Saturday, 3 June 2017

No 12024, Saturday 03 Jun 2017, Incognito


A surprise D-Day landing from Incognito (3 days ahead of schedule?)

ACROSS

8 A medal for the top position or ... (4) GOLD (DD)
9 ... Indian found in Tacoma harbour? (5) OMAHA (T)
10 I left celestial beauty for some time (4) HOUR {HOURi}
11 British church has rings and bejewelled clasp (6) BROOCH {BR}{O}{O}{CH}
12 Magician's argument against legal panellist (8) CONJUROR  {CON}{JUROR}
13 Feudal superior's famous operation (8) OVERLORD  (DD)

15 Encounter 6 (6) ATTACK (DD)
17 Littoral road's covered with a coal compound (7) COASTAL {A+COAL}* around {ST}
19 Return pen and musical composition to Jupiter's brother (7) NEPTUNE {PEN<=}{TUNE}
22 Apply aromatic substance to minced lamb carried by setter on return (6) EMBALM {M  {LAMB*}E<=}
24 Make merry around intoxicated tailless bull's tree (8) MULBERRY {M{BULl}ERRY}
26 Capable of being cheated with manipulated glue bill (8) GULLIBLE {GLUE+BILL}*
28 Take a dekko into the corpse ... it's gory (6) BLOODY {B{LO}ODY}
30 Walk in water in Washington delta/estuary initially (4) WADE {WA}{Delta}{Estuary}
31 Bad words may become a weapon (5) SWORD {WORDS*}
32 Internet link about a mountain range (4) URAL {UR{A}L}

DOWN

1 Low on king's wasteland (4) MOOR {MOO}{R}
2 Small advertisement by loveless journos moves (8) ADJOURNS {AD}{JOURNoS}
3 Baloo, after dropping criminal at hospital, loves to cry loudly (6) BOOHOO {BalOO}{H}{O}{O}
4 Bottles in the tavern may possibly carry these rules to be followed there (3,4) BAR CODE (D&CD)
5 Irate and arranged an alternative time in America (4,4) RAIN DATE {IRATE+AND}*
6 Lunge and lift (6) THRUST (DD)
7 Cajun observer revealed another name of Lucina (4) JUNO (T)
14 Rev engine and travel fast carrying little marsupial in the outskirts of Visakhapatnam (5) VROOM {VishakapatnaM} around{ROO}
16 One who beats Canadian queen (5) CANER {CAN}{ER}
18 Engineer beams ray to regimental centre, for example (4,4) ARMY BASE {BEAMS+RAY}*
20 Gambler's top golf accessory to tidy up mashies, for starters (8) TEETOTUM {TEE}{TO}Tidy}{Up}{Mashies}
21 Monarch's saving Private Ryan initially holding final bridge in Rome retreat (7) EMPEROR {ROME<=} around {{Private}{Ryan} around {bridgE}}
23 Albert misinformed and formed a coalition (6) ALLIED {AL}{LIED}
25 Look around in the same place and get desire for some flesh (6) LIBIDO {L{IBID}O}
27 State: "Everyone can see this article between the ends of The Daily Telegraph" (4) UTAH {U}{The daily}{A}{telegrapH}
29 T'time d'daddy released religious scholar (1-3) D-DAY {D' DAddY} T'Time=Stammerer's way of  uttering time = D-DAY?

Reference list

Or=Gold, British=Br, Church=Ch, Ring=O, Road=St, Setter=Me, Washington=Wa, Internet link=URL
King=R, Love=O, Criminal=Al, Hospital=H, Canadian=Can, Queen=ER, Albert=Al, Everyone can see this=U, Article=A, Religious scholar=DD

Color/Font Scheme

DefinitionSolutionComponent lettersEmbedded links, Anagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone IndicatorMovement IndicatorPositional IndicatorSubstitution, IndicatorLink/Connector, Extraneous

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16 comments:

  1. Kishore is training me for the Olympics

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  2. Ramesh, like yesterday was not a Bond theme, but a Roger Moore one, today's is not D'Day one per se, but some other peculiar events that happened before D'Day

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    1. Though lot of themed words go beyond it to D'Day as you rightly noted

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    2. Saving private Ryan,for example?

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  3. You made my Day, Incognito!
    But, like Suresh says it was over too soon. I am asking for more.
    Is this or parts of it the same as your prized puzzle?

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  4. Wow!So many themed words!That must have taken some working!

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  5. CANER : Last minute accommodating entrant into the grid? I can understand the frustration while compiling, when all is done, the odd one out stands out like a sore thumb ! So the compiler decides, to complete the dosa making by pouring out the last ladle of dough !!!

    I always wonder, whether one finds it easier to solve all 'acrosses' first or all'downs 'first in a systematic way or go random and fill up the grid as the flow goes.

    I tried the first method and then went random when I don't know.

    What does a mind reader say about such wanadering thoughts ?

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  6. If at all- I will put boohoo in that category. This situation is bound to arise while constructing a themed puzzle, esp. one with so many themed words.

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  7. Good night, all. The initial objective was to have a puzzle including all the words involved in the DDay crossword scandal of 1944. These words had appeared across several puzzles before DDay and all of them appear in a single puzzle here. Having achieved that objective I put insome more words on the DDay theme

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    1. What was the D-day crossword scandal?

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    2. Thanks Gopinath Sir.
      Very interesting.I remember seeing one movie-don't remember the name-about the mathematician Alex Turin-how he is set a task by British intelligence-to crack cryptic codes, how he hires a group and gives a cryptic crossword to select them
      I guess my interest in cryptic crossword got kindled by this. I am 20 and studying dental..I stumbled onto this blog quite accidently..my uncle who does crosswords had left it open in my computer.

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  8. Newbie to crossword; but found this a lot easier than two days back-never thought there are puzzles with themes.Got to learn s lot , I guess

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