Friday, 9 December 2016

No 11873, Friday 09 Dec 2016, Incognito


Plenty of individuals seen today. Actors ruling the roost again?

ACROSS
1   GB's eggy bait decomposed (8) GIGABYTE*
5   Passes away with the Spanish inventor (6) DIESEL {DIES}{EL}
10 French lover uses protective covering without right (5) AMOUR ArMOUR
11 Act on Paul's mistake and get a fruit (9) CANTALOUP*
12 Saturn III's old ocean (6) TETHYS [DD]
13 Former African president’s country has a couple of tenors (8) KENYATTA {KENY{A}{TT}A}
15 Orlando's flower (5) BLOOM [DD]
17 Rushed, fired and rifled (9) RANSACKED {RAN}{SACKED}
19 Scotsman has birds and small animals (9) MONGOOSES {MON}{GOOSES}
20 Mathematician's base rule is wrongly stated (5) EULER {E}{RULE}*
21 Photograph show around old town (8) EXPOSURE {EXPOS{UR}E}
23 Tenders chests, without a bit of care (6) OFFERS cOFFERS
27 Revolutionary Parsee's subject of study (9) CHEMISTRY {CHE}{MISTRY}
28 Jewish person found in Arab bishopric (5) RABBI [T]
29 Town officials' female birds (6) REEVES [DD]
30 She/he has concocted a narcotic (8) HASHEESH*

DOWN
1   Allow American general (5) GRANT [DD]
2   Abandoned burg where spirits might be served? (5,4) GHOST TOWN [CD]
3   Fruit (half-African) seen online (5) BERRY {berBER}{RY}
4   Friar's food (4) TUCK [DD]
6   Notwithstanding that, a lawyer wants victory in this (2,3,4) IN ANY CASE [DD]
7   Thick drink (5) STOUT [DD]
8   Northern European army occupies Eagle, for instance (9) LAPLANDER {LA{PLA}NDER}
9   Trainee initially – becomes a type of doctor (9) INTERNIST {INTERN}{1ST}
14 Bow down for Saint on merit (9) PROSTRATE {PRO}{ST}{RATE}
15 One of the dodgems in the US has a fender in front of the vehicle (6,3) BUMPER CAR {BUMPER} {CAR}
16 He! Son, I'm on distilled illicit liquor (9) MOONSHINE*
18 Insect that may be like rebel (6,3) KILLER BEE*
22 American revolver part (5) PIECE [DD]
24 Conifer next to the endless inlet of sea (5) FIRTH {FIR}{THe}
25 He might strike while the iron is hot – with German in vacant stagecoach (5) SMITH {MIT} in {St...cH}
26 Setter's North American bird (4) MYNA {MY}{NA}


8 comments:

  1. Thanks Incognito. Few are very good.

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  2. Nice puzzle..loved 27A (a very controversial Parsee nowadays),15D & 18D. Learnt a few thing on the way
    Thanks Incognito.

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  3. Incognito makes it a point to teach us a few things,hitherto unknown.
    I had a few iffy fills and for the first time had a few blanks- Tethys for example. Enjoyed it all the same.

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  4. Sad to read about Rudolph Diesel in the link. I recently came to know about Diesel as an inventor.

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  5. Tuck and Stout were not intended to be themed words. Grant, however, is on double duty (Cary and Hugh), while I am told that there are around half a dozen actors called Smith, though my eye was on Will Smith

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  6. Good night, all. Thanks for yesterday and today

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  7. Kenyatta's photo at 19 Across should come below 13Across

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  8. THCC Online gives me an AFTERDARK compilation ? What I see here is fo INCOGNITO? A new avatar ?Whats all the confusion about?

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