Times 27213 – TCC Heat 2: one of the three.

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I see 84 contestants attempted this and 33 got it correct. So, not a piece of cake. I got it right eventually, but not under exam room presssure.
I found this a game of two halves. The RHS went in reasonably smoothly, after a couple of minutes reading through and finding little by way of easy clues to get me going. 4a was my FOI. It didn’t then help that I had at first put in RUMINATE for 8d, before seeing the fishy mathematician at 16a.The LHS took longer, but in retrospect I can’t see why, there is nothing too nasty about it, I just wasn’t on song. Nowhere near a 20 minute romp which I’d have needed on the day.
Maybe because of the lack of on-song mood, verging on headache, I didn’t particularly enjoy this, but it is noteworthy for having a Yiddish word I actually knew, which is probably a first.

1 Deliberate snatching is bad treatment (6)
MISUSE – MUSE = deliberate, snatches IS inside.
4 Brilliant odds before racehorse runs (8)
SPARKLER – SP = odds, ARKLE was a racehorse of note, R = runs.
10 One who has it may quickly lose it (5,4)
SHORT FUSE – cryptic def.
11 Perhaps a sett … the setter’s material (5)
DENIM – DEN = perhaps a sett, which is a badger’s den; I’M = the setter’s.
12 General grounds for curtailment (3)
LEE – I think this is LEES = grounds, as in coffee for example, curtailed.
13 Lumières can’t broadcast without a place to show all their work? (11)
MULTISCREEN – Anagram of (LUMIERES C NT)*, the A you are told to omit.
14 The endless growth in snooker (6)
THWART – TH(E), WART = growth. I think snooker has a more specific definition than ‘thwart’.
16 Man responsible for distribution of toxin around centre of Salisbury (7)
POISSON – If you didn’t do any statistics or A Level maths, you could still get to the answer from word play I think. POISON = toxin, has S the middle of Salisbury, inserted. Poisson was a French chap who understood about statistical distributions, which I can just about remember learning about, and he also had a Series (or series of series?) named after him, which I never got to grips with.
19 A beastly mother keeping literary retrospective for gifted child (7)
MATILDA – A DAM = a beastly mother, holds on to LIT, then all reversed. Matilda is the title of a book by Roald Dahl about a gifted child.
20 Detective Gadget succeeded inside the CID, for example (6)
SENSOR – S inside SENOR. I am thinking, here SENOR = CID in so far as El Cid was a Spanish señor or Lord. Have I missed the plot?
22 One who introduces expert on Browning? (11)
TOASTMASTER – Cryptic DD, where a toast master would be good at making brown toast.
25 Attempt retiring (3)
26 One might see spider on this: howls out loud? (5)
BAIZE – BAIZE sounds like BAYS = howls; a reference to an elongated rest device used on a snooker table, which is of course baize covered.
27 Categorise works evading understanding, ultimately as such (9)
ESOTERICA – Anagram of (CATE ORISE)* where the G is omitted as instructed by “evading understandinG ultimately”. “As such” referring to the surface meaning.
28 Occasion that is wrapping up day (8)
EVENTIDE – Cryptic definition that took me ages to see, after lots of present-giving festivals had come and gone. EDIT there’s more to this, see parsing by our friend ejected from Bletchley, second comment below.
29 A carriage heading for Scottish cathedral city (6)
AMIENS – I had this quickly, as we pass by the city on the way to Calais often enough, but it could be tricky if you’re not hot on French geography. A, MIEN = carriage, S = heading for Scottish.

