Wednesday, 7 September 2016

No 11796, Wednesday 07 Sep 2016, Incognito


At the Boxing ring after the Olympics



ACROSS
8   Family girl becomes head of state (4) KING {KIN}{G}
9   Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em — not this one (5) OTHER [T]
10 The Simpsons release the sons to demons (4) IMPS sIMPSons
11 Fire a mad gent having one ... (6) IGNITE {1}{GN{1}TE}
12 ... “fur crate restoration break” (8) FRACTURE*
13 Earl revs badly resulting in failure or setback (8) REVERSAL*
15 Formally dress English royal with honour (6) ENROBE {EN}{R}{OBE}
17 Have some policemen heading secret service (7) POSSESS {POSSE}{SS}
19 Spoilt tea (3,4) ATE AWAY [RA]
22 Close down to tighten clockwork spring (4,2) WIND UP [DD]
24 Royal heir has rhea and duck preparation (8) ARCHDUKE*
26 Conceals old boy's remedies (8) OBSCURES {OB'S}{CURES}
28 Fly sets in hollow thistle (6) TSETSE {SETS} in {Th...lE}
30 Chat, at first, to a student leader of Kampucheans (4) TALK {To}{A}{L}{Ka...s}
31 Entertain Indian university's chief of examinations (5) AMUSE {AMU'S}{Ex...n}
32 A type of earth containing chlorine and in the beginning, yellow to some extent (4) CLAY {CL}{And}{Ye...w}

DOWN
1   Telephone for a piece of jewellery (4) RING [DD]
2   Place fruit on head? That leads to monstrosity (8) UGLINESS {UGLI}{NESS}
3   Goods packers' trunks for pugilists? (6) BOXERS [MD]
4   Dance around and mix cards (7) SHUFFLE [DD]
5   Graduate Record Examination: an assessment to become “All time best” (8) GREATEST {GRE}{A}{TEST}
6   Winner of first Valentine, on radio (6) VICTOR Va...e NATO Phonetic
7   Fight disparity to some extent (4) SPAR [T]
14 Collie wandered around without leash, initially, and got some bacteria (1,4) E COLI COLlIE*
16 Dark lawyer's brief acknowledgement (5) BLACK {BL}{ACK}
18 Clark Kent revises surname with some panache (8) SUPERMAN {SURNAME + Pa...e}*
20 Spectators' dance i.e. University dance (8) AUDIENCE {DANCE+IE+U}*
21 Person behind conspiracy to kill Caesar and an old Pope held by secret police? Quite the contrary (7) CASSIUS {SS} in {CAIUS}
23 Remove carbon from French drug (6) DECOKE {DE}{COKE}
25 Fast boat's trimming device (6) CUTTER [DD]
27 Attend and trounce (4) BEAT {BE}{AT}
29 To start with, some car accidents result in mark on the skin (4) SCAR Acrostic

GRID

19 comments:

  1. Another fast one and enjoyable as ever.
    Wonder how many still wind up their clocks. I do.

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  2. 17A- I took secret service as SS (German) not just heading of Secret Service and 'Heading' as to be followed by.

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  3. 19 Spoilt tea (3,4) ATE AWAY [RA]
    Think AWAY is the reverse anind here!?

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  4. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee
    Boxing with Ali, Foreman, Tyson et al..thanks for bringing back memories Incognito

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    1. Exactly, Vasanth, Black Superman is the theme. Some more theme words are to be marked ...

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    2. The lyrics of the song might help :)

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    3. King,Scar,Other. Any other words?

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    4. Paddy has one more, but not from the song

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    1. First, definitely... Remember the wired jaw below the Loisville Lip. Second, iffy, as a slang word for an upper cut?

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    2. Enrobe after the bout

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    3. Robe... I would have readily agreed, but enrobe I considered but left out. Rather, disrobe may be getting ready for the bout.
      Cutter.. exactly what I had in mind.
      Now I will have to look up the lyrics.

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  6. Thanks for not making it a KO.. but an easy punch.. nice one Incog :)

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  7. "There ain't no flies on Muhammad Ali", but the fly is in the clue not in the solution.

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  8. Thanks to Deepak for giving a link to the song which became an iconic one long ago

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  9. Incognito makes it easy for cc beginners to enjoy THC. Thank you Incognito!

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  10. Thanks all. Manju, you've made my day!

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