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FT 12,894 Set by Orense, 09 October, 2008

Posted by Octofem on October 9th, 2008

Octofem.

I am not sure what the theme was here : quite a number of art references, a couple of birds, and the rest
a miscellany.  Some very familiar solutions made it quite simple to solve.

 

ACROSS

1.      HANG UP – (hang up the phone,or hang a tapestry (12))
5.      GRAFFITI – ( g-raf-fit-i)
9.      SHERATON – ( *North Sea – master craftsman of furniture)
10.    DESIGN  – ( de-s-ign)
11.    TATAMI – ( tata-mi.  A thick straw mat found in Japanese homes)
12.    TAPESTRY  ( tapes -try. ‘ go’ often used for ‘try’ in crosswords)
14.    CARICATURIST – ( *a star circuit)
18.    FRENCH POLISH – (dd)
22.    ABSTRACT – ( dd. ‘appropriate’ in the sense of ‘take’ and ‘a summary’)
25.    LEADED – ( lead-e-d)
26.    MEDIUM – ( dd)
27.    EMULSION – (a coat of paint which could be beneath tapestry)
28.    ETCHINGS – ( * ch- tignes)
29.    SALVER – ( sa-l-ver. )

DOWN

2.     ASHRAM – ( a- sham  with ‘r’ for runs.  A Hindu place of retreat)
3.     GYRFALCON – ( * on flag cry. One of those birds encountered mainly in crosswords)
4.     PATRIARCH – ( p[LANNING]-*chair art)
5.     GENETIC – ( gen-<cite)
6.     ADD UP- cd
7.     FUSES – ( f-uses.  Am I wrong, or should this just be one female?)
8.     TIGERISH – (*get Irish)
13.   EMU – ( ‘eu’ with’ m’ – another of those birds)
15.   TRIAL RUNS – ( cd)
16.   REHEARSAL – self explanatory
17.   DRABBEST – ( * bar debts)
19.   CAR- (car-E)
20    OUTLETS – ( out-lets - cd.  This is also becoming an oft-repeated answer)
21.   DEPOSE – ( d-UTY-eNGINEERS’-pose. As in ‘strike an attitude’)
23.   THIGH – ( t-high. ‘off; as in ‘rotten’)
24.   AKMEN – ( a-k-men. Not certain whether I have the right capital, but Akmen is the capital of a
                              region in Lithuania, know for its mining.)

2 Responses to “FT 12,894 Set by Orense, 09 October, 2008”

  1. Geoff Moss says:

    Hi Octofem

    I think 24d is more likely to be A M MAN (staff being used as a verb), the capital city of Jordan.

  2. Octofem says:

    Thanks Geoff – that seems more likely. For some reason the site won’t let me edit my solution out, but others will see your very quick post.

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