Wednesday, 7 September 2022

No 13654, Wednesday 07 Sep 2022, Incognito

Solution to 19A 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   Stud's superior officer (4) BOSS [DD]
9   Reject kilo-calories in Big Mac concoction? Only a sorcerer or witch can do it! (5,5) BLACK MAGIC {K CAL<=} in {BIG+MAC}*
10 Love going around college after a recess (6) ALCOVE {{L{C}OVE}<=>{A}
11 Military officer gets support for walking at Spanish educational institutions (8) COLLEGES {COL}{LEG}{ES}
12 Agitates in favour of exams (8) PROTESTS {PRO}{TESTS}
14 Second mentioned type of coffee recipe (6) LATTER {LATTE}{R}
16 Enjoyable daughter's bankroll (4) FUND {FUN}{D}
17 Musical instruments in possession of Bantu bassist (5) TUBAS [T]
18 Select small photo with king (4) PICK {PIC}{K}
19 8 by 10 workspace for 22?! (6) ?T?D?O (Addendum - STUDIO {STUD}[10} - See comments)
21 Happily eyed tall building (8) ELATEDLY*
23 Careful! Around Australia, coitus is improper! (8) CAUTIOUS {C{AU}TIOUS*}
26 Hints about European Union collaborations (3-3) TIE-UPS {TI{EU}PS}
27 Hamper men getting cleaning supplies (10) DETERGENTS {DETER}{GENTS}
28 Birds in wildlife museum (4) EMUS [T]

DOWN
1   Apply lubricant wearing wrinkled bustier and coveralls in the US (6,4) BOILER SUIT {OIL} in {BUSTIER}*
2   Donkey trode violently and mixed (8) ASSORTED {ASS}{TRODE*}
3   A boy leads another boy on eastern ship to senior nun (6) ABBESS {A}{B}{B}{E}{SS}
4   In US, drug enforcement officer confines a ring leader in North Carolina (4) NARC {N{A}{Ring}C}
5   Oddly, Luke's in possession of electrical musical instruments (8) UKELELES {UKEL{ELE}S*}
6   Gift story book (6) TALENT {TALE}{NT}
7   Little Michael comes before November? (4) MIKE [DD]
13 Something rattled by belligerent person beginning to show animosity by refusing entreaties (5) SABRE Acrostic
15 Aptly cue about American type of tree (10) EUCALYPTUS {APTLY+CUE}{US}
17 Meticulous in spite of protecting officer responsible in the beginning (8) THOROUGH {TH{Of...r}{Re...e}OUGH}
18 Comes before decree is misrepresented in police station (8) PRECEDES {P{DECREE*}S}
20 Badly suited for responsibilities (6) DUTIES*
22 Creative person and revolutionary satirist is missing (6) ARTIST SATIRisT*
24 Partly decadent country (4) ADEN [T] Country or City?
25 Fiery object in sky in front of king drowned (4) SUNK {SUN}{K}

Reference List
Kilo-calories = KCAL, College = C, Spanishb = ES, Recipe = R, Daughter = D, King = K, Australia = AU, European Union = EU, Boy = B, Ship = SS, Electrical = ELE, Book = NT(New Testament), Police station = PS

19 comments:

  1. 19 A
    Answer STUDIO
    8 across STUD
    10 = IO
    So STUD + IO = STUDIO, workspace for artists (22 across)

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  2. 22 down, not across, sorry for the error

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  3. can't get Mike coming before Nov.?

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    1. NATO code Alpha, Bravo......Mike, November, Oscar ...

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    2. +1. New one for me.
      Sathia

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    3. Dear esteemed Mr. Deepak Gopinath, the Alpha, Bravo...... Yankee & Zulu are not necessarily .NATO related or based but globally accepted phonetic codes in modes of communication as well as in aviation and maritime navigational operations.

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    4. NATO Phonetic code is the origin for this. Read at the following link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet

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  4. Thank you dear Mr. Kishore Rao for an entertaining grid. Personally, I was stuck with 3-D presuming the answer to be ABBOTS (BOAT for a ship in the clue) though aware that an abbot is male gender and can't pertain to a nun.
    Another lively and lovely brain-teaser, at least for me, was 17-D that I just could not ponder over and solve till I accessed this blog-site....

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  5. As usual Incognito crossword is entertaining. I enjoyed the wordplay very much. Thank you Kishore garu

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  6. My CoDs are the Charades or Additives - 12a & 27a.
    But STUDIO 19a is a master clue linking two othe clues!

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  7. My first Hindu cryptic and only the second one I have ever been able to solve completely. Very entertaining. Thanks to Incognito!

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  8. Thanks, everyone, for your comments.

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  9. Lovely grid. As usual breezy & easy. My Cod - STUDIO.

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