Thursday, 30 April 2015

No 11382, Thursday 30 Apr 2015, Incognito


ACROSS
8   Useless plant placed back in jade ewer (4) WEED [T<=]
9   Smitten by balls thrown in wrong order (6,4) BOWLED OVER [CD] Why wrong order? See comments
10 Puzzle: UK and US return and capture Dominican Republic (6) SUDOKU {SU<=}{DO}{KU<=]
11 Pate tray sent around at Bostonian event (3,5) TEA PARTY*
12 Left editor on a London road (8) STRANDED {STRAND}{ED}
14 Japanese martial art where top child got nothing (6) AIKIDO {A1}{KID}{O}
16 Chap to desire endlessly (4) COVE COVEt
17 Even persons without a vehicle may have this type of tyre (5) SPARE [DD]
18 Boast about British newspaper (4) BRAG {B}{RAG}
19 So, Mike agitated for circumpolar people? (6) ESKIMO*
21 Entire satellite view shows only around half of it, surprisingly (4,4) FULL MOON {FULL} {MOON} Semi&lit
23 Sort each type of pirate accessory (3-5) EYE-PATCH*
26 Yarn made from useless mouse whiskers (6) MOHAIR {MOuse}{HAIR}
27 Claim Akbar constructed a police car (5,5) BLACK MARIA*
28 Daily, setter gets out of rocker, for example (4) CHAR CHAiR

DOWN
1   What Sherlock Holmes makes to reduce his tax liability? (10) DEDUCTIONS [C&DD]
2   Advise lawyer (8) ADVOCATE [DD]
3   Illogical that sailor speaks Urdu rather decently at first (6) ABSURD {AB}{Sp...s}{Urdu}{Ra...r}{De...y}
4   Tows back a mugger (4) SWOT [<=]
5   18 or 21, maybe, when you start to drive or drink (5,3) LEGAL AGE [E]
6   Hairstyle of some Indians (6) MOHAWK [DD]
7   Ten pushed out knight from tent and got a message (4) TEXT TE(-n+x)XT
13 Midget found in forward war-field (5) DWARF [T]
15 Satanic and continues to be so even after criminal leaves (10) DRACONICAL {DRACONIC}{AL} (Correction - DIABOLICAL {DIABOLIC}{AL} - See comments)
17 What the theatre clocks do at matinee, perhaps? (8) SHOWTIME {SHOW}{TIME}
18 What you might expect from a proctologist is an unrealisable payment in America (3,5) BUM CHECK [DD]
20 Shrimp actually concealed the effect of collision (6) IMPACT [T]
22 Monks consume first meal in Scottish festival (6) LAMMAS {LAM(Meal)AS}
24 Scared? Shout out and scream! (4) YELL [DD] (Addendum - YELLow - See comments)
25 Musical instrument found at African cape (4) HORN [DD] Incognito's got his Geopgraphy wrong. It should have been American cape. The African one is 'Hope'. See comments

GRID

41 comments:

  1. I had 15d as diabolical

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  2. 9 Smitten by balls thrown in wrong order (6,4) BOWLED OVER [CD] Why wrong order?

    Balls = Over,<=> Thrown = Bowled

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    1. Actually it should be CHUCKED OVER ;-)

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  3. I had 15d as DIabolic(al) too

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  4. Samosa day today :-) Enjoyable puzzle Incognito!!

    I got 15d as Diabolical...

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  5. Missed 'samosas' by a whisker! BUM CHECK was the spoilsport!! Enjoyed though. Thanks Incognito. :)

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  6. 24 Scared? Shout out and scream! (4) YELL [DD]

    YELL(-ow)

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  7. At the Dentists, will edit main post after I get back.

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  8. The Horn of Africa is to the north-east of the continent and jets out into the Arabian Sea,

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    1. Is correcT. Theatre of recent action at near Yemen, includes Djiboti, etc. Initially thought I had goofed up and referred my db and found that I had indeed referred to the lesser known cape.

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  9. Kishore@ 9.22-
    I think Cape Horn is the southern most tip of South America and not South Africa. It is Cape of Good Hope in SA.

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    1. Ref is not to South Africa, but just Africa. The Horn of Africa is a cape in Africa

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    2. Is the 'Horn of Africa' referred to in this case a 'Cape' or a 'Peninsula' ?

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    3. Strictly, a peninsula. It ends in a cape

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  10. I had 'Diabolic', but missed the 'Bad check' (not bad, I told myself) & hence the full moon.

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  11. Smiled at the spare tyre and the 'useless mouse'. Enjoyable.

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  12. I was wondering when I saw the photo for Mohawk- if I am looking at an American Indian or an Indian cricketer!

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  13. A fleeting thought passed my head. Is mohair a solution for no hair?

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    1. You are, not doubt, the best person to try it...

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    2. Thank God! I didn't raise that doubt!!

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    3. But Kishore. Where do we get mohair to try on?

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    4. .... from useless mouse whiskers. Please catch a few mouses and you will have mice, have some more spouses and you will have spice.

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  14. Lost samosas because of Bum check and mohair:-(((. Yet happy to have solved the rest.

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  15. O/T : One of the clues in The Guardian Quiptic CW has this :
    1 Drivers tucked into fresh motel porridge (7) OATMEAL {O(A)TME(A)L}*
    Am not getting how AA is/are for 'drivers'. Seek help pl.

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  16. AA stands for Automobile Association. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Automobile_Association

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  17. (Bum) check&mohair failed me. Also I had harp for25. Anyhow nice and enjoyable cw.Simply smitten and bowled over by 9a.& 17d.wonderful wordplay. Relished to the core.Thanks Incog.

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  18. Breeze ... And in short time too. Thanks Incognito :)

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  19. 18 and 21 in 5d were meant to mislead to those clue numbers, but obviously did not. Thanks for solving, folks.

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  20. Well, it (5Dn) did mislead me! I spent some time looking at the solutions of 18 & 21 to link with 5Dn. Later woke up in time with the help of other crossings to get LEGAL AGE!

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  21. Checking in late:

    Re visits to dentists: Read this one many years ago.

    Epitaph: Here lies a dedicated dentist, filling the last cavity.

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    1. I remember Anjaly Doney Verghese's malayalam cd clue for dentist :-D

      Vay nokki (7)

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    2. That's a good one, Richard!

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