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Financial Times 13,026 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on March 26th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

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

Another first. I hope this practice of rotating the various compilers for the Monday Prize will continue. Falcon is just as entertaining as the rest.

ACROSS
1 LACROSSE Ins of Ross (explorer) in Lace (tie)
5 GANNET Ins of Anne (girl) in GT (gran turismo or racing car)
9 BROADWAY Cha of Broad (general) Way (method)
10 GRATED Ins of Rate (fee) in G (good) D (duke)
12 DREAR Cha of Dr (doctor) Ear (attention)
13 LYONNAISE *(In NY a sole) of food, cooked or served with (usually fried) onions.
14 SUNDEW S (small) undew (sounds like undue or inappropriate)
16 ALLEGRO Cha of AL (a league) LEG (member) RO (run out, abbreviation used in cricket scoring)
18 MONITOR Ins of Nit (idiot) in Moor (anchor)
20 TENNIS cd
22 RACEHORSE dd
23 FALSE Ins of Al’s (aluminium’s) in Fe (iron)
24 SIGNAL dd
25 ABU DHABI Cha of A Bud (a friend) Habit (clothing) minus t
26 ARRANT Cha of A R (a right) Rant (tirade) Strange but true, I have never seen this word before. adj downright, unmitigated, out-and-out; notorious; rascally.
27 REVEREND Cha of Paul Revere (US patriot) ND (North Dakota)

DOWN
1 LIBIDO Ins of IB (one breadth) in Lido (outdoor pool)
2 CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR Fall just short of a successful outcome and get nothing for your efforts. The phrase, and its variant ‘nice try, but no cigar’, are of US origin and date from the mid-20th century. Fairground stalls gave out cigars as prizes, and this is the most likely source, although there’s no definitive evidence to prove that
3 ORDER dd
4 SHALLOW Ins of Hall (manor house) in Sow (broadcast)
6 ADRENALIN *(lad in ear) + N (point on compass)
7 NOTTING HILL GATE *(tonight a telling)
8 TO DIE FOR *(of editor)
11 GOYA Ins of Y (last letter of Hockney) in Goa (Indian state)
15 DUTCH BARN Cha of Dutch (wife) Bairn (child) minus I
17 AMBROSIA cd of food of the Gods
19 RARE Cha of RA (artist) Re (on)
20 TREMBLE Ins of MB L (doctor left) in Tree (bay, for instance)
21 PERIOD dd for the US full stop
23 FUDGE Ins of G (golf) in *(feud)

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