Wednesday, 18 November 2015

No 11552, Wednesday 18 Nov 2015, Incognito


ACROSS
7   This is what Aryabhata was probably paid for inventing this (4) ZERO [C&DD]
8   Horny animal, before dark, makes pre-nuptial celebration (4,5) STAG NIGHT {STAG} {NIGHT}
10 Add finishing touches to a North European language (6) POLISH [DD]
11 After half of an Italian PM's party, cry in a house (8) BUNGALOW {BUNGAbunga}{LOW}
12 Fix back tough fish (8) PILCHARD {PILC<=}{HARD}
14 This, in a restaurant, may be the person serving or the guest (6) WAITER [DD]
16 Mother takes bachelor to a South African city (7) MOMBASA {MOM}{BA}{SA}
18 Treasury, after loss of money, was relocated to the mouth of a river (7) ESTUARY TrEASURY*
21 A long distance between a pole and India for a trip (6) SAFARI {S}{A}{FAR}{I}
23 Checks policemen who dropped gold (8) INSPECTS INSPECTorS
25 Punch on the chin for defensive play in bridge (8) UPPERCUT [DD]
27 Setter's cross in Karnataka city (6) MYSORE {MY}{SORE}
29 Settle old scores as a result of herpes (4,5) COLD SORES*
30 Crosby's search engine (4) BING [DD]

DOWN
1   Indian chief given room after five went away and resettled (8) GERONIMO {GIvEN+ROOM}*
2   Antelope's hat? (4) TOPI [DD]
3   Street in Omaha’s rebuilt after gas leakage caused disease (6) ASTHMA {ST} in {oMAHA}*
4   Dance. Dance with a Greek character (7) LAMBADA {A+LAMBDA}*

5   X, Y or other unidentified things (8) UNKNOWNS [CD]
6   Hag has hidden a Hindi actor (4) AGHA [T]
9   Thomas carried the fifth letter for them (5) THOSE {THOS}{abcdE}
13 Snake has head support (5) COBRA {CO}{BRA}
15 After drop of temperature, unties packages and gets engaged (2,3) IN USE UNtIES*
17,20 Railway stations advise us to be wary of these porters (8,7) SUITCASE LIFTERS [DD]
19 Giving up the job and going to bed (8) RETIRING [DD]
22 Snake has chip for food (5) ASPIC {ASP}{IC}
24 Doctor has it on both sides — a snack (6) SAMOSA {SA}{MO}{SA} Where is our eye doctor?
26 Fishes found in discredited baskets (4) EELS crEELS
28 Cries after alumnus boards ship (4) SOBS {S{OB}S}

GRID

36 comments:

  1. Thank you Incognito for 24D and one of the most satisfying solving (after a long time?) and enjoyable CW starting from the famous Zero of Indian origin. A touch of humour is evident in many clues. I was looking for a Sa city for a long time until it dawned on me.

    I think Col. is the only one to have looked at Scintillator's late reply to some of our queries. Or others preferred not to comment!Pl. take a look.

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  2. Read South African in stead of 'Sa'.

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  3. Thank you Col. for the Bridge link.

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  4. Back to 24D days! An enjoyable offering. Thank you Incognito. :-)

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  5. Apologies for non cw related post. Col. please free to delete it, if you think it distracts from the purpose of this blog

    Today is the day to remember Rezang La. In case you do not know what it is about, please visit this blog post

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    1. A must read. Heart touching. Thank you Ramesh.

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  6. Thank you Ramesh for something interesting and educating.

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  7. got 7A and 24D today as I could not get 1D. Only 25A 29A 28D 15D for me.

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  8. We all miss our wonderful eye doctor and the originator of samosas

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  9. 24D Doctor has it on both sides — a snack (6) SAMOSA {SA}{MO}{SA} Where is our eye doctor?

    On behalf of everyone, paging Dr Gayathri...

    Stilll busy with scriptwriting, besides 'waterfall' removals? :)

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    1. Nice one Richard. We have been missing you too- but not that long.

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    2. When there was an ad in the paper congratulating her on her getting FRCP, I called her on the contact no. given and managed to reach her. She was glad to have remembered and visited this blog for brief comment on that day. She must be busy with her work.

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    3. Thanks, Paddy. I may not comment here very often. But I do have a peak almost every day, mostly late in the evening. Don't want to miss the fun.

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    4. Richard, I took a peek in here and noticed that your "peak" is showing;-)

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    5. Pardon my 'sleep' which showed.

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    6. We are missing a lot of f(P)un.

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    7. Thank heavens, you did not mean to type "I went to the greengrocers to take a leek"

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  10. 4d Is an indirect anagram?

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  11. 13Dn : Anno : (co)(bra)

    'CO' for please? Is it 'head' for 'chief officer'...CO ?

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    1. I took it as Commanding Officer(CO)=Head

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    2. Commanding Officer looks a better 'Head' ! Thanks Ramesh :)

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  12. Two heads are better than one!

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    1. Especially when using a coin for a toss

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    2. Heads I win... heads I win.

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    3. PADDY: HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE

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    4. Didn't you notice the two heads above?

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  13. Thank you Incognito.. after yesterdays xword glad to have this nice one :) Bunga Bunga - google heped me with that and topi too :) but otherwise going was nice ..

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    1. The said host may not like guests at the bunga bunga to wear topis ...

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  14. Lost 24D because of THOSE BUNGALOW (S) :((

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  15. Thanks and good night, folks. Tomorrow is another day...

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