Tuesday, 29 March 2016

No 11662, Tuesday 29 Mar 2016, Incognito


ACROSS
8   Furniture I abandoned in capital (4) SOFA SOFiA
9   Get dry kiln rebuilt for Svlad Cjelli (4,6) DIRK GENTLY*
10 Grade top-grade perfume (6) ASCENT {A}{SCENT}
11 Cap distilled murky ale (8) YARMULKE*
12 Prohibit watering hole in charge becoming inhuman (8) BARBARIC {BAR}{BAR}{IC}
14 Seduce ET with nice cocktail (6) ENTICE {ET+NICE}*
16 Wild animal returned to stream (4) FLOW<=
17,18 Hurry and dance (5,1,3) SHAKE A LEG [DD]
19 A forbidding behind (6) ASTERN {A}{STERN}
21 State Banks are restructured (8) NEBRASKA*
23 Noble lady's drinking place on English ship (8) BARONESS {BAR}{ON}{E}{SS}
26 Magical baton possessed by artist's country (6) RWANDA {R{WAND}A}
27 Living around Santana's BMW? Enchanting! (10) BEWITCHING {WITCH} in {BEING}

28 Trip to the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar (4) TOUR {YO}{Ul...oR}

DOWN
1   Policemen study animal quarters (10) CONSTABLES {CON}{STABLES}
2   What Archer may do before and after a successful performance (4,1,3) TAKE A BOW [DD]
3   Edward returned Indian bread to newspaperman (6) EDITOR {ED}{ITOR<=}
4   Force resident in Kolar, Mysore (4) ARMY [T]
5   Possibly give rage? (8) AGGRIEVE* Semi &lit
6   Introduce Indian pipe (6) INDUCT {IN}{DUCT}
7   Anti-aircraft fire from Florida and Alaska (4) FLAK {FL}{AK}
13 Shackle top-notch naxalite chief behind church (5) CHAIN {CH}{A1}{Na...e}
15 Inspected and left a hotel (7,3) CHECKED OUT [DD]
17 A judgment may contain some words like this (8) SENTENCE [DD]
18 Herb's Amarnath transportation (8) AMARANTH*
20 Electronic chip containing rubbish can be arousing (6) EROTIC {E}{ROT}{IC}
22 Plant embargo's revised after losing of some money (6) BORAGE EmBARGO*
24 Birds found in Gravesend (4) AVES [T]
25 Float small whaler in Madras initially (4) SWIM Acrostic

GRID

15 comments:

  1. Nice, enjoyable and innovative as ever. Learned a few things and needed a bit of help for a few words, not sentences(!)
    I was running after a BMW car & Manuel santana, a tennis player for 27A, but ultimately found the bewitching word thanks to crossings- did not know much of Black Magic.
    Samosa? Taken for granted, thank you.

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  2. Finished in a jiffy. Enjoyable as ever. Thanks Incognito.

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  3. There seems to be an intrusive 'of' in 22d. ...

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    1. How did it get there in the first place? It does not seem to belong. Any typo somewhere along the line? But I did not notice it till I saw your note.

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  4. Nice samosas K! You are one among the very few, who keeps me in the game. Thank you.

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  5. A big TA Kishore for reminiscing DA's Dirk Gently. Remember having to read the first of the book series twice to get the time travel related information in order. Great writer.

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  6. Didn't have to sweat too much for samosas today! Thanks for an enjoyable fare, Incognito. :)

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  7. Samosas today! Thanks for a fresh and enjoyable CW!

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  8. Wow! What a bewitching BMW of Santana! Seems to be an extended version of Black Magic Woman...better than the original! Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Colonel for the link. :)

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  9. Celebration time for me! I could successfully post a comment here yesterday (after failing about a year ago) and solved today's CW pretty fast, in less than an hour, a record for me. I hardly needed any help. Normally I take 3 or 4 hours to solve and some times get stuck. Either the puzzle was too easy or it was a flash in the pan! Thank you Incognito!

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  10. Samosas today! Thanks for a fresh and enjoyable CW!

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  11. Cute xword today.. enjoyed the BMW reference.. very clevva :) Thanks for the samosas today Incognito..

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  12. Thanks, and good night, folks ...

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  13. Came to solve the puzzle late in the evening because of a trip to the holy city of Kashi(Varanasi/Benaras)...
    Was searching for a theme in this nicely crafted puzzle..didnt find any..

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  14. Easy peasy ,thanks Incognito

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