Monday, 28 May 2018

No 12328, Monday 28 May 2018, Incognito


Wedding Bells are ringing.

ACROSS
8   Ceremoniously eat some dessert in Spain (4) DINE {De...t}{IN}{E}
9   Fitter, sailor, learner, king (5) ABLER {AB}{L}{ER}
10 Request soft fish (4) PRAY {P}{RAY}
11 In the beginning, men entertaining ladies on deep-sea yachts produce sequence of pleasant notes (6) MELODY Acrostic
12 Small carols are composed about husband's learned men (8) SCHOLARS {S}{C{H}OLARS*}
13 Arabs vie to become rough (8) ABRASIVE*
15 Bird doctor's circular letter on PETA, for example (6) DRONGO {DR}{O}{NGO}
17 Woman is next to her spouse initially and people greeting them (7) WISHERS {W}{IS}{HER}{Sp...e}
19 Former thespian and tax-man? (7) EXACTOR {EX}{ACTOR}
22 Joined in marriage by clergyman in little dilemma at first (6) WEDDED {WE{DD}E}{Di...a}
24 Sacrifice male feline with round mark of the beast (8) HECATOMB {HE}{CAT}{O}{MB} B/Beast? See comments
26 Sinner's vile order circulated in absence of right (8) EVILDOER {VILE+ORDEr}*
28 Come upon a river in spate (6) ARRIVE {A}{RIVER}*
30 X skis haphazardly (4) KISS*
31 American island's path for 14 and 16 to walk together (5) AISLE {A}{ISLE}
32 Operates oars in narrow straits (4) ROWS [T]

DOWN
1   Drink half with new European (4) WINE {WIth}{N}{E}
2   Thane cop renovated empty tomb (8) CENOTAPH*
3   Pray animatedly in Portuguese igreja initially and get ancient scrolls (6) PAPYRI {Po...e}{PRAY*}{Ig...a}
4   Invokes divine favour on Elizabeth having Latin and English students initially (7) BLESSES {B{L}{E}{St...s}ESS}
5   Twisted hot rod is placed on animal — it's traditional (8) ORTHODOX {HOT+ROD}*{OX}
6   Phoebus's one vote gets nothing (6) APOLLO {A}{POLL}{O}
7   A Mangalorean redhead or two (4) PAIR {PAI}{Red}
14 Some boys travel on a horse to get girl getting married (5) BRIDE {Boys}{RIDE}
16 Presently Prince Harry starts to get romantic with Meghan at first — carries a couple of rings! (5) GROOM {Get}{Ro...c}{Me...n} over {OO}
18 Studied, I hear — before beginning of class-test — an organic gem (3,5) RED CORAL (~read){RED} {Cl..s}{ORAL}
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20 Retraces movement for providers of food and drink (8) CATERERS*
21 American singer is hot — look after lovingly (7) CHERISH {CHER}{IS}{H}
23 1 Salad mix for 1 unit of currency (6) DALASI*
25 Man the Spanish place of worship (6) CHAPEL {CHAP}{EL}
27 Live fashioning face covering (4) VEIL*
29 Promises Victor offers with sincerity at first (4) VOWS Acrostic

GRID

Bhargav's Talepiece

The bouncer and the dancer - Part 48

Grand opening of Gemini School of Dance.

Smith walked down the AISLE of the CHAPEL between ROWS of chairs and invited the Pastor to inaugurate the Gemini School of Dance.

He was not exactly ORTHODOX but wanted to be seen as such.

Well-WISHERS had assembled.

When the Pastor ARRIVED the song and MELODY was subdued.

The PAIR of Kayal and Lily offered a simple PRAYER.

After his speech the Pastor BLESSED everyone and left.

Those present adjourned to WINE and DINE in the restaurant.


42 comments:

  1. 4d b(l)ESS e s, my understanding

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  2. Is he in wedding mood? Anniversary time, perhaps?

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  3. As usual a walk in the park

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    1. I had more time to walk in the park after completing the CW.

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    2. Why walk in the park, when you can traipse down 31a, sir? :)

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  4. 24a mark of the beast(ram),MegaByte.

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    1. MB stands for Mark of the Beast

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    2. I hope MB doesn't object to that !

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    3. Any dictionary where I can find that? I thought it was 666

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    4. Col Sir @ 10:04...

      A feather in my cap!
      Accepted gleefully!!

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    5. Hi Sir! Chambers Dictionary has the following entry under MB

      MB abbrev: Manitoba (Canadian province); mark of the Beast; Bachelor of Medicine; megabyte(also Mb)

      mb or mbar abbrev: millibar

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    6. Chambers next edition will perhaps include your name MB! :)
      The new generation might interpret BRB as Be Right Back instead of Big Red Book Kishore! :)

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    7. This place is infested by old codgers like me! The newbies will have to learn the jargo. For us, at a party WTF is "Where's the food " :)

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  5. 23d I that exchange(s) instead of mix would read better.

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  6. Thank you Incognito for the nice enjoyable fare. Had to Google the Gambian currency.

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    1. KKR: You are being paid back in the same coin for using 3 0r 4 unusual and unheard of words in your Sunday headache special !

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  7. Topical theme in Incognito's trademark style. I think it is quite difficult to write clues which are dubbed easy by many.

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  8. Replies
    1. Paddy,
      This spam came because of walk in the park and traipse, perhaps?

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  9. 14D. Some boys travel ... Some = 1?

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    1. Some boys=B
      Travel on a horse=Ride

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    2. Thank you. My point is: One letter is taken from 'boys', understood. So we should take some to mean one?

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    3. Yes. The first letter. Most of is used to indicate all except the last.

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  10. This time I got all except 15A, 24A,7D and 23D. Thank you Incognito!

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  11. MELODY, ARRIVE, CATERERS also could fit the wedding theme!
    Thanks Incognito - some new words learnt today were DRONGO and DALASI

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  12. Clue in yesterday's(Sunday)TOI-
    Children love very loud running water (9)

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    1. Are you expecting the answer?
      Or referring its coincidence to Arden's clue in the recent puzzle?

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    2. The coincidence. Anyway, you have given the answer by your comment.

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  13. The bouncer and the dancer - Part 48

    Grand opening of Gemini School of Dance.

    Smith walked down the AISLE of the CHAPEL between ROWS of chairs and invited the
    Pastor to inaugurate the Gemini School of Dance.

    He was not exactly ORTHODOX but wanted to be seen as such.

    Well-WISHERS had assembled.

    When the Pastor ARRIVED the song and MELODY was subdued.

    The PAIR of Kayal and Lily offered a simple PRAYER.

    After his speech the Pastor BLESSED everyone and left.

    Those present adjourned to WINE and DINE in the restaurant.

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