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Financial Times 12,686 (Sleuth)

Posted by diagacht on February 8th, 2008

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Across
1 GAINSBOROUGH: the town profits; the borough gains
8 IBERIAN:(l)IBERIAN, African country without left (l)
9 BEARS UP: E in BAR + SUP
11 DONNISH: IN NOD (reversed) + SH
13 NADAL: N (new) + A + LAD (reversed)
14 RESONATES: SONAT(a) in REES
16 SERVIETTE: VIE in anagram of STREET
19 MABEL: M (beginning of malign) + ABEL (biblical character)
21 ESSAYER: anagram of YES (i)DEAS, where (i)deas is ideas without the disowned ‘i’
23 PERUGIA: GI between PERU and A
24 SATSUMA: SA (appeal) + A MUST (reversed)
25 ORIGAMI: O (old) + RIG + AMI
26 NOTHING DOING: NOTHING DO + IN + G
Down
1 GLEANED: LEANED in GED (a kind of fish)
2 INITIAL: I (island) + I (one) in LATIN (reversed)
3 SANDHURST: &Lit
4 ORBIT: R in OBIT
5 OVATION: (inn)OVATION
6 GO SHORT: OR in GOSH (as in goodness me) and T (first letter of truth)
7 FIND ONES LEGS: anagram of DESIGN OF LENS
10 PENNSYLVANIA: referring to American Presidential election, I think
15 SHEEPFOLD: Jacob is a breed of sheep
17 RISOTTO: SIR (reversed) + OTTO
18 IVY BUSH: IVY + BUS + H (hotel)
19 MARTINI: ART in MINI
22 DRAIN: RA in DIN

2 Responses to “Financial Times 12,686 (Sleuth)”

  1. nmsindy says:

    10 Down PA (abbreviation for PENNSYLVANIA) is in centre of camPAign. I think that’s what’s meant here.

  2. diagacht says:

    Absolutely. Silly not to have noticed that.

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