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Financial Times 12493 by DANTE

Posted by neildubya on July 6th, 2007

neildubya.
Across
1. CHEESE – Cryptic def.
4. REASON – (Sane or)*
8. A,C,COUNT(=tell)
9. PFENNIG – 100 pfennigs to an old German mark
11. ASPIRATION – (a pianist or)*
12. LEES – “leas” (What you might get if you’re scraping the barrel.)
13. ENNUI – (Nun i.e.)*
14. HOWITZER – (with zero)*
16. KHARTOUM – author* in km (short measure)
18. IDEAS – cryptic def.
20. OM,AN – OM=Order of Merit
21. SCREEN TEST
23. ARM(OUR)Y
24. CAR(NAG)E
25. LARIAT ?? Oh yeeha! Now I get it.
26. THWART – double def.
 
Down
1. COCKS “cox”
2. EROSION – (Noise or)*
3. SAN MARINO – (Romanians)*
5. ELFIN – f in (Nile)^
6. SINGLE,T(eacher)
7. NOISELESS (Lionesses*)
10. NIGHT,MARE
13. EPHEMERAL – double def. Good surface between wings and span.
15. WHITEWASH – double def.
17. RANCOUR – “ranker” i.e. sounds like a private (as Wossy might say)
19. ESTONIA (at noise)*
21. SYRIA – S(chool), AIRY^
22. SIGHT

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