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Financial Times 12,698 (Bradman)

Posted by diagacht on February 22nd, 2008

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Across
1 CONSCRIPTS: CON (study) + SCRIPTS
7 SEAN: SEdAN being heartless
10 DOLLS HOUSE: anagram of HULL DOES SO
11 CARPAL: CARP + ALl (almost all)
12 TWITCHER: WITCH in TER
13 ARMAGNAC: A RM (jolly) + A G (good) + CAN (reversed)
15 AIDE: A sIDE with the leader sacked
19 LOATHING: LO + A THING
22 COUPLETS: COUP + LETS (sanctions)
23 LEGION: LEG (on in cricket) + I + ON
28 TEMPORISES: TEMPO RISES
Down
2 OPEN-AIR: OP + E (last letter of done) + anagram of RAIN
3 SCRAP: double definition
4 REDOLENT: REDO LENT
5 POLITICAL ASYLUM: anagram of A PLUM LOCALITY IS
7 SLOWCOACH: WC (John) in anagram of A SCHOOL
14 A CAPELLA: A CAPP (being Andy Capp) + ELLA
16 WALLAROO: WALL + A ROOm (a space mostly is room without last letter)
18 MOOCHER: MOO + CHER
20 NEONATE: NEON + ATE
21 JET SET: double defintion
24 GENII: As in Gen (short for Genesis, the first book of the scriptures) Chapter 1, Verse 1, which is the first verse

3 Responses to “Financial Times 12,698 (Bradman)”

  1. Pete Maclean says:

    I did not get 17A and 7D. I easily guessed 13A but without fully understanding how it works. How do you get RM from “jolly”? I especially liked 23A and, of course, 8D.

  2. Bradman says:

    RM= Royal Marine(s) and an RM is colloquially known as a jolly. Thanks for the feedback – it’s the only feedback I ever get as Bradman (nearer friends and neighbours solve my other puzzles – my FT buddies just don’t solve crosswords!).

  3. diagacht says:

    17A is Emma, I think. It is in slAMMEd, reversed and only part of the word.

    I enjoyed this crossword; it was a challenge and fun at the same time.

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