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Financial Times 13,008 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on March 5th, 2009

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Monday Prize Crossword on 23 February 2009

dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

A gentle walk through the park on a dry sunny day in late winter

ACROSS
1 ORDEAL Cha of OR (gold) Deal (trade)
4 PRESS-UPS cd
10 BUCHAREST *(A Schubert)
11 RIFLE *(fire l)
12 IAMB I A MB (Bachelor of Medicine or doctor)
13 HALL PORTER Straight-forward cha
15 GARTERS dd
16 SHRILL Sh (quiet) rill (little brook)
19 UNFAIR (f) unfair
21 CHARMER dd
23 EXTRACTION dd
25 BLUE …out of the blues
27 ALIBI Ins of I in *(Bali)
28 HYDRANGEA H Y + *( a garden)
29 RESONATE (8)
30 POTTED cd applicable to both human and plants

DOWN
1 OXBRIDGE Oxford & Cambridge and below them, the Redbricks like Durham & Newcastle
2 DECAMERON De (French for of) *(romance) Boccaccio’s book of a hundred tales, supposed to be told in ten days.
3 AWAY simple cha
5 RATTLES *(startles)
6 SERBO-CROAT cd
7 UNFIT *(fun) it
8 SHEARS Ins of hear (try as in a judicial process) in SS
9 MEDALS *(damsel)
14 SEPARATION *(one is apart)
17 LAMPLIGHT At 100 watt and 2 volt, the current flowing must be 50 amp or L (Roman numeral for fifty) AMP + Light
18 FREE HAND A mean employer would love to get free labour
20 RATCHET *(chatter)
21 CHORDS Sounds like cords (strings)
22 REPAIR A corny attempt to reconcile an estranged couple
24 TRIES dd
26 SAGO Rev of O (ring) Gas

One Response to “Financial Times 13,008 – Dante”

  1. Geoff Moss says:

    Hi Uncle Yap
    I had 30a as DOTTED. ‘I should be, when small’ = I and i.

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