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Financial Times 12,737 (Cinephile)

Posted by diagacht on April 9th, 2008

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Across
1 PIKESTAFF: as plain as a, and ‘fishing rod’
6 FOCAL: anagram of CALF O (love)
10 MARIJUANA: JUAN (John) in MARIA (Miriam)
11 GRUB STREET: GRUBS (foods) + TREET (sounds like treat)
14 INFIDEL: INF (start of inferno) + anagram of LIED
15 SOUPCON: SOUP (starter) + CON (trick)
17 SHELLAC: SHELL AC (account)
19 HECKLER: HECK (hell) + LE + R
22 UNRAVISHED: anagram of UNDER SHAVI
25 CHARLEROI: anagram of ARCH + anagram of ORIEL
27 OVERT: OVER + T (time)
28 LEGALISED: anagram of IS ALLEGED
Down
1 PRANG: P (soft) + RANG (used bell)
2 KERFUFFLE: KE (King’s English) + F (French leader) in RUFFLE
3 SIDE-SADDLE: SIDES + ADDLE
4 ADMIRAL: anagram of DIM in ARAL
5 FORCEPS: FOR CEPS (mushrooms)
6 FIJI: sounds like ‘fee gee’, payment for horse
8 LEAF MINER: LEA (field) + FM (field marshall) + IN (at home) + ER (monarch)
13 FUNCTIONAL: FUN (sport) + anagram of CAT LION
14 IPSO FACTO: SOFA in I PC + TO
16 COLD HANDS: C (a number) + OLD HANDS (veterans)
18,19 CENTRAL HEATING: anagram of RENTAL in CHEATING
23 DREAD: hidden in minD READing
24,20 FLATFISH: anagram of FIT in FLASH; sole is a flatfish.

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