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Financial Times 13,037 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on April 9th, 2009

Pete Maclean.

FT Weekend prize puzzle from March 28
Another beauty from Cincinnus. I especially liked 1A, 14A, 28A, 5D and 7D.

Across
1. BUDGIE – I (one) in BUDGE (stir)
4. DIASPORA – A[i]R[c]O[r]P[s] + SAID (expressed) all backwards
9. LOADS – double definition
10. MADE A FACE – MA (graduate) + DEAF (unable to hear) + FA (note) + C[ambridg]E
11. FRESCOS – SERF (one who was bound) backwards + COS (Greek island)
12. TUTTING – TUTTI (all) + NG (no good)
13. LOTS – double definition (with 9 referring to LOADS)
14. SCORSESE – S[ound] in SCORES (20s) + [decad]E. Clever misdirection here!
17. COMPLAIN – COM[e] (has arrived not entirely) + PLAIN (without trimmings)
19. WISE – homophone (Ys)
22. DEBORAH – anagram of HED ROB A
24. ANTWERP – AN (an) + TWERP (ass)
25. TRAIL BIKE – anagram of LIKE A BRIT
26. PATEN – PATEN[t]
27. RESPONSE – anagram of PRESS ONE
28. REMEDY – hidden word. And an excellent one!

Down
1. BILLFOLD – BILL (Sikes) + FOLD (pen)
2. DIALECTIC – DIALECT (manner of speaking) + IC (one chapter)
3. INSECT – IN (belonging to) + SECT (religious group)
5. INDETERMINATE – anagram of DINNERTIME and TEA
6. SEATTLE – A (a) in SETTLE (light)
7. OKAPI – OK (well) + A (a) + PI[nt]. I’ll have a full pint, thank you.
8. AWEIGH – homophone (“away”)
10. MUSICAL CHAIRS – MUSICAL (Annie, say) + CHAIRS (presides over)
15. EPICENTRE – anagram of NET PRICE + [sal]E
16. WEAPONRY – anagram of A WRY OPEN
18. MURILLO – RUM (odd) backwards + ILL (sick) + O (love)
20. EDITOR – anagram of IN DIET OR
21. STAPLE – double definition
23. BRASS – double definition

2 Responses to “Financial Times 13,037 by Cincinnus”

  1. Wil Ransome says:

    Pete I think the note in 10ac is A, otherwise we get a double F.

  2. Pete Maclean says:

    D’oh! Of course. Thanks, Wil.

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