Saturday, 30 April 2016

No 11689, Saturday 30 Apr 2016, Incognito


Across
1 Deliver an open handed blow and symbolically arrest (8) HANDCUFF {HAND}{CUFF}
5 Some Kaffir men ratify (6) AFFIRM (T)
10 Superannuate without right, and join up again (5) RETIE {RETIrE}
11 Vibrates seconds after hoofed animals lose weight and gain density (9) UNDULATES {UN(-g+D)ULATE}{S} Extra S as hoofed animals gives ungulates?
12 Bridge player reserves electronic reading materials (1-5) E-BOOKS {E}{BOOKS}
13 No “Ladies first” policy in this locker area (4,4) MENS ROOM (CD)
15 Golden Temple devotees kiss the top of the head and circumambulate (5) SIKHS {KISS+Head}*
17 Actors were graded and neutered (9) CASTRATED {CAST}{RATED}
19 Vintage or outmoded, depending upon point of view (3,6) OLD SCHOOL (E)
20 Ash held by personal assistant for a governor (5) PASHA {P{ASH}A}
21 The good man that Simon Templar is, as shown by his initials (3,5) THE SAINT {THE}{SAINT} Anno is correct?
23 See 1 Dn.
27 Decent pie can be made from this insect (9) CENTIPEDE CENTIPEDE anagrams to DECENT PIE
28 Homer's book that I laid around (5) ILIAD {I LAID}*
29 Gathered together // and lifted (6) RAISED (DD)
30,3 Facetiously shove one fleshy bit into another (6,2,5) TONGUE IN CHEEK {TONGUE}{IN}{CHEEK}

Down
1,23 Ac. Stud farm owner // commonly found in politics (5,6) HORSE TRADER (DD)
2 Well connected when the IP service was up (9) NETWORKED {NET}{WORKED}
3 See 30 Ac.
4 IV, but not intravenous (4) FOUR (E)
6 Celluloid piece tapes hallucinatory experience (9) FILMSTRIP {FILMS}{TRIP}
7 Short preamble about nitro compound (5) INTRO {NITRO*}
8 Church service about tapes, CDs etc led to mainstream communication (4,5) MASS MEDIA {MASS{{MEDIA}
9 Serve lady misbehaving badly (9) ADVERSELY {SERVE LADY}*
14 Recorded one about Dracula, for example and died (9) ACCOUNTED {AC{COUNT{E}{D}
15 Exhibits vehicle used for racing (6,3) SPORTS CAR {SPORTS}{CAR}
16 Entertain left winger who takes ecstasy instead of tea, I hear (9) SOCIALISE {SOCIALIS(-t(~tea)+E)}
18 Takes 15 for a spin, to check out, on impulse (4,5) TEST DRIVE {TEST}{DRIVE}
22 Nine went madly round the bend resulting in boredom (5) ENNUI {NINE*} around U
24 Repenting after having sounded the bell around lunchtime (5) RUING {RU{I}NG}
25 God and arch-criminal created radioactive gas (5) RADON {RA}{DON}
26 Nothing // contributed to the world of mathematics by India (4) ZERO (DD)

Reference list

Right=R, Seconds=S, Weight=G(Gram), Density=D, Bridge player=E, Personal assistant=PA
One=Ace, Died=D, Ecstasy=E, Bend=U, Lunchtime=I, God=Ra

Color/Font Scheme

Definition,Solution,Component letters,Anagram Indicator,C/C indicator,Reversal Indicator,Hidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicator,Deletion Indicator,Homophone Indicator,Movement Indicator,Positional Indicator,Substitution IndicatorLink/Connector

32 comments:

  1. Nice samosas K! Cake walk!

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  2. 27a i would not like to try that pie however decent it may be

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  3. While solving the CW today I felt like I was sitting in a 15D in a Formula 1 race

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    1. I must have set a new course record as well

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  4. I had to be careful while doing the CW today since I was going at breakneck speed! Luckily no crash and Champagne (in stead of samosas) Cheers!

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  5. 21a and 4d require further look ..

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    1. 21A 'The good man' is the definiton, with initials of Simon Templar being S&T or ST. Besdies the above Simon Templar is also the creator of the character 'The Saint'

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    2. Don't know how to classify 4D but I don't think we can call it an E

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    3. Whole clue is the def.

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    4. Leslie Charteris is the creator of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint."

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  6. Can it be classified as easy? It is just literally so. ST (initials) leading to The Saint.

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  7. Col: DEMITASSE : Remember I had sent you a snapshot of a demitasse in my possession? You couldn't reproduce it here .

    A demitasse means literally half a cup in German. When friends are offered a cup of coffee, they say: just half a cup. This is where we can offer them half a cup in a demitasse !

    Now in NAGOYA , ENJOYING THE TURNING OVER OF MY four months old GRANDSON- Ren- means : lotus in Japanese. The weather here is pretty chill, as opposed to the roiling heat we have ran away from in CBE !

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  8. 4d . 4 =IV=intravenous. Needs another look to see if it is a six.

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  9. Suresh@ 835. Bear Grylls wouldn't mind the ingredient in the pie.

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  10. To me it sounds straight out of 'Fear Factor'

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  11. The master punster churns out another entertaining puzzle in his inimitable style..loved it all the way

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  12. Four down is not a four? What does the third umpire say?

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    1. The third umpire confirms it is only a four and not six.

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  13. Hey! (for the fielding side) But is it after a relook?

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  14. Typical one from Incognito...as usual offering spicy samosas...no complaints...all have been well cooked! Thousand thanks to him :-)

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  15. But, centipede is not an insect.

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  16. I think 8D, 15D etc. are examples for CUs latest post. Car in sports car and media in mass media share same roots

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    1. Yes, they are. Most charades are, including the example POTASH given by the Colonel in this blog's left hand panel. As I commented there, I don't find anything wrong with it.

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  17. Express solving. Liked TONGUE IN CHEEK.

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  18. On a short vacation :) ...so a day late on this.. enjoyable one from incognito...no doubts much except one mentioned above already.. so will say thanks for a nice simple one :)

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