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Financial Times 12,932 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on December 4th, 2008

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the FT Weekend edition of November 22
Cincinnus gives us another delicious puzzle this week. I am full of admiration for 11A and 17D.

Across
1. APPENDECTOMIES – anagram of CAMPSITE OPENED
10. OUNCE – double/cryptic definition
11. UNDRESSED – DRESS (clothes) in anagram of NUDE
12. POTSDAM – MAD (crazy) + STOP (bar) all backwards
13. RUSSELL – homophone (“rustle”)
14. ROLLS – O (nothing) + L (left) in RLS (Robert Louis)
16. JOBSEEKER – anagram of BEES in JOKER (comic)
19. MEADOW RUE – anagram of WE MADE OUR
20. PETER – double definition. A rare meaning for peter is a safe — I had to look that up in my Chambers.
22. SUSANNA – S (South) + US (American) + ANNA (Indian money formerly)
25. KRISHNA – anagram of HARK SIN
27. INTER ALIA – INTER (bury) + A (a) + LIA[r] (tale-teller lacking finish)
28. ANNUL – ANNU[a]L
29. HANDLE WITH CARE – anagram of RED CHINA WEALTH with a snarky cryptic definition.

Down
2. PANATELLA – TAN (brown) reversed in PAELLA (dish)
3. EMEND – MEN (soldiers) in [sw]ED[en]
4. DRUM MAJOR – D (Duke) + RUM (funny) + MAJOR (PM)
5. CIDER – CID (police) + ER (expressed hesitation) and another beautiful cryptic definition.
6. OVERSLEEP – cryptic definition? I do not understand the significance of “pan” in this clue.
7. ISSUE – double definition
8. SADDLER – L (leather at first) in SADDER (not so happy)
9. COPPER – double definition
15. SCOUNDREL – anagram of CUR LED SON
17. BREAKFAST – BREAK (holiday) + FAST (firm)
18. KITCHENER – KITCHEN (room) + E[xete]R
19. MESSIAH – anagram of SHE AIMS
21. REALLY – RE (sapper) + ALLY (supporter)
23. SATIN – hidden word
24. AGLOW – AG (silver) + LOW (blue)
26. ISAAC – initial letters.

2 Responses to “Financial Times 12,932 by Cincinnus”

  1. Geoff Moss says:

    Pete
    6d nap = sleep so ‘pan’ = oversleep (or sleep over)

  2. Pete Maclean says:

    Ah, of course! Thanks, Geoff.

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