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Financial Times 12,993 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on February 5th, 2009

Gaufrid.

What can I say? Nothing controversial today, nothing too difficult and nothing to quibble about. There were a couple of obscure words (9a & 8d) but these were easy to determine from the wordplay.
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Across
1 MOONLIGHTER  MO (second) ON[e] (one for the most part) LIGHTER (not as arduous)
7 TAB  BAT (club) reversed
9 RATEL  *(LATER) – a South African 6-wheeled armoured vehicle according to Collins
10 UNCOVERED  dd
11 TRENCHANT  TRENCH (deep ditch) ANT (worker)
12 REIGN  G[eorges] in REIN (check)
13 MACBETH  *(MATCH BE)
15 SKIT  S (saint) KIT (Christopher)
18 ERIC  ERIC[a] (girl wanting a)
20 FUNFAIR  F (loud) UNFAIR (ugly, not pretty)
23 AITCH  H (i j k …..)
24 RAISE CAIN  RAISE (mention) C (key) I (one) in AN (article)
26 HARMONICA  HAR[p] (incomplete instrument) MONICA (girl)
27 RUCHE  CH (child) in RUE (regret)
28 MAY  MA[n]Y (lots giving away new)
29 MACKEREL SKY  *(MAKES CLERK) [qua]Y

Down
1 MARITIME  IT (Italian) in RI (Rhode Island) in MAME (musical)
2 OUTREACH  OUTRE (unconventional) A CH (church)
3 LILAC  I (one) in CALL (ring) reversed
4 GOULASH  OU (Oxford University) L (lecturer) in GASH (extra)
5 TACITUS  TACIT (understood) US (you and me)
6 REVERSION  RE (over) VERSION (account)
7 TURN IN  dd
8 BODONI  BOD (chap) ON (working) I (one) – Giambattista Bodoni
14 EARTHWORM  *(THE MARROW)
16 DAMASCUS  AS (when) CU (copper) in DAMS (blocks)
17 PRINCELY  dd
19 CARDIAC  CARD (joker) I AC (account)
20 FRIGATE  RIGA (capital) in FT (this newspaper) E (English)
21 FATHOM  F (female) AT HOM[e] (mostly relaxed)
22 STOREY  STORE (shop) Y (yard)
25 EERIE  EER (homophone of ear, sound of organ) IE (that is)

2 Responses to “Financial Times 12,993 / Falcon”

  1. C.G. Rishikesh says:

    8d: I think a typo needs to be fixed. Isn’t that BODONI? I remember that the paper on which I worked used this typeface for headlines.

  2. Gaufrid says:

    Thanks Rishi. At least I had the parsing correct.

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