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Financial Times 12,701 (Quark)

Posted by diagacht on February 26th, 2008

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Across
1 SECOND THOUGHTS: SECOND (back) THOUGHTS (ideas)
9 ERSATZ: anagram of RATES + Z (last letter)
10 BANDSMAN: &Lit
13 ARCANE: CAN in anagram of ERA
15 SHED: double definition
16 CROUTON: anagram of COUNT OR
25 AMATOL: hidden in drAMA TO Liven
26 BRICKBAT: RICK (stack) in BBAT (f-flier)
28 RETAINER: double definition
29 CRUISE: I in CRUSE (vessel)
30,31 WRONGFUL ARREST: &Lit
Down
1 SEEDCASE: SEE (observe) + DC (current) + anagram of SEA
2 COSTLIER: anagram of STORE L (left) I (one) C (about, circa)
3 NOTIFY: anagram of IF TONY
5 HEAR: approval might be indicated by HEAR-HEAR
6 UNDERDOG: anagram of grounded
7 HYMNAL: &Lit
8 SINKER: StINKER (difficult task). Take out ‘t’ (time) to get a SINKER, a US doughnut.
11 REPROOF: REP (traveller) + ROOF (on top)
17 ENCODING: CO (commanding officer) in ENDING
18 BOMB SITE: anagram of I BET MOBS
19 MALTREAT: MALT (liquor) + anagram of RATE
22 BARROW: double definition
23 TATTOO: double definition
27 MENU: MEN (people) + U (university)

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