1 Might Mark blitz clues? (6)
MUSCLE – M, (CLUES)*. a simple clue I made difficult.
2 Singer’s second discussion about sound quality? (9)
STONECHAT – S = second, TONE CHAT = discussion about sound quality, if you like. Know your birds to succeed at crosswords.
3 She’s short with pot belly — that’s Mum! (5)
SHTUM – SH(E), TUM = pot belly. Keep shtum = be quiet, you shmuck.
5 Bent coppers splitting up, say (14)
PREDISPOSITION – Parsed after the event. DIS = coppers, splits PREPOSITION, of which UP is an example.
6 Censorship of the October Revolution? (9)
REDACTION – RED ACTION being a way to describe what went on in November 1917.
7 Move impetuously to sacrifice pawn and foil attack? (5)
LUNGE – PLUNGE = move impetuously, loses a P. LUNGE as in a fencing move with a foil.
8 Harry Truman taking on board current thinking (8)
RUMINANT – (TRUMAN)* takes an IN inside, IN being current. Thinking as a participle adjective, as in ‘the thinking man’.
9 Comprehensive school’s first XI linked up with a top forward (4,5,5)
FULL STEAM AHEAD – FULL = comprehensive, S = school’s first; TEAM = XI; A HEAD = a top.
15 Frequently outspoken on males: time for a quota (9)
ALLOTMENT – ALLOT sounds like A LOT = frequently; MEN for males; T for time.
17 Evergreen explorer cut down in front of Resolution (5,4)
SCOTS PINE – SCOTT the polar explorer chap loses his last S, then SPINE = resolution.
18 I am one member of nest maybe suited to parrots (8)
IMITABLE – I am = I’M I (= ONE) TABLE, as small tables can come in a nest where they all fit one on the other. Why do they call them Occasional Tables? We use ours all the time.
21 Major operation as Times each year put on finals of puzzles championships (6)
BYPASS – BY = Times, multiplied by; PA = each year, S S = end letters of puzzles championships. A timely reference in the surface.
23 Cast me in a film (5)
ANIME – (ME IN A)*. Anime is some sort of a Japanese cartoon genre I believe.
24 Discharge suspect concealing high explosive (5)
RHEUM – RUM = suspect, insert HE for the explosive stuff. The word RHEUM always makes me think of Peter Sellers as Clouseau asking for a rheum. That was great stuff. Toodle Pip!

67 comments on “Times 27213 – TCC Heat 2: one of the three.”

  1. I parsed LEE and SENSOR as you did, Pip. I was pleased to get as far as I did i.e. all the way bar one before resorting to aids, but my brain was hurting by the time I reached 27ac as my LOI and I gave up the ghost at that point.

    It was very satisfying to work out the unknown POISSON. I failed fully to parse IMITABLE and PREDISPOSITION but was confident of my answers. I still don’t see how ‘brilliant’ = SPARKLER as I would have expected SPARKLING.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 06:28 am (UTC)

    1. ‘brilliant’ can be a noun as well, specifically in the diamond sense, like ‘sparkler’.
  2. It seems ALLOTMENT doesn’t have 2 T’s and 1 L which sunk me for MATILDA as well, so a DNF in about 70 minutes.

    I parsed EVENTIDE as ‘Occasion’ = EVENT and ‘that is wrapping up day’= I(D)E, so it’s a bit &littish. I couldn’t parse SENSOR or LEE.

    I enjoyed this and was disappointed not to finish correctly. STONECHAT goes in as a new avian acquaintance and I loved the surface for SHTUM.

    My pick was ANIME, mainly because it reminded me of a film called “Porco Rosso” by Miyazaki. Magic stuff.

    Thanks to setter and blogger.

  3. I casually flung in FULL SPEED AHEAD (is this a US/UK difference?), fully intending to come back to it to see how it works, and fully forgetting to do so, making THWART & MATILDA ungettable for a long time. No idea what the hell MATILDA was doing, or TABLE (is a nested table a part of a nest?), and guessed that there was a horse named ARKLE. I was lucky that ‘spider’ appeared recently here. I marked 7d as COD, but I liked a bunch of these: SENOR, RUMINANT, BYPASS inter alia. I parsed EVENTIDE as Bletchley did.
    1. .. not so much a UK/US difference (both are reasonably common here) as an old/young difference perhaps .. anyone under 60 may never have seen a steam engine used
      1. Although David Farragut is credited with saying, at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” Of course, as is so often the case, whether he actually said this or not is not clear.
  4. I think current = IN here as opposed to I. Thanks Blogger and Setter. 20 mins but not exam conditions.
  5. From hazy memory (I know, it was only a month ago) this was the one I finished. The other two didn’t go quite so well.

    I guess it must have been a chewy one, as even having solved it on the day, it still took 15 minutes this morning.

  6. I posted the other day that it had come up more than once recently – this was clearly one of the occasions I had in mind. Apologies if that ended up as a spoiler.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 07:45 am (UTC)

  7. I got about 2/3 of the way through this today beforehand realising it was one of the puzzles I’d seen at the championships. On the day I only got about 2/3 of the way through it in total. I’m pleased to report I found it easier today.

