Saturday, 1 April 2017

No 11970, Saturday 1 Apr 2017, Incognito

ACROSS

1   O utstanding old movies, for example, show Catholic girl with Indian Civil Service leaders (8) CLASSICS {C}{LASS}{Indian}{Civil}{Service}
5   N asty UN mail for old boys (6) ALUMNI {UN+MAIL}*
10 L anguage used in Ealing outskirts (5) LINGO (T)
11 Y ou may use this to scour and, I hear, purloin animal fibre (5,4) STEEL WOOL {~STEAL WOOL}
12 F arm implement 4 reassembled in front of that man (6) SCYTHE {CYST*}{HE}

13 O rdered, "Tie it, gal. For Sue" (8) LITIGATE {TIE+IT+GAL}*
15 O verride and reconstruct ulna around the end of the olecranon (5) ANNUL {ULNA}* around {olecranoN}
17 eader turns tide, with love and money in the Gulf (9) EDITORIAL {TIDE}*{O}{RIAL}
19 hip, say, Melba toast prepared without using lard, for starters (9) STEAMBOAT {MELBA+TOAST-Lard}*
20 hronologically coordinate on-air transgression by China (5) SYNCH {~SIN}{CH}
21 n item of food contains bromine — makes brainy (8) CEREBRAL {CERE{BR}AL}
23 ote: Femur's fractured around this ligament (6) FRENUM {N+FEMUR}*
27 tar-burst followed by a Mongol ruler to Xacitarxan (9) ASTRAKHAN {STAR}*{A}{KHAN}

28 aper printed every day ... sick lady uses some ink (5) DAILY {LADY+Ink}*
29 rganise haphazardly without option for reducing difficulties (6) EASING {orGANISE}*
30 averns store a tankard primarily for some titled persons (8) BARONETS {BAR{ONE Tankards}S}

DOWN

1   hroat, nose and lung problems military officer presented before surgeon (5) COLDS {COL}{DS}
2   ammered can. Anyone displays irritation? (9) ANNOYANCE {CAN+ANYONE}*
3   ndolence of an animal found in Oslo thickets (5) SLOTH (MD/T)
4   ac contains yellow slimy tick, for starters (4) CYST (Acrostic)
6   rilled chicken preparations made by Fathers carrying money for auditor (9) LOLLIPOPS {~LOLLY}{POPS}

7   eady money can be obtained from Mongolia after selling gin cocktail (5) MOOLA {MONGOLIA-{GIN*}}
8   ndisposition of bad li'l student hiding in grassland (3,6) ILL HEALTH {LI'L}* {HEA{L}TH}
9   omestic violence, for example, is an issue taken up by these people organising sit-ins after lady gives up drink (9) FEMINISTS {FEMale}{SIT-INS}*
14 tone cap is destroyed around primarily historic monuments (9) CENOTAPHS {STONE+CAPS}* around {Historic}
15 ate donkey and hybrid coati with a bit of enthusiasm (9) ASSOCIATE {ASS}{COATI}*{Enthusiasm}
16 xcited, Chamberlain shoved out Chinese idiot (9) LAMEBRAIN {chAMBERLAIN}*
18 ome sort of thruster made by genii having neon compound (3,6) ION ENGINE {GENII+NEON}*
22 orrows of old hurt badly and start to sadden (5)  RUTHS {HURT}*{Sadden}
24 A wireless set found in Conrad, Iowa (5) RADIO (T)
25 reat South Americans worked out astronomical year without erroneous correlation (5) MAYAS {ASTONOMICAL+YEAR-{CORRELATION*}}*
26 ast Anglian king's twelve pies (4) ANNA (DD)

Catholic=C, That man=He, Love=O, China=Ch, Bromine=Br, Note=N, Option=Or, A=One
Military Officer=Col, Surgeon=DS, Student=L(Learner)

Color/Font Scheme

DefinitionSolutionComponent lettersEmbedded links, Anagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone IndicatorMovement IndicatorPositional IndicatorSubstitution, IndicatorLink/Connector, Extraneous

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57 comments:

  1. I didn't spot it, so I am quite in the clear and I remain,
    as ever,
    Yours truly,
    Rishi

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    1. Not A Cult appears on the right, was that intended or unintended?

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  2. In 17a, turns was intended to be a reversal indicator

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    1. Some indicators may be taken as rev ind or anag ind. If you intended it as rev ind, so be it but the solver can take it as anag ind.

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    2. Wholly agree. I did not say the solver or blogger was incorrect

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    3. I didn't say you said the blogger was incorrect, did I?

