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Financial Times 13,038 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on April 9th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 30 March 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

Quite a challenging puzzle and nevertheless, entertaining, too.
Most of the cd’s and the dd’s are indeed very creative. I found more trouble trying to read the teeny-weeny font-size of the clues than in solving the clues

ACROSS
1 HAMLET Beautiful dd
4 BEWILDER Another lovely clue “Be wilder”
10 SENSITIVE Ins of IT & IV in SENSE (feeling)
11 EIGHT (w)eight
12 PART cd
13 EAR TRUMPET *(Temperature minus e)
15 POULTRY Ins of OULT *(lout) in PRY (inquisitive)
16 RELICS Ins of ELI (High Priest) in RC’s (Roman Catholics)
19 STUMPS Nice dd
21 OUT OF IT Ins of O (nothing) in outfit (organisation)
23 UPSTANDING dd
25 STYE cd
27 THROB *(bother mimus e)
28 MATCHLESS Another good dd
29 REGIMENT R (first letter of regular) + *(meeting)
30 LEGEND Amusing allusion to the fact that the shoe (answer to 26) is worn at the end of a leg

DOWN
1 HOSEPIPE cd
2 MINOR SUIT dd
3 EPIC rha
5 ELECTOR synonymous with Selector
6 INEQUALITY Cha of IN (stylish) E (eastern) QUALITY (feature)
7 DIG UP dd
8 ROTATE Ins of AT in ROTE (usual procedure)
9 BIGAMY Play on Big Amy (one of the Little Women) Earlier, Araucaria clued the same word thus, Large woman featuring two of any size (6)
14 STAMP ALBUM Nice cd got me until the end
17 CAFETIERE *(c free tea I)
18 STRESSED dd
20 SIDEMAN *(is named)
21 OF NOTE OF (rev of Foreign Office) NOTE (message)
22 BUTTER Cha of B (British) UTTER (say)
24 SPRIG Spring minus N
26 SHOE Ins of O (circle) in SHE (4)

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