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FT 12,978 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on January 29th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 19 January 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram
1 LOCKET Sounds like “lock it”
4 TEA CHEST Ins of EACH (everyone) in TEST (trial)
9 MAIDEN dd plus &lit. In cricket, an over (6 balls delivered) when no run is scored is called a maiden who is a girl and can be a synonym for a virgin
12 ADJUTANT Cha of AD (advertisement or notice) JUT (project) ANT (worker)
13 SCORCH dd
15 TRIP dd as in tripping/setting off the alarm
16 ITINERANTS *(in transit e)
20 IRON dd
23 GOES UP *(soup e.g)
25 GRAPHITE dd (lead in lead pencil)
27 IDOLATER *(tailored)
28 VESSEL dd
29 HITHERTO Cha of HIT (success) *(other)
30 CENSUS cd (using tell as in count money in the bank)

1 LAMBAST Ins of A MB (a doctor) in LAST (final)
2 CLIP JOINT cd that gets a smile if not a guffaw
3 EVENTS *(Steven)
5 EACH Allusion to the each way bet (a bet for a win as well as a place) Somehow, this clue left me cold
6 CHANCERY Cha of CHANCE (opening) RY (railway lines)
7 EMBER September, November & December
11 ANATOMY *(to many a)
14 ENSNARE *(seen ran)
17 NARCISSUS cd alluding to that beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stood at the poolside admiring his own image that he turned into a lake-side plant. ‘winning on the pools’ is a nice touch of a maestro
18 ACCURATE Cha of A C (first letter of Catholic) Curate (priest)
19 ANGUISH *(in a gush)
21 NEEDLES Needless (unnecessary) minus S (south point)
22 SPHERE Ins of P (piano or quietly) in *(sheer)
24 E-BOAT *(to be a)
26 BEAT dd When hunters set off, they send in dogs and beaters to rouse game animals and birds hiding in the bushes

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