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  3. Thank you, Incognito, for an easy walk in the park!

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  4. Our setter today did not give scribbling space in the print edition.

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    1. No benevolent advertiser too contributed adjacent space

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  5. At the initial stages of setting our setter had RINGO at 24dn and NANNY at 28ac. While examining the gridfills, he discovered an unintended second vertical columnal Nina and changed it to the present intended one.

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  6. Loved the clues Incognito :-) just that i can't see the nina(s).

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  7. I think one more discovery is to be made.

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    1. Present discovery is yet to be fully discovered

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    2. And I guess there must be countless of them today! Ha, ha, ha.

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    3. There is a short story by Wodehouse called The Song of Songs

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  8. What faculties must a solver have to find Ninas in a grid?

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    1. You mean other than insider information 😀

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  9. Usually Saturdays have fewer visitors/comment writers and today is no exception. All the above Comments are by fewer-than-half-a-dozen visitors.

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  10. Only fools can spot this nina !

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  11. @Incognito I cannot read English :D

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    1. Nina is a Telugu word for father when said with a particular accent

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    2. It is good that at least you can write/type in it as done above

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  12. An associated, but different puzzle, is available at
    http://www.1across.org/2017/04/01/the-autograph/

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    1. Shall try the word of Oracle over the weekend

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  13. Incognito at his simplest best . MOOLA(H) isnt'it with an H ? Or was it lent to SYNCH ? Synch - the wordplay is excellent.

    LAMEBRAIN is a new word for a dunderhead ! All fool's day ?

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  14. Both Moola and Synch are in Chambers, though the spellings given by you are better known

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    1. I agree. Whats an aitch to itch about?
      I had liked the wordplay of Synch. I mentioned the H because Moola was wanting it and Synch could lend a Heave ho !

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  15. Missed all the fun- joining in late. Thank you Kishore for the nice CW and nicer Nina ( not naina- father) Escaped being a fool- not that I had a chance. I never get the Ninas. So no problem.

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    1. Thanks, Paddy. There's something more than a Nina. Maybe you will spot it

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  16. Oh! You have several aces up your sleeve. Let me try.

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  17. Kishore,
    A small point- One anna contains 12 pice & not pies. What with East Anglican king etc., I was thinking about apple pies and not rupees, annas, pice. But the crossings led me to anna.

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    1. A pie (abbreviated as Ps) was a unit of currency in India, Burma and Pakistan until 1947. It was the smallest currency unit, equal to 1/3 of a paisa, 1/12 of an anna or 1/192 of a rupee. During the mid-nineteenth century, one pie was worth 12 cowry. Pice was equal to 1/4 anna or 3 pies.

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    2. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSu06erYkVi1xThzMNUVdSRZ6kGCEeHqN8okslTdSBeTOZzn-bzKA

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    3. Please compare with following
      https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRbQjyrsRiba_RiLkyq8jiZcHYupruhyIIl-kSPloy_3E-lWyEGndLX7eZYtw

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  18. An anna was a currency unit that was equal to 1/16 of a rupee. It was subdivided into 4 paisa or 12 pies (thus there were 64 paise in a rupee and 192 pies).

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    1. Yes, 16 annas to a rupee and 12 pice to every anna, making it 192 pice to a rupee, thus making the calculations really bothersome in these metric days. But people were still trying to stick to this when the 100 Naya Paise to a rupee was introduced and getting complicated 6-1/4 NP to an anna & 12-1/2 to 2 annas- equations! Lots of arguments at every purchase. We had square 1/2 anna & 2 anna coins and a quarter anna coin with a hole in the middle. Imagine people were able to buy things with them.

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  19. Paddy, Enjoy your starters and be guided by the leaders

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  20. Enjoyed the starters! Thank you.
    Now, Am I an April Fool or am I not? That is the question.

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    1. Two negatives make a positive, Sir. So your sanity is certified by a person of dubious sanity, to wit, yours truly

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  21. Much obliged. Thanks for the certification.

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  22. Could come to this All Fools Day Special only in the evening..didnt spot the Nina..nicely hidden..
    As usual the X-factor in the puzzle makes it a treat to solve & comment upon..Thanks Incognito

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    1. There's more to be discovered

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    2. Ur FB comment gave it away!Awesome!

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  23. Kishore says there is something more hidden than the Nina and he gave me a clue as well. Go ahead.

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  24. Time to wish a good night to all. For those who got the other feature but were hesitant to disclose it or those who did not discover it, there is a clue acrostic in line with the Nina as shown in the blog now

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