Thursday, 2 March 2017

No 11944, Thursday 02 Mar 2017, Incognito


What's the Vietnam connection I wonder?

ACROSS
1   PS: Amino acid is synthesized for alcoholic (11) DIPSOMANIAC*
9   Game non-drinker's in the toilet (5) LOTTO {LO{TT}O}
10 Reveal Ali can make a necklace pendant (9) LAVALIERE*
11 Western miner's hope to get gold (10) PROSPECTOR {PROSPECT}{OR}
12 After morning, doctor gets cartridges, for example (4) AMMO {AM}{MO}
13 Platforms where people orate, for starters, and reject help (5) PODIA {Pe...e}{Or..e}{AID<=}
15 In Indo-China, National Liberation Front's badly coveting VC (8) VIETCONG* Why the definition on both sides?
17 Devious secret agents give away flying Gnat for 2 1/2 asses in Rome (8) SESTERCE {SECRET+agEntS}*
19 Angry setter holds rodent with energy (5) IRATE {I}{RAT}{E}
22 Intoxicated gent left nitrogen compound in club (4) IRON {NItROgen}*
23 Ancient Indian writing — it can be sent to a publisher (10) MANUSCRIPT {MANU}{SCRIPT}
26 Packed away more than required ... finished and brewed tea before dash, perhaps (9) OVEREATEN {OVER}{TEA*}{EN}
27 Cove’s intel is bad (5) INLET*
28 Hitcher's gal rummaged for some bright illumination (11) SEARCHLIGHT*

DOWN
1   A Morse sound to represent "same as above" (5) DITTO {DIT}{TO}
2   Salt the sap mixed to make soup, in Vietnam, for starters (9) PHOSPHATE {PHO}{THE+SAP}*
3   Wrongly cool carbon and potassium as reckoned by a time machine (6) O'CLOCK {COOL+C}*{K}
4   Criminal carries chopped olive in sacs (7) ALVEOLI {AL}{OLIVE}*
5   Free to re-assemble slide rule sans nonsensical rules (4) IDLE {sLIDE rule}*
6   Cram folded dosa with a bit of egg and get a refreshing drink (5,4) CREAM SODA {CR{Egg}AM} {DOSA}*
7   Students rise and make mistake (4,2) SLIP UP <=
8   Naughty gnome ate king's flower (6) MEKONG {ME{K}ONG*}
14 Finds that storage devices contain 6 balls (9) DISCOVERS {DISC{OVER}S}
16 Fool takes cold asafoetida for involuntary jerking (9) TWITCHING {TWIT}{C}{HING}
17 Song composed about top class city (6) SAIGON {S{A1}GON*}
18 Messy Vietnamese congee has a tailless arachnid (7) CHAOTIC {CHAO}{TICk}
20 European country's landed property (6) ESTATE {E}{STATE}
21 Let nun construct an underground passage (6) TUNNEL*
24 Little bit of land surrounded by the sea is tenanted (5) ISLET {IS}{LET}
25 Big game’s rescheduled (4) MEGA*


41 comments:

  1. For IRATE I see a WP other than the usual ones. Whether 'hold' can be used this way as an addition in the charade or whether it can only be a c/c ind, we will let strict grammarians of cruciverbalists to ponder/bother about.

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    1. When I hold an umbrella, I don't do a sword-swallowing act with it ;)

      Though I have seen people 'having' hot dogs.... in their laps...

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    2. Hot dogs may become cool when sitting on their laps!

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    3. Hot Cocoa never cools... always hot...

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    4. Hot cocoa is good for health.

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    5. I am sure the Colonel will agree, though he might fault you for noncapitalisation of the c

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    6. Cocoa anytime is good for health

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    7. Capitalisation or non capitalisation is part of CW folklore.

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  2. Started out getting drunk only to be sobered down immediately.

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  3. 15 a an attempt at anagram + 2 definitions

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  4. Why Vietnam? A friend visit that country recently. Another friend living there announced her wedding plans ...

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    1. Nope, but the bride's parents too share our wedding anniversary

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  5. Seems to be the season for unusual words. LAVALIERE & SESTERCE. Infectious contact with ARDEN?

    All others are the usual fare expected. Thanks , Kishore. Also see my comments in yesterday's blog .

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    1. Please see my responses too

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    2. For the benefit of those who missed yesterday's late exchanges-
      Incognito gets cognition!

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  6. Thanks for a peek at Roman coinage. Interesting. Thank you Col. for the link.

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    1. People familiar with Asterix would have come across another spelling of this word

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    2. I did read a few (thanks to my grandson), but do not remember coming across this.

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  7. Is he a Vietnam war veteran?
    Enjoyed many anagrams.

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    1. Whom are you referring to? I always wanted to visit the Cu Chi tunnels, but I won't fit in. (Though I understand they have widened some parts to accommodate wide bodied tourists

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    2. Still no thoughts of reducing to get into the tunnels?

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    3. The petite size of the south east Asians can be achieved by me only through reincarnation

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    4. Which per se necessitates my rendering a forceful attack on a conical frustum shaped container using my lower extremity

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    5. Needed to refer to dic. You mean half a Kishore?
      BTW, my daughter with family visited them on holiday last year. God knows how many Americans died in them during the war.

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  8. Thanks Incognito for a nice puzzle..

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  9. See the Site Meter counter at the bottom left of the page. This one is more reliable than the counter on top as it does not take each refresh as a visit

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    1. Don't why it's showing a different figure here. When I log in it shows only 999,980

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    2. Not able to see both meters/counters. Advance congratulations on an imminent million. It's a notable milestone

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  10. CROSSED A MILLION!!
    Congratulations Col.!
    May the get a million more soon.

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    1. Congratulations, Colonel! May there be millions more

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  11. Congrats Colonel on crossing million mark.

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  12. Wow!Congrats Colonel!Which shows the popularity of the blog.

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  13. Just read yesterday's Cognition-Incognito discovery by Raju.

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  14. Congrats Colonel Sir on crossing a milestone figure of one million hits!

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  15. Total Visitors:1005612!Great!

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  16. Thanks, everyone, for solving. Good night.

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  17. Congrats, Col, for our blog having crossed a million hits an more. I appreciate the perseverance of you and the other bloggers in keeping the blog lively and enlightening. Here's wishing many more millions in the shortest possible time ! May our family grow and become a clan and a tribe and a community and a nation ! Internet has made this international too !! The world is our oyster. Vasudeva Kutumbakam !!

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