Tuesday, 7 July 2015

No 11440, Tuesday 07 Jul 2015, Incognito



ACROSS
8   I left corn labyrinth (4) MAZE MAiZE
9   This author (Mary Pollock) might be let in by Don (4,6) ENID BLYTON {LET+IN+BY+DON}*
10 Saif returned before company's ruin (6) FIASCO {FIAS<=}{CO}
11 It is a type of table — made from fall foliage (4-4)  DROP-LEAF {DROP}-{LEAF}
12 No tirade follows senior policeman lacking knowledge (8) IGNORANT {IG}{NO}{RANT}
14 “Containerised tree is good for the French”, said endlessly (6) BONSAI {BON}{sAId} Correction - {BON}{SAId}
16 Outlandish wolf's bird (4) FOWL*
17 Grand improvised explosive device, in the beginning, has unknown composite (5) MIXED {M}{I{X}ED} 'in the beginning' is superfluous as IED is a recognised abvn
18 Nun's cap's made mostly from coir by female (4) COIF {COIr}{F}
19 I, in Germany, followed soldiers with Indian martial art technique (3,3) TAI CHI {TA}{I CH}{I}
21 Triumph over peak after some usual mistakes initially (8) SURMOUNT {Some}{Usual}{R}{MOUNT} Source of  R not clear. Seems to be an error as 'mistakes' has no role in the clue.
23 Oh-di-lay-ee-ay, di-lay-dee-oh, de-lay-ee,” sings he, “Howler around full moon day” (8) YODELLER {Y{O}{D}ELLER}
26 So, remove the air-conditioner! Truth remains truth! (6) VERITY VERacITY
27 Fiat's in intersection (10) INJUNCTION {IN}{JUNCTION}
28 Instrument has ring before open end, for starters (4) OBOE {O}{B}{O}{E}

DOWN
1   First bachelor, and then monarch takes aerated water to make sodium bicarbonate (6,4) BAKING SODA {BA}{KING} {SODA}
2   Tax on water body's store of sewage (8) CESSPOOL {CESS}{POOL}
3   It is a hat made of iron by artists after party (6) FEDORA {FE}{DO}{RA}
4   Equable mother-in-law and daughter (4) MILD {M-I-L}{D}
5   Taken in by sailors or engineer before commencement of dinner (8) ABSORBED {ABS}{OR}{BE}{Di...r}
6   Half of yellow matter found in half-minced matter is nerve insulation (6) MYELIN {M{YELlow}INced}
7   Considerably small quantity, like “Ito a Greek? (4) IOTA {I}{TO+A}* &lit
13 Reassessment of taxes in American state (5) TEXAS*
15 Outer space creature hovers over leaderless country leading to estrangement (10) ALIENATION {ALIEN}{nATION}
17 Spread oil in a mica construction to make some pottery (8) MAIOLICA {OIL}* in {A+MICA}*

Cartoon by Bhargav
18 Singer, perhaps, is friend of one royal lad (8) CHOIRBOY {CH}{O}{1}{R}{BOY} O for of? Source of CH was explained by Incognito in the comments yesterday.
20 What?! Spanish revolutionary went ahead and got a monetary instrument?! (6) CHEQUE {CHE}{QUE}
22 Old god's creeper's canyon (6) RAVINE {RA}{VINE}
24 Round 1: New King's pig's sound (4) OINK {O}{1}{N}{K}
25 Drops from the sky in Naraingarh (4) RAIN [T]

Reference list

Grand = M, Soldiers = TA(Territorial Army), Day = D, Ring = O, Artists = RA, Party = DO, Daughter = D, Sailor = AB, Engineer = BE, Of = O?, Royal = R, King = K

GRID

54 comments:

  1. Today's CW: top half was easy. Bottom half was hazy.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yodeller a la Kishore?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Apologies for the error in 21a. Will make up by playing this for you ... remembered due to CGB's toon

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2fzff_boney-m-malaika-live-video-collecti_music

    ReplyDelete
  4. Samosas for the second day! Nice one from Incognito. Had problem annotating 17 & 21Ac and 18Dn. Happy today also! :-)))

    ReplyDelete
  5. Switzerland is CH (CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA)
    Here, CH is clued in as German in 19 Ac

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is actually ICH (I in German)

      Delete
    2. This has been correctly annotated by the Colonel

      Delete
    3. I don't find any problem with the clue.

      Delete
  6. 19A anno is actually TA (ICH) I , and Ich is I in German

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Made infamous, no doubt, by the "Ich bin ein Berliner"

      Delete
  7. I did a Col today! - I mean cracking THC before 8.30 a.m. - Thanks K!

    ReplyDelete
  8. 14 “Containerised tree is good for the French”, said endlessly (6) BONSAI {BON}{sAId}
    I had it as {BON}SAId}

    ReplyDelete
  9. MALAIKA:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2qsy3d4ciM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks CGB. Enjoyed watching 'malaica' Arora style!!

      Delete
    2. She's half a Mallu-A1-ka !

      Delete
  10. Thank you K for the samosas. Made up for yesterday. Last to fall was 'choirboy'- had same doubt as Co;. Any help Kishore?
    Searching for Col.'s Fist in the intersection and finally found it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Pl. read 'fist' as 'fiat'.

    ReplyDelete
  12. O is from of as used in one o' clock, s/o son of, and Irish patronymic surnames

    ReplyDelete
  13. @Kishore, I see FIFTY FIFTY in the grid :)
    Congrats for your 50th ( should I say Golden ) CW :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, LV. As the Count of Monte Cristo might say, that is "Number One"

      Delete
    2. Oh Wow! Thanks LV.. I noticed only after you mentioned... Congratulations Kishore!

      Delete
    3. Thanks, Arvind! Now look for features No.2 and 3 ;)

      Delete
  14. Great find LV!
    K- "I am on 50,going on 100"...you ought to keep on.All the best.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Is 50-50 housed in MINE meaning my 50/50?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That MINE, mine friend, is unintended

      Delete
  16. Everyone including me seem to have missed the Pangram

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats Kishore on your fiftieth

    ReplyDelete
  18. “It's Incognito's fiftieth crossword " with Pangram :)
    No.2 & No.3 :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tubelight here! What's No.2 & No.3 please?

      Delete
    2. No 1 - Nina (Fifty Fifty)
      No 2 - Pangram
      No 3 - Clue Acrostic (It's Incognito's Fiftieth Crossword)

      Delete
    3. Thank you, Sir. Tubelight light working now! :)

      Delete
  19. LV you become another recepient of the "Eagle's eye" (Kazhugu paarvai) title...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Enjoyed today's crossword - as also all the comments! Thanks Kishore!

    ReplyDelete
  21. (Re)Joining in late! Congrats Kishore on your 50th.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Col.
    Thank you for the filled up grid. I was about to request for it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congratulations on the 50, Kishore!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Kishore: Thanks a million for that Malaika song ! It brought back a whole lot of good memories of Kenya for me !! who are the singers ? Not Boney M for sure? Asante Saana !!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Raju, I remember one version of it sung by The Safari Sound Band who became famous singing songs like Jambo, Jambo bwana, Habari Gani, Mzuri saana. And Nakupenda wewe.

      Thanks and goognight all

      Delete
    2. Pardon that should have been goodnight!

      Delete
  25. Congrats, Kishore on your milestone achievement! Here is the link to a lovely yodel song I loved:
    https://vimeo.com/48335996

    ReplyDelete