Monday, 17 May 2021

No 13249, Monday 17 May 2021, Incognito

Lockdown Day 19 of 26 Stay Safe

Solution to 23A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
8   That lady gets ring and one piece of footwear (4) SHOE {SH{O}E}
9   Talk reflectively how ruminants masticate (4,3,3) CHEW THE CUD [DD]
10 Ship going around Caribbean island gets self-contained underwater breathing apparatuses (6) SCUBAS {S{CUBA}S}
11 Workers in apartment take possession of one part of a bulb (8) FILAMENT {F{1}LA{MEN}T}
12 Spruced up red worn by European enchantress (8) REVAMPED {R{E}{VAMP}ED}
14 RAF set out to fire upon ground target (6) STRAFE*
16 Disposed of used spades in the beginning (4) SOLD {OLD}<=>{S}
17 Daughter consumed dinner at first and went on outing with a guy (5) DATED {D}{ATE}{Di...r}
18 Diagram shows hidden city (4) AGRA [T]
19 Keeps inventory in locking equipment (6) STOCKS [DD]
21 Rented dhoti? Rue badly! (5,3) HIRED OUT*
23 Circuit with two stable states gets protection for lower part (4-4) ?L?P-?L?P ()
26 What’s wrong after a father initially gives proclamation (6) FATWAH {WHAT*}<=>{A}<=>{Fa...r}
27 Perhaps champion golfer is one of the top ones in the pack (3,2,5) ACE OF CLUBS [DD]
28 Gambling place in future Noida (4) RENO [T]

DOWN
1   Inspected and left hotel (7,3) CHECKED OUT [DD]
2   Main body administering company gets input device (8) KEYBOARD {KEY}{BOARD}
3   Cat/puss endlessly walks around and misbehaves (4,2) ACTS UP {CAT+PUSs}*
4   Wrongly fears losing a vassal (4) SERF FEaRS*
5   Lied, “Suit is folded and used” (8) UTILISED*
6   Spinner put English water body ahead of the French one (6) SEAMER {SEA}{MER}
7   Wreck one in race (4) RUIN {RU{1}N}
13 Sap duke’s yearning (5) DITCH {D}{ITCH}
15 A type of racing person goes after class at American university after dropping Charlie (7,3) FORMULA ONE {ONE}<=>FORM}{UcLA}
17 Move Princess’s residence (8) DISPLACE {DI'S}{PLACE}
18 About perception of sound from car by English party member (8) AUDITORY {AUDI}{TORY}
20 Jailor’s headgear has peak (6) CAPTOR {CAP}{TOR}
22 Reject garbage (6) REFUSE [DD]
24 Some policemen are pests (4) LICE [T]
25 Head returns carrying uniform giving look of displeasure (4) POUT {T{U}OP<=}

Reference List
Ship = SS, European = E, Spades = S, Daughter = D, Duke = D, Charlie = C, Princess = DI, Uniform = U

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Special, Sunday 16 May 2021, Driver

Lockdown Day 18 of 26 Stay Safe

Welcome to our new setter DRIVER. Bouquets and Brickbats welcome.

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