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FT 13,002 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on February 26th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 16 February 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

A very solveable puzzle helped by two common sayings on the peripheral of the grid. Nice and easy start to the week.

ACROSS
1,26 MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES Easily recognisable allusion to the familiar English saying
8 IONISER *(noisier)
9 GLASGOW Ins of ASG (a second drop of GlenMorangie) in GLOW (feeling of well-being)
11 LITURGY Ins of IT (Italian) in Lurgy (a non-specific disease)
12 CREWCUT Cha of Crew (boasted) CUTe (pretty) minus E
13 WHEEL Cha of W (with) Heel (wedge)
14 IMBROGLIO Ins of RO (run out in cricket) in *(big limo)
16 BEERSHEBA Cha of Beers (drinks) he (male) BA (graduate)
19 AWARE Cha of A War (a conflict) E (last letter of peace)
21 REEFERS dd
23 NO SWEAT *(now teas)
24 SPANIEL Cha of Span (cross as in bridge) IE (that is) L (left)
25 ABANDON A band (ring) on)

DOWN

1 MANATEE MA + *(eaten)
2 KESTREL Ins of *(trees) in KL (middle letters ofdocKLand)
3 HARRY LIME Cha of Harry (bully) Lime (rev of Emil, boy) a character played by Orson Welles in Graham Green’s The Third Man
4 YOGIC Cha of Yogi (bear) C (last letter of Arctic) yogic flying n in transcendental meditation, a form of levitation.
5 HEAVE-HO dd to get the heave-ho is to be dismissed or overthrown; Heave ho is also a sailor’s cry  when on common physical exertion such as weighing the anchor (very much like the heave shouted at a tug-of-war team so they can pull in unison)
6 LOGICAL Ins of GI (US soldier) in Local (pub)
7,10 KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE *(Tie Windsor knot be still how)
I spotted the saying at once and have to work backwards to identify the anagram fodder; kind of a reverse solving, won’t you say?
15 BRAINWASH Cha of Bra (supporter) In (at home) was H (hard)
17 EYEWASH E (eastern) Yew & Ash (both are trees)
18 SPECIES Cha of Specie (money) S (succeeded)
19 ABSTAIN Cha of A B (black) Stain (spot)
20 AGENDAS Ins of Gen (info) in Ada’s (girl’s)
22 SALON ha

2 Responses to “FT 13,002 – Falcon”

  1. John Newman says:

    18D Why can you use S to mean succeeded? This was the only clue I couldn’t get. I took class be S (as in Mercedes S class) and then couldn’t find a money which fitted into the other letters.

    13A. Again why W = with? I would have thought this was simply a double meaning. A wedge of cheese is a wheel of cheese.

  2. Uncle Yap says:

    s for succeeded is one of many abbreviations listed in Chambers; so is w for with

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