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Financial Times 12,474 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on June 14th, 2007

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 2, 2007

This puzzle struck me as a classic Cincinnus, fairly easy but very elegant.

Across
1. APPENDIX. Figure it out; it’s lovely.
5, 26. FRENCH POLISH
9. ANNALIST – ANNA + LIST
10. STARER – *(SARTRE)
11. UPROOTED – *(DOUR POET)
12. STROLL – ST + ROLL
14. STENTORIAN – *(ONE STARTIN)[g]
18. IN MEMORIAM – IN + ME + M + OR + I + AM
22. KEENED – KEEN + ED
24. ESTHER – hidden word
25. MISTAKEN – *(STAN MIKE)
27. ENTRANCE – double definition

Down
1. ABACUS – A + B(A C)US
2. PANTRY – P(ANT)RY
3. NELSON – double definition
4. INSPECTORS – *(CENSOR SPIT)
6. ROTATION – R + [p]OTATION. I guessed the answer easily but figuring out the wordplay for this one was tough.
7. NARCOSIS – *(OSCARS IN)
8. HURTLING – HURT + LING
13. ANDALUSIAN – AND + A(L U)SIAN
15. PICK ME UP – double definition
16. EMMENTAL – reverse(ME) + MENTAL
17. AMMETERS – ‘AMM(E T)ERS
19. TARTAR – TAR + TAR
20. JERKIN – JERK + IN
21. AT ONCE – A + TON + C[hang]E

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