    Wasn’t Poisson distribution discovered by Jesus?

        1. And there’s a gag that only works when written. And probably only with us crosswordy types too.
  8. Really liked some of the surface readings – 1dn and 21dn very apposite, 16ac topical. Found it tricky but finally got there in a bit over 26 minutes. SENSOR last in as a wild guess, no idea how it could possibly parse.If CID is senor then I’m a bit grumpy. POISSON very well-known but one of the last in, as not expecting mathematicians, even though excellently clued. He also has a ratio – how much something lengthens when you squeeze it.
  9. For anyone wanting to assess how they might have fared in the second prelim overall, whether they were in the first session (*waves at Tim*) or not taking part at all, the following might be useful:

    All correct within the hour would have been good enough for a top 25 finish and a free place next year.

    I snuck into the final in 12th place with a combined time of 46:30 or thereabouts so any quicker than that for all 3 puzzles would have been good enough to make the final.

  10. 50 mins of delight with yoghurt etc.
    A sparkler of a puzzle: good mix of interesting words, good mix of clue types, good jokes (Browning) and topical references. Brilliant stuff.
    The only blemish is the CID=Senor thing which was my LOI and took ages.
    Mostly I liked: Bypass and Poisson (COD).
    Thanks brilliant setter and Pip.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 08:58 am (UTC)

    1. Thank you for this week’s TLS which certainly provoked a smile. I took particular note of 20a and 6d.
  11. Enjoyed this, much helped by knowing the vocab and dear old Poisson. Also I think by doing it at home with coffee rather than under exam conditions. Respect, to anyone who did and got it all finished in the time.
    There seems to be a growing tendency recently for setters to play fast and loose with punctuation, capitalisation etc. Nobody would write “the CID” for El Cid, not even Charlton Heston. I don’t like to put constraints on setters, they have enough to put up with with Ximenes so I will grin and bear it; but I’m not very keen on it.
  12. 15:33. Tricky this, I thought: more so than any of the first prelim puzzles perhaps.
    A very good puzzle but CID for SENOR does seem a bit of a stretch and grounds and LEES are not the same thing at all.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 09:10 am (UTC)

  13. An hour and a half here, and simply grateful to have finished, no matter the time. All correct if not understood, though in retrospect I had at least heard of a Poisson distribution, so there was at least one I was being dense about.

    Things I didn’t know: STONECHAT (though my revision words include “wheatear”, which is a type of chat, so that helped); Arkle; lees; that MATILDA was a prodigy; anything about AMIENS, including that it has a cathedral.

    Thank you for the parsings, Pip! I especially needed 5d PREDISPOSITION explaining, as I was fixated on the coppers being the “p” at the beginning.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 09:30 am (UTC)

  14. The darkness would have deepened before I parsed SENSOR. ‘Senor, senor, can you tell me where we’re heading? …This place don’t make sense to me no more.’ 55 minutes, with LOI ANIME, unknown as a film. I liked PREDISPOSITION and SPARKLER, but COD to POISSON. As I sat through the MATILDA movie many times while my children were growing up, I developed the deepest sympathy for Miss Trunchbull. I found this tough. Thank you Pip and setter.
    1. or Armageddon…

      Seems like I’ve been down this way before.

      Edited at 2018-12-05 09:58 am (UTC)

  15. Have had a lean few days crossword-wise, so was pleased to do this, although certainly wouldn’t be able to handle the adrenalin overload under exam conditions, great respect to those who do. I really liked SENSOR, brought back one of the Sunday afternoon films of my childhood. Tomorrow, I will ride with you.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 09:57 am (UTC)

  16. Excellent all round puzzle only spoiled by two items.

    CID for El Cid is not to my liking

    Long standing readers will know from a previous blog that it was Poisson’s sister Avril who was the real female brains behind her brother

    Well blogged Pip and thank you setter

    1. Thanks to your memorable poisson D’Avril Jim (which had me properly fooled at the time) I got this right off the bat! Clever topical clue too.
  17. It was all going so well until a careless RUMINATE caused me all sorts of trouble. I had earlier considered POISSON but haven’t heard of him so rejected that and never did see SENSOR. The definition is neat but the CID for senor bit was a leap too far for my simple brain.
  18. ….and I honestly can’t remember if it was puzzle 1 or not.

