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Financial Times 12,933 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on December 4th, 2008

Uncle Yap.

Monday FT Prize Crossword on 17 November 2008
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

A most gentle and tame start to the week.

1 DRAW IN Ins of RAW (unfinished) in DIN (row)
4 KNOCK-OUT cd alluding to the count of ten before a boxer, flat on his back, is declared knocked out
9 ASCEND sounds like assent (agreement)
10 IN CAMERA Read as “In came the Royal Artillery”
12 POSITION *(I stop) + I + ON
13 SKETCH dd
15 NARK dd
19 SOLIDARITY *(is adroitly)
20 ISLE “I stole” minus to
23 AFGHAN dd
28 CASINO *(a coin is)
30 WEIGHT *(the wig)

1 DEADPAN Ins of Ad (advertisement or notice) Pa (Dad) in DEN (study)
2 ANCESTRAL *(Lancaster)
3 IGNITE *(in it eg)
5 NUNS ha in this &lit clue
6 CRACKERS Brilliant dd
7 OVERT Ins of VER (reversal of reverend) in OT
8 TRASHED *(star) + he’d
11 BOLLARD cd for a short post on a wharf or ship, etc, round which ropes are secured
14 MYSTERY *(my tyres)
17 UPSETTING Cha of up (at university) setting (going down like the sun, perhaps)
18 IDEALIST Cha of Idea (thought) List (heel)
19 SCALPEL *(clasp) + EL (Spanish definite article)
21 ENDMOST Cha of end (finish) MOST (majority)
22 BEHAVE be and have are both auxillary verbs
24 GHOST Cha of G (middle letter of night) Host (landlord of a pub, perhaps)
26 DEED dd

One Response to “Financial Times 12,933 – Dante”

  1. Jake says:

    Thank you Uncle Yap for posting Monday still.
    Many may not look at the Monday prize puzzle as you mentioned last week, but its helping me out as I still have real difficulty with Dante.

    Thank you.

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