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Financial Times 12,715 (Sleuth)

Posted by diagacht on March 13th, 2008

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Across
1 BECKETT: reference to Samuel Beckett and Thomas Becket
5 ABOARD: A BOARD
6 ADORATION: anagram of A TRIO in A DON
9 BLURB: BLUR + B (book)
11 KABUL: hidden in checK A BULletin
12 FIELDFARE: anagram of FRAIL and FEED
15 IMPEND: IMP + END (side of pitch)
17 WAR CRY: RC in WARY
19 MAINTAIN: MAIN + TA (territorial army) + IN (at home)
22 IMMIGRANT: I MM (as in one millimetre) + I GRANT
23 FRESH: hidden in stafF RESHuffled
25 HARMONICA: anagram of CHAIRMAN and O (love)
27 EXTRACT: EX (old) + TRACT (leaflet)
Down
1 BLACK AND WHITE: &Lit
2 CLOBBER: double definition
3 EMAIL: MA in LIE (reversed)
4 TRIFFIDS: anagram of IF DIRTS F (entrance to field)
6 OMBUDSMAN: (M (male) + BUDS (friends)) in OMAN
7 ROULADE: ROE (eggs) around U (university) + LAD
10 BLEEDING HEART: anagram of BLITHE GRANDEE
14 ARROGANCE: anagram of NO GRACE AND AR (ARR less one R (not right) – being a right reverend, a bishop)
18 RAMBLER: R + AMBLER
21 CACHET: CT (court) around A CHE (a radical)
23 FRONT: double definition
 

2 Responses to “Financial Times 12,715 (Sleuth)”

  1. C G Rishikesh says:

    17ac: Actually it is W (A RC)RY

  2. diagacht says:

    On 17ac quite right. Thank you.

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