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Financial Times 12,721 (Adamant)

Posted by diagacht on March 20th, 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 DEMOCRATIC: DEMOCRAT (like Hillary Clinton) + IC (in charge)
9 OPAL: OP (work) + A L (a beginner)
10 FENESTRATE: anagram of ERNEST in FATE
11 STATUS: S US (South America) around TA T (thanks to time)
12 RENEGADE: anagram of ANGERED + E (end of truce)
13 DYNAMITE: MANY (reversed) in anagram of TIDE
18 BANISTER: &Lit
22 POIGNANT: PO (river) + IGNANT (ignorant without or)
23 REMEDY: hidden and reversed in buY DEMERara
25 PENICILLIN: anagram of NICE PILL IN
27 NAVY: VAN (reversed) + Y (yard)
28 YESTERDAYS: refers to Alice Rock a two piece band (not sure I see the cryptic bit unless it is purely &Lit)
Down
2 EMPATHY: anagram of THEY MAP
3 OWLET: &Lit
4 REFUSNIK: REFUS (refuse cut short) + KIN reversed
5 TEN GREEN BOTTLES: &Lit
6 CASINO: A SIN (an evil) in CO (company)
7 EGREGIOUS: EG (for example) + REG (king) + IOUS (debts)
14 AMBIGUITY: BIG U (large university) in AMITY
16 ENTRANCE: anagram of CENTRE A N (new)
18 CHOLERA: HOLE in anagram of CAR
21 CAVITY: A V (a very) in CITY (finance centre)
24 MATED: as in to mate, to win a hand, and to win a game of chess

2 Responses to “Financial Times 12,721 (Adamant)”

  1. Testy says:

    28A I think that this is more likely a reference to the Alice from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and (more particularly) “Through the Looking Glass”, in which the White Queen declares

    “The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday — but never jam to-day”

  2. C G Rishikesh says:

    Is there any way by which one blogger could send a private message to another?

    I couldn’t find the email IDs of the bloggers anywhere around here.

    Anyway –

    The typo in the solution to 12ac. could perhaps be fixed.

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