    I’m pretty sure it wasn’t puzzle 3, because I recall leaving it, and returning to get the last three answers.


    BIFF POISSON which was a DNK

    LOI SENSOR (the other hold up was the the crossing of BYPASS and ESOTERICA)

    COD POISSON for its topicality, but also enjoyed SHORT FUSE

    TIME not noted, but average of around 15 minutes per puzzle.

    Pip : thanks for the (as ever) excellent blog, but the puzzle number in the heading should read 27,213 not 27,195.

    Phil Jordan

    1. I’m pretty certain this was puzzle 2 as I remember it being on the right hand side inside the paper. I think it would have put the wind up me had it been puzzle 1.
      1. I’m going with 2 as well, as I’m pretty sure it was the only one I actually finished.
    2. There was some pleasurably pointless discussion here the other day on the meaning of ‘biff’, and whilst there was some disagreement as to the involvement of checkers I think we would still all agree that if you don’t know a word you can’t bung it in from the definition!
  19. Thanks for the parsing on PREDISPOSITION and SENSOR Pip – I was trying to hew to exam conditions and there’s no way I’d have stopped to sort them out on the day. This included one or two abbreviations that it pays to commit to memory such as HE for explosive and SP (starting price) for odds, and also that kind of spider.

    I’d managed to forget the Dahl MATILDA (even though it was a successful Broadway show) in favour of Belloc’s little liar who shouted “fire fire”. Statues of Robert E. Lee (and removal of same) have become flashpoints around the Southern US. It looks as if I’ve been misusing SNOOKER in that context all these years. A very un-championship 23.31

    P.S. For those who have access, David Parfitt has a comment on CID on today’s Club Forum.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 11:19 am (UTC)

  20. I biffed them both on the day anyway so was blissfully unaware of any potential parsing controversies.

    Come to think of it I biffed them again today. Ho hum.

    1. Neither caused me much trouble. I thought as I put the answer in that lees and grounds aren’t the same but with L_E and ‘general’ there was little doubt about the answer.
  21. Typically tough, and topical, with the amusing 1 down that turned out to be no portent. I am told an ARRAY destroyed his chances.

    Thanks Pip and setter for very nice work.

  22. I would have crashed and burned on this one, since i completed in 31 minutes and 15 minutes each for the other two would have been unlikely.
    I breezed through the LHS and froze on the right. I did Statistics for A-level, so in theory POISSON should be a write in, but our teachers very rarely showed up and I still have nightmares about complete lack of preparation for the exams (I still got an A). I had a stab with POSTMAN: an &littish version of the clue with a distributor of toxin being a POTMAN (a bit harsh on alcohol, perhaps) and of course the centre of SaliSbury implanted. Neither Alexander Petrov nor Ruslan Boshirov seemed to fit (though they certainly did) in this cleverly themed clue. In the end I assumed a MAN is a species of french fish I haven’t heard of, which it might be. Somewhere.
    I struggled with the obvious anagram of A SETT in 11, of which there are an annoying number, but none of them were material to the setter: no gelling agent, for example, not the Sun, not concrete and on an on.
    No idea of what was happening in SENSOR, which seems common enough experience. If CID was misleadingly capitalised, shouldn’t it have been THE as well?
    PREDISPOSITION I parsed as copper P, plus re-dis-position which might, in one of those Uxbridge definitions, mean separation. Well, it might.
    I rather think this crossword in a daily effort would have been regarded as brilliant with time to solve and savour; as a competition piece it’s a demoralising B’stard. Thanks setter (I think) and brilliant work Pip.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 11:49 am (UTC)

    1. I would have thought that the point of capitalizing ‘Cid’ was to suggest, well, the CID (and ‘Cid’ would have suggested the Cid), whereas THE CID would have suggested, well, God knows what. When I did the puzzle, I thought this was a clever clue, once I got it; and I still don’t object to the capitalization. But the Cid=SENOR bothers me: it’s something like Beowulf=MISTER.
      1. I don’t disagree with your comment on THE CID: I was being rather perverse in my analysis. I might have objected to the incongruity of the Ñ in the final answer as well.
        Furthermore, surely El Cid, being a prince of the realm and other things noble, would have been anything but a Señor. I like your parallel with Mr Beowulf.
  23. 35 mins to unpick this; tricky. Sensor LOI without really understanding the parsing. Thanks for the blog pip.
  24. As a demonstration of how crosswords can be just as much a matter of taste as a piece of music or a book, I thought this was terrific, and enjoyed it all the way through (admittedly I was temporarily less enamoured of it at the end, when I was trawling the alphabet to get SENSOR, which finally became the last of several ultimately very satisfying penny-drop moments).

