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Financial Times 12,726 (Gozo)

Posted by diagacht on March 27th, 2008

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Across
1 LAST WORD: &Lit
5 ABIDES: AB (sailor) + IDES (fateful date)
9 BUTTER UP: BUTTERcUP without the ‘c’ (top of carpel)
10 TISSUE: anagram of SUITES
13 DISCARDED: DISC + anagram of DREAD
14 MORSEL: MORSE (detective) + L
16 OKINAWA: O (duck) + KIN (family) + AWA (nearly away, as in left)
18 IN DEPTH: IN (trendy) + DEPT (department) + H (leading Hounslow)
22 ASCERTAIN: AS CERTAIN
23 TIGER: TIER (row) about G (first of games)
24 TURBOT: TURBO (boost) + T (time)
25 PALETOTS: PALE (anaemic) + TOTS (little kids)
26 RASCAL: hidden
27 ATOMISER: anagram of A MOISTER
Down
1 LIBYAN: LIB (politician) + NAY (reversed)
2 SETTLE OLD SCORES: which is what one does when looking up Wisden
4 ROUNDEL: ROUND (patrol) + EL (the French, reversed)
6 BRIGADIER: anagram of BIG + RAIDER
7 DISADVANTAGEOUS: anagram of DAVIDS GOT NAUSEA
8 SPEEDWAY: &Lit
11 OSLO: hidden
15 SUPERNOVA: anagram of PROVE A SUN
17 PILASTER: PLASTER (screed) about I
20 CONTACT: CON (Tory) + TACT (diplomacy)
21 ERASER: ERAS (times) + ER (Queen)
23 THERM: hidden

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