3. 14a also cracked at 8.56 πŸ™‚

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    4. πŸ˜€. OK! It will be nice to know what is left for regulars to solve.
      Sathia

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    5. 8A: nothing!= zero
      What one might see on top of its twin (8 made of o+o)in this clue number.
      Sathia

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    6. Looks like the above also already solved. I stop for todayπŸ‘πŸ»
      Sathia

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  19. 15d, cheating gamblers = card sharps
    Fishes = carps
    Hiding = container indicator
    Shard = fodder
    { CAR (DSHAR)* PS}

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  20. To be solved
    18A, 26A, 28A, 6D, 13D, 17D, 22D, 24D and 25D

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  21. Deleted Krishna's comments by mistake. The previous 5 were by Kishan and not Krishna

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    1. It happens. Thanks for the acceptance that it was done by oversight.

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    2. Please post 5 again from the list I have mentioned at 13:01 above

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  22. 28A . Asps (pass)* snakes =asps

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  23. 24D . acts (ancestors - Norse = acst) not is deletion indicator (acst)* = acts,roamed around = anagram indicator. Pretends = acts

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  24. 22D. mousse (some US)* dessert=mousse , concoction = anagram indicator

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  25. 17d PECULIAR = Odd
    P = Softly + anagram of auricle
    Twisted = Anind

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  26. 22d
    Dessert=mousse
    (Some+ US)*=Mousse
    Concoction is anagram indicator

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  27. Happy anniversary Col & Gita ma'am !
    Happy anniversary Kishore & Gita ma'am !

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  28. Wow!! That is a special Double Anniversary !!
    Thank you LV for mentioning it here.

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  29. 18A- Mark- Brand- Mar K.
    Spoil= Mar & King is K

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  30. 26A- Unreal- (Unr)*(Eal)*
    Away & Preparation for the 2 anagrams- Run * Ale
    Def.- Artificial
    Took the liberty of posting 2 since it is already 6 pm.

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  31. Happy anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Deepak
    Happy anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Kishore

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  32. 19d do we need both discard and removed!

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  33. Took inspiration from Prasad & solved it cold. 14 mins.

    Happy Anniversary & many happy returns!
    Mr and Mrs. Colonel
    Mr and Mrs. Kishore.

    Thanx Kishore for a breeze on this sunny day!

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  34. From elsewhere

    Minerva's successive top marks (6)

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    1. ATHENA
      A + THEN (successive) + A
      A - top mark s.
      Not sure what's the containment indicator though.

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  35. Happy Anniversary to Shri. Col. & Shri.Kishore.

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