    Mind you, it’s also all about the environment, isn’t it…I can see how my feelings might have differed if I’d been presented with this on Finals Day, rather than at my kitchen table with a nice cup of tea.

    P.S. Today’s unlikely ear-worm: the theme from Inspector Gadget.

    1. You reminded me that I was going to say that I had no idea what Detective Gadget was about; N H bloody O.
  25. Yikes! That was hard work. 69:41 and I had to look up my NHO LOI ANIME in case it was AMINE. My FOI was SHY, apart from a biffed, LEE, which I wasn’t happy with, and which set the tone for the rest of it. STONECHAT and SHTUM then followed and the long hard slog was under way. I didn’t remember M. Poisson despite having done some Stats years ago, but did manage to construct him. The SCOT bit of 17d was my LOI after finally deducing SENOR from the CID. A bit tenuous I thought. Thanks setter and Pip.
  26. I find that exam conditions sharpen the mind. At a regional final in I think Birmingham in the good old days of Nokando sponsership, I completed a puzzle in the then allowed thirty minutes but when it appeared in the Times failed miserably. Please bring back the multi-centre format, it made part of a most enjoyable weekend.
    1. I like the London-centric format as it enables me to pretend I’m among an elite of solvers across the country (where in truth I’m well down in an elite of solvers in proximity to London) 😉
  27. I was delighted to scrape in just before the hour and then devastated to find I’d misspelt 26a. And not even a typo – I genuinely thought it was BEIZE. Oh well.

    Joint COD to 16a and 21d which I think are simply superlative examples of the setter’s art.

    Thanks Pip for the blog.

  28. It took a couple of visits to finish this one on the day. After the first pass I was missing SENSOR, POISSON, PREDISPOSITION and maybe one or two others. When I came back to it I knocked off everything but SENSOR and while I waited for light to dawn I checked all my answers across the three puzzles. I can’t recall how I got to the answer in the end. Possibly an alphabet trawl for the first letter or trying NSO in the word. Either way it did make me groan a bit.

    At the time I remember appreciating the Browning clue.

  29. Today I completed this in a record-breaking 4m 15s… however, it is the second time I’ve done it, as I was in this half of the draw. I just wanted to see how much I remembered.

    PREDISPOSITION took me some time on the day, although it was SPARKLER that gave me the most grief because I’d never heard of the horse and couldn’t figure out the definition. In the end it was the only plausible entry I could think of, so I bunged it in and threw up my hand.

    I thought this was a great puzzle, with POISSON my COD, although TOASTMASTER, ESOTERICA & EVENTIDE were also excellent. And I enjoyed the slyly self-referential 21d.

    Fortunately I’d misspelt BAIZE recently in the daily, so was able to correct myself on the day of the finals.

  30. Great puzzle I thought, with many flashes of wit…the joky reference to Mark Goodliffe, the Salisbury clue which made me laugh out loud then feel slightly ashamed at my callousness…
  31. with a mistyped LUMGE. I really enjoyed this – COD to TOASTMASTER and the &lit EVENTIDE. LOI SENSOR which I had to assume didn’t require any knowledge of the Inspector, hopefully anyway as I presume he was after my time. Ditto to the criticism of the clue – not cricket (or at least Spanish cricket)
  32. Tough but enjoyable. I hadn’t realized this was a TCC puzzle, and I am pleased to note that I am now 43% clever enough to come last, were I to enter. In other words, I finished in 46 minutes. My only gripe was with SENSOR which, like many of you, I saw no plausible way of parsing. Had I not agonized over that one, my time would have been a mere 45 minutes – much better.

