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Financial Times 13,032 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on April 2nd, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 23 March 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

All is forgiven and Dante is back on the Monday slot :-)
I often wonder how Squires Esquire can continue to come up with one smoothie after another and he has been doing this for more than 45 years. This puzzle is not at all difficult but enjoyable, nevertheless

ACROSS
1 STABLE dd
4 CAMPSITE Ins of Amps (power units in the colloquial sense since scientifically, the unit of power is watt) in CITE (quote)
9 INSECT Cha of IN (fashionable) SECT (school)
10 UNDER AGE cd
12 ACHILLES Ins of HILL (an elevated position) in ACES (units)
13 DIRECT dd
15 HATH Has ala King James version e.g. Greater love hath no man …
16 ROAD-MENDER cd
19 LOCK-KEEPER Canal employee identified by hair and ring
Cha of LOCK (hair) KEEPER (a guard ring)
20 ASIA ha
23 SECURE Ins of CUR (dog) in SEE (understand)
25 ADJACENT Cha of A DJ (one putting on airs or songs on the turntable at a disco) A Cent (a little money)
27 GARRISON *(roar sing)
28 BONSAI cd
29 ELEPHANT *(than peel)
30 ISRAEL I’S (one’s) RAEL (rev of King Lear)

DOWN
1 SPINACH *(chap’s in)
2 AESTHETIC *(it teaches)
3 LOCALE *(a cello)
5 AWNS *(swan) see Chambers – the beard of barley, or similar bristly growth or structure from a glume, etc.
6 PREMISES dd
7 IRATE Ins of RAT (rodent) in IE (that is)
8 ELECTOR cd
11 DENOTED Ins of NOT in DEED (action)
14 ADDENDA Cha of ADD (tag on) END (finish) A
17 DISPEPSIA *(Pepys said)
18 SKIRMISH cd
19 LASAGNE Ins of SAG (sink) in LANE (country way)
21 ANTHILL cd
22 TALONS Ins of ON in *(last)
24 CURVE Ins of V (five) in CURE (get better)
26 COIN Cha of CO (company) IN (not out)

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