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Financial Times 12,738 (Bradman)

Posted by diagacht on April 10th, 2008

diagacht.

Yesterday Cinephile, today Bradman – it’s been an interesting couple of days. Some rather odd words in here!

Across
9 BALALAIKA: BALA (Welsh Lake) + LAIKA (dog breed)
10 SCHWA: SA (salvation army) around CH (church) + W (women). Not a word I knew but guessed from Hebrew ‘Shewa’
11 ACCLAIM: CCL (250) in A AIM (to train a weapon)
12 TEARFUL: T(he) EARFUL when he emerges
14 VACCINATION: C IN (cold at home) in VACATION
17 ABYSS: ASS around BY
19 NUDGE: EG (as, for example) + DUN (to perster), all reversed
21 HEADDRESSES: HE ADDRESSES
23 ADO: I don’t suppose the calendar includes AD 0!
25 REFUSES: REF USES
27 HOWBEIT: anagram of H BOW TIE
28 NOISE: I in NOSE (informer)
29 OVERLADEN: LOVER with first letter at finish + ADEN (port)
Down
1 ABRADE: sounds like ‘a braid’
2 ALACRITY: AL + R (runs) in A CITY
3 ILL-ADVISED: LAD in anagram of DEVIL IS
4 FILM: FI(r)M with right changing to left (L)
5 PART-TIMERS: anagram of TRAMP I REST
7 SHUFTI: F (bit of fish) in SHUT I. This took a while. Butchers, here, is to look around.
8 PARLANCE: PAR (standard) + LANCE
15 COFFEE SHOP: OF FEES in CHOP
16 ANNA SEWELL: ANNAS (old indian coins) + EWELL (London suburb)
17 ADHERENT: HE in anagram of ARDENT
20 DEAD ENDS: anagram of SADDENED
22 AFFAIR: A F (a female) + FAIR
24 OUTING: clever double definition
27 HEEL: another double definition

3 Responses to “Financial Times 12,738 (Bradman)”

  1. Bradman says:

    Many thanks. LAIKA was the name of the first animal (a Russian dog) in space — seems (almost!) like yesterday.

  2. John Newman says:

    I got Laika but didn’t realise Bala was a Welsh lake.

    But is Ewell a London suburb? I think that it is in Surrey.

    And 26 down please? And what organisation of friends is FOE?

  3. smiffy says:

    Friends of the Earth, presumably?
    They’ve been around longer than most eco-types; I seem to recall them from at least the early 90’s, when David Icke went all Messianic and enviro-nutty.

    I think that, technically speaking, you’re correct on Ewell/Surrey. But it struck me as a fair enough approximation in this particular context.

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