    Incidentally, Pip, “schmuck” definitely has a C in it (well, two in fact), in common with many other derogatory sch- words from Yiddish such as schlemiel, schmozzle, schlamazel and schmutz. Or, indeed, scholar.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 05:24 pm (UTC)

    1. The standard transliteration, established by YIVO, uses sh not sch (shmuts, shlimazl); but of course that says nothing about English words borrowed from Yiddish.
  33. Had an early appointment today so did half of it over breakfast and only finished it now after tea. Aggregate time: 61 mins. The clueing was brilliant, I thought — well… apart from the CID. The surfaces — chess in 7d, Magoo in 1d, the championships in 21d, reflexive setter in 11a, reflexive cinematographers in 13a, witty cryptic of SHORT FUSE, tubby mummy in 3d, poetic distractor in 22a, et cetera — were just so good.
    I loved it.
    Loved the blog, too. Thanks.

  34. Crikey, this was tough. I did it in two bits, either side of walking the dog, and it took me at least an hour.

    I studied Corneille’s Le Cid at A Level and university, so 20 across went in with a shrug.

    I was just happy to finish without any errors.

    Chapeau to everyone who completed this in the Championship.


  35. Completed, but not fast enough for a competition, if ever I happened to be in the area for one. Say 30 minutes. Enjoyed the references inserted at 1D and 21D to amuse the contestants there. And I had no real problem seeing CID=senor, and didn’t mind it, really. Forgot POISSON, sorry jimbo, but I have never forgotten your April 1 send up, brilliant as it was. Regards.
  36. Could I just mention that Poisson dismissed the work of Evariste Galois as ‘incomprehensible’, and it took decades for Galois to be vindicated….
    1. I shudder to remember the Galois Theory lectures from my uni days… I’m with Poisson on this one.
  37. 1hr 14mins. I found this very tough but thought it was a top quality offering with lots to admire. I loved the Browning clue, that type of carriage in 29ac, 5dn, the evergreen explorer, and the suited to parrots 18dn. Dnk Monsieur Fish but wp was generous. FOI 25ac after what seemed like an age. LOI sensor, after what seemed like (and probably was) even more of an age. I had no problem with “the CID” cluing “senor”.
  38. Crashed and burned alongside Z8b8d8k. A few key answers that should have come quicker would have speeded up the rest. Not keen on CID but it did make for an entertaining surface. Paper solve and was thinking of typing in for the record and watching the clock tick by to the real time but decided I would probably only achieve a typo.
  39. 15min for me, so definitely harder than the 3 in the first heat, but still it yielded steadily. I thought those 3 were well constructed but this one was truly excellent – a really enjoyable puzzle.
  40. I thought ‘lumieres’ were photographers? What would they be doing in a multiscreen? And there is an unnecessary question-mark in 2d. The clue parses perfectly correctly without it, and all the question-mark does is imply some hidden doubt or meaning, where there is none. ‘Tum’ for ‘pot belly’? Not precise enough for me. Tum is merely an abbreviation of tummy, ‘potted’ or not. Mr Grumpy
  41. SENSOR was one of the four that I left unworked last night, and the answer I would probably have put in, as there are very few possibilities for the crossers, though I am afraid I would never have fathomed the cryptic clue. But I guess the misleadingly capitalized definition should have prepared one to see what was happening with CID.

    I’m not sure there isn’t more to the clue. “Cid” means something rather close to both Sir and Señor, as I find in Wikipedia:

    The word Cid originates from Arabic sidi or sayyid (سيد), an honorific title similar to English Sir (in the medieval, courtly sense).

    The commonly used title El Cantar de mio Cid means literally The Song of my Lord or The Poem of my Lord. As the original title of the poem is lost to history, this one was suggested by historian Ramón Menéndez Pidal. It is Old Spanish (old Castilian), adjusted to modern orthography. In modern Spanish the title might be rendered El Poema de mi Señor or El Poema de mi Jefe. The expression cantar (literally “to sing”) was used to mean a chant or a song. The word Cid (Çid in old Spanish orthography), was a derivation of the dialectal Arabic word سيد sîdi or sayyid, which means lord or master.

    IMITABLE was my guess, but as I didn’t know about nested tables, so I didn’t write it in, or I might’ve seen, eventually, BAIZE—if I hadn’t decided this morning to just put myself out of my misery and come here.

    Edited at 2018-12-05 11:21 pm (UTC)

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