Friday, 9 December 2016

No 11873, Friday 09 Dec 2016, Incognito


Plenty of individuals seen today. Actors ruling the roost again?

ACROSS
1   GB's eggy bait decomposed (8) GIGABYTE*
5   Passes away with the Spanish inventor (6) DIESEL {DIES}{EL}
10 French lover uses protective covering without right (5) AMOUR ArMOUR
11 Act on Paul's mistake and get a fruit (9) CANTALOUP*
12 Saturn III's old ocean (6) TETHYS [DD]
13 Former African president’s country has a couple of tenors (8) KENYATTA {KENY{A}{TT}A}
15 Orlando's flower (5) BLOOM [DD]
17 Rushed, fired and rifled (9) RANSACKED {RAN}{SACKED}
19 Scotsman has birds and small animals (9) MONGOOSES {MON}{GOOSES}
20 Mathematician's base rule is wrongly stated (5) EULER {E}{RULE}*
21 Photograph show around old town (8) EXPOSURE {EXPOS{UR}E}
23 Tenders chests, without a bit of care (6) OFFERS cOFFERS
27 Revolutionary Parsee's subject of study (9) CHEMISTRY {CHE}{MISTRY}
28 Jewish person found in Arab bishopric (5) RABBI [T]
29 Town officials' female birds (6) REEVES [DD]
30 She/he has concocted a narcotic (8) HASHEESH*

DOWN
1   Allow American general (5) GRANT [DD]
2   Abandoned burg where spirits might be served? (5,4) GHOST TOWN [CD]
3   Fruit (half-African) seen online (5) BERRY {berBER}{RY}
4   Friar's food (4) TUCK [DD]
6   Notwithstanding that, a lawyer wants victory in this (2,3,4) IN ANY CASE [DD]
7   Thick drink (5) STOUT [DD]
8   Northern European army occupies Eagle, for instance (9) LAPLANDER {LA{PLA}NDER}
9   Trainee initially – becomes a type of doctor (9) INTERNIST {INTERN}{1ST}
14 Bow down for Saint on merit (9) PROSTRATE {PRO}{ST}{RATE}
15 One of the dodgems in the US has a fender in front of the vehicle (6,3) BUMPER CAR {BUMPER} {CAR}
16 He! Son, I'm on distilled illicit liquor (9) MOONSHINE*
18 Insect that may be like rebel (6,3) KILLER BEE*
22 American revolver part (5) PIECE [DD]
24 Conifer next to the endless inlet of sea (5) FIRTH {FIR}{THe}
25 He might strike while the iron is hot – with German in vacant stagecoach (5) SMITH {MIT} in {St...cH}
26 Setter's North American bird (4) MYNA {MY}{NA}


Thursday, 8 December 2016

No 11872, Thursday 08 Dec 2016, Incognito


ACROSS
8   Wish that man has small operation (4) HOPE {H{OP}E}
9   Princess's hot in Indian dress (5) DHOTI {D{HOT}I}
10 Kiss priest before commencement of Eucharist with Catholic king (4) PECK {Pr...t}{Eu...t}{C}{K}
11 American Depository Receipt has zero income tax – that is ingenious (6) ADROIT {ADR}{O}{IT}
12 – in relation to 1728 (4,4) CUBE ROOT Definition by example
13 Become Jerome Silberman and bemuse (8) BEWILDER {BE}{WILDER}
15 Curie's bizarre journey at sea (6) CRUISE*
17 Ox of large size found around the Line of Control (7) BULLOCK {BUL{LOC}K}
19 Second hand vehicle made with US cedar (4-3) USED-CAR*
22 Maiden danced to city with The Gates' Mansion (6) MEDINA*
24 Indian fires and irritates (8) INFLAMES {IN}{FLAMES}
26 Scrawl: "Crush blackberries after throwing away broken rake" (8) SCRIBBLE BLaCkBerRIES*
28 A couple of sailors make some sauce (6) TARTAR {TAR}{TAR}
30 Nude changed sides leaving package (4) BALE BA(-r+l)LE
31 Sloop goes around – goes around in circles (5) LOOPS*
32 Primarily contraption accommodating gorillas etc. (4) CAGE Acrostic &lit

DOWN
1   Cross river hiding gold in female's dress initially (4) FORD {Fe...e}{OR}{Dr..s}
2   Monument built by me using technique and Gulf money (8) MEMORIAL {ME}{MO}{RIAL}
3   Journalists with oomph prepared material for publication (6) EDITED {ED}{IT}{ED}
4   Study a scientific institution and worry (7) CONCERN {CON}{CERN}
5   Ask if NBC harmed whales (8) FINBACKS*
6   Copy royal copper and get immediate, intuitive insight (6) APERCU {APE}{R}{CU}
7   Sound return before foxtrot (4) ECHO E comes before F
14 Escape from duel rescheduled before start of Easter (5) ELUDE {DUEL}*{Ea...r}
16 Excuse slender substitute (5) SPARE [MD]
18 Priest enters empty chapel yard displaying bad temper (8) CRABBILY {Cha{RABBI}peL}{Y}
20 Transvestite ethnic group's hot rod contest (4,4) DRAG RACE {DRAG} {RACE}
21 Get rid of animal – it is used for browsing (7) FIREFOX {FIRE}{FOX}
23 Setter gets up for flowers (6) IRISES {I}{RISES}
25 Obsession of alien inhabiting marine creature (6) FETISH {F{ET}ISH}
27 Talk of French building without French water (4) CHAT CHATeau
29 Gargoyles have a mythical boat (4) ARGO [T]