Fifteensquared

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Financial Times 12499 by FALCON

Posted by neildubya on July 12th, 2007

neildubya.
Across
1. ANTENATAL CLINIC – cryptic def. issue=children
9. TH(e)ROW,IN
10. NUT,CASE
11. ELITE (hidden)
12. DEODORANT (too darned)* – good surface.
13. ETRUSCANS (runes cast)*
15. C,HAIR – ‘Hair’ is a musical about hippies.
16. DOTTY double def.
18. STEVE,DO,RE [do(h), ray, me, fah, blah, blah, blah]
20. REDUNDANT – R(NUDE<,D)ANT
23. PL,EAT
24. SPORRAN – s, r in (apron)*
25. ME,TH(AN)E
26. SHEPHERD’S LAMENT (helps mend hearts)*
 
Down
1. AS THE NEED ARISES (see a dish, eastern)*
2. T(ERR)IER
3. NEW JERSEY – how low can you go?
4. TONED (hidden) – had me staring at the next clue for a while.
5. LANGOUSTE – (sea – no glut)* – Liked the use of ‘sea’ as part of fodder.
6. LET GO
7. NIAGARA – again<=, RA
8. CHESTER-LE-STREET – (secret letter she)* a town in Durham. Not somewhere off the Champs-Elysées.
14. A,B,STAINE(s),R
15. CLEOPATRA – (to a place)* containing R(ex)
17. TADPOLE – ‘Po Delta’ as fodder was well spotted by setter (& me).
18. OPERATE – double def.
21. NORTH – Frederick North, PM 1770-82
22. TIME,S

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