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Financial Times 12,799 – Flimsy

Posted by Uncle Yap on June 20th, 2008

Uncle Yap.

Common abbreviations used
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
* = anagram
An extremely easy puzzle which shouldn’t take much time to solve
Across
1 SUDOKU cd
5 PITCHERS dd
9 MOUSSAKA MOUS *(sumo) SAK(e) A Sake is Japanese rice wine
10 IMPUGN *(dumping minus d)
11 STARCH ha
12 EXPERTLY *(try expel)
14 COMMONWEALTH simple charade
18 CLOSED SEASON cd of a time of the year when it is illegal to kill certain game or fish, usually the breeding season
22 SCAVENGE Cha of S (second) ins of ENG (engraving) in CAVE (underground chamber)
25 BATTEN bat (club) TEN (rev of net)
26 OBJECT dd
27 EXACTING Ex – acting
28 EXISTENT Ins of IS in extent (reach)
29 DESPOT D (head of department) E (drug) +*(opts)

Down
2 U-BOATS Ins of boat in US
3 OBSTRUCTS dd
4 UNASHAMED UNA (girl) *(mashed)
5 PLACEBO Place + Body Odour
6 TWIRP Ins of W (when initially) in *(trip)
7 HYPER H (head of hunt) *(prey)
8 REGULATE *(ate gruel)
13 EVE eve (r)
15 WASHBOARD dd a corrugated metal board for rubbing clothes on in washing (also washing-board), utilised as a percussion instrument in certain types of music,
16 ANNOTATES An (article) *(on state)
17 BLACK BOX simple charade of the supposedly indestructible flight recorder…someone jokingly asked why the entire plane is not made from the same material as the black box
19 EXE ha of a river in Devon
20 ELEMENT dd
21 LEAN-TO Jack Sprat will eat no fat
23 VIEWS *(wives)
24 NITRE *(inert)

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