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Financial Times 12,793 – Sleuth

Posted by Uncle Yap on June 13th, 2008

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Common abbreviations used
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
* = anagram

1 AVIEMORE Cha of A VIE (struggle) MORE (again) A holiday resort in Scotland
5 IMPART Cha of IMP (young offender) ART (skill)
10 TEPID Ins of P (prince) in TEID (rev DIET, Japanese parliament)
11 MOUSTACHE *(eats much o)
12 RETALIATE *(retail tea)
13 ROAST dd
14 PEDANT P (quiet) ED (journalist) ANT (worker)
15 SEA BASS Ins of EAB (English Able-Bodied or sailor) in SAS (military outfit) S (special)
20 ROMANY Rev of OR (gold) MANY (a lot)
22 TRAMP tram P (park)
24 PIPE DREAM *(prime pad e)
25 CASSEROLE Ins of S in CASE (box) + ROLE (part)
26 EXACT ex (executive) act (pretence)
27 LAMBDA LAMB (writer) DA (rev of AD, poster)
28 WEASELLY Ins of EASEL (support) L (lecturer) in WY (Wyoming

1 ATTIRE Homophone of a tyre
2 IMPATIENT Ins of MP (politician) A TIE (a connection) in INT (interest)
3 MIDDLE AGE SPREAD Quite an amusing cd
4 REMNANT Ins of MNA *(man) in RENT (payment)
6 MOTORWAY MADNESS MOT (Ministry of Transport, annual British test for roadworthiness of vehicles after a certain age) *(was modern say)
7 ACCRA Ins of CR (credit) in A CA (an accountant)
8 TREATISE TREAT (doctor) IS E (beginning to Enjoy)
9 RUBENS Ins of N in RUBES … a country bumpkin; an uncouth, unsophisticated person.
16 ANNIE HALL *(Neil Alan H for hospital)
17 PROTOCOL Cha of PRO (for) & ins of C (college) in TO-OL (file, perhaps) Thanks to Rishikesh
19 TOP DOG Rev of GOD (much admired character) POT (prize)
20 REPLETE Ins of E PL (English place) in RETE, a network, eg of blood vessels or nerves.
21 SMUTTY Ins of MUTT (dog) in SY (outskirts of SalisburY)
23 ASSAM (l) ASS AM (morning)

One Response to “Financial Times 12,793 – Sleuth”

  1. C G Rishikesh says:

    Re 17ac, it is PRO TO(C)OL

    for – PRO
    college – C.
    kept in – c/c ind.
    file, perhaps – TOOL

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