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FT 12538 by Monk – Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Say No More!!

Posted by tilsit on August 17th, 2007

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Solving time: 26 minutes

 Terrific fun today from Monk with some real laugh-aloud clues including 1 across and 13 down.  Nina hunters (those little hidden messages in puzzles) will be delighted to see one in the puzzle as well.

ACROSS    (*) = Anagram    (CD) = Cryptic Definition   (R) = Reversal 

1 FRENCH KISS   Witty (CD)

6 LIMB   Limb(o)

9 GREEN ALGAE   (NEAR GALE + EG)*

10 LION  Alternate letters of ELVIS + ON

12 PREFERENTIAL  PLANE + FIR TREE *

15 INTESTATE    Interest Rate – err.

17 OILED   IL  (I left) inside O E D

18 EMEER  REME (r) WITH E inside

20 ALPHABET SOUP    (CD)

25  STRIPTEASE  (CD)

26 TOGO  As in “Food to go”

27 ICE DANCING  (CD) Another witty definition

DOWN

1`FOGY FOG (Cloud) + Y (End of runway)

2 EVEN

3  CENTRE SPREAD  Another clever CD

4 KALIF  Not a spelling that I had heard of.  I inside FLAK

5 SEA BREEZE  (CD)

7  INITIALLED  INLAID TILE*

8  BANGLA DESH  BANG (a quick one!)  + LAD + SHE*

11 SNOOZE BUTTON  (c)

13  LIFE JACKET  Another outrageous clue!  Loved it!

14  ATTEMPTING  TEMPT inside GIANT*

16 AUTHENTIC  AU + THE + ENTIC(E)

21 SPIED   I inside SPED

22 BALI   Hidden answer

23  BERG  GREBE (R)

Marvellous fun and thanks to Monk!!

One Response to “FT 12538 by Monk – Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Say No More!!”

  1. john newman says:

    You do not give a reason for the only clue I couldn’t do. Although Limbo is a bit far fetched as a prison. Obviously even numbers are divisable but what does “what’s left” mean.

    This crossword is a bit saucy for the FT isn’t it?

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