Thursday, 8 December 2016

No 11872, Thursday 08 Dec 2016, Incognito


ACROSS
8   Wish that man has small operation (4) HOPE {H{OP}E}
9   Princess's hot in Indian dress (5) DHOTI {D{HOT}I}
10 Kiss priest before commencement of Eucharist with Catholic king (4) PECK {Pr...t}{Eu...t}{C}{K}
11 American Depository Receipt has zero income tax – that is ingenious (6) ADROIT {ADR}{O}{IT}
12 – in relation to 1728 (4,4) CUBE ROOT Definition by example
13 Become Jerome Silberman and bemuse (8) BEWILDER {BE}{WILDER}
15 Curie's bizarre journey at sea (6) CRUISE*
17 Ox of large size found around the Line of Control (7) BULLOCK {BUL{LOC}K}
19 Second hand vehicle made with US cedar (4-3) USED-CAR*
22 Maiden danced to city with The Gates' Mansion (6) MEDINA*
24 Indian fires and irritates (8) INFLAMES {IN}{FLAMES}
26 Scrawl: "Crush blackberries after throwing away broken rake" (8) SCRIBBLE BLaCkBerRIES*
28 A couple of sailors make some sauce (6) TARTAR {TAR}{TAR}
30 Nude changed sides leaving package (4) BALE BA(-r+l)LE
31 Sloop goes around – goes around in circles (5) LOOPS*
32 Primarily contraption accommodating gorillas etc. (4) CAGE Acrostic &lit

DOWN
1   Cross river hiding gold in female's dress initially (4) FORD {Fe...e}{OR}{Dr..s}
2   Monument built by me using technique and Gulf money (8) MEMORIAL {ME}{MO}{RIAL}
3   Journalists with oomph prepared material for publication (6) EDITED {ED}{IT}{ED}
4   Study a scientific institution and worry (7) CONCERN {CON}{CERN}
5   Ask if NBC harmed whales (8) FINBACKS*
6   Copy royal copper and get immediate, intuitive insight (6) APERCU {APE}{R}{CU}
7   Sound return before foxtrot (4) ECHO E comes before F
14 Escape from duel rescheduled before start of Easter (5) ELUDE {DUEL}*{Ea...r}
16 Excuse slender substitute (5) SPARE [MD]
18 Priest enters empty chapel yard displaying bad temper (8) CRABBILY {Cha{RABBI}peL}{Y}
20 Transvestite ethnic group's hot rod contest (4,4) DRAG RACE {DRAG} {RACE}
21 Get rid of animal – it is used for browsing (7) FIREFOX {FIRE}{FOX}
23 Setter gets up for flowers (6) IRISES {I}{RISES}
25 Obsession of alien inhabiting marine creature (6) FETISH {F{ET}ISH}
27 Talk of French building without French water (4) CHAT CHATeau
29 Gargoyles have a mythical boat (4) ARGO [T]


36 comments:

  1. Arden continues to rule the roost in the online version, leaving Neyartha (yesterday) and Incognito (today) really as incognitos!

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  2. Belated Birthday wishes KKR. saw it only this morning. Many happy returns of the day.
    Yes, I also noticed Arden's name being etched on the TH online version.
    Nice one as usual from Incognito, thank you. It was almost confirmed after I did 8A & 1D and fully confirmed after I did 12 cubed!

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  3. Loved the broken rake & the nude change.
    Thank you Col. about the tartar sauce down under- I was wondering about it.

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  4. Parsing of 'echo' still not clear to me- E comes before F?

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    1. The NATO Phonetic alphabets Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf ...

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  5. There's a theme. Has anyone identified it?

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    1. Now it is my turn Paddy. Happy Birthday!!!

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    2. Thank you Col., Kishore & KKR( on time unlike me)
      Offshoot of Facebook.

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  7. Theme is Hollywood stars :
    Bale, Peck, Ford, Hope, Bullock, Cruise,Cage

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  8. Many Happy Returns Of The Day Paddy

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  9. Enjoyable fare from Incognito..Loved cube root & Bewilder..could recognise Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise & Sandra Bullock..rest recognised by SM(rare vistor here but her clues in 1A are very good)
    Thanks Incognito

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    1. Second Vasant's comments regarding SM's clues

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  10. Thank you sir,I'm honoured.

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  11. Belated birthday wishes KKR Sir :)

    Paddy sir, happy birthday :)

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  12. Happy birthday to two of our stalwarts .. KKR and Paddy .. wishes for a most wonderful year ahead...

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    2. Thanks Mrs. Srividya,
      I deny the charge!
      I think the word stalwarts will not apply for crossword sovers. Wordplay can make even an ace solver searching for solution for minutes to hours.

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  13. Thank you LV & Srividya.
    One small correction, however. I am far from a stalwart. At best, I may be called a regular, no more.

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  14. Happy birthday Paddy and KKR

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  15. Happy Birthday Paddy ! Pad, Pad, Pad along for many more years !!!God bless you !

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