Fifteensquared

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FT 13,070/ Orense

Posted by smiffy on May 7th, 2009

smiffy.

Some bog-standard gridonomics from Orense today. The word PILOT appearing in the left hand column caught my eye, but the opposite edge doesn’t seem to contain anything related by way of a continuation.

Across
1 SLEIGH – “slay’
4 POTASH – pot + as +h[arvesting].  Although I believe it’s applied primarily in planting, rather than harvesting season, so this is something of a nand-lit.
6 PLACEBO – place + BO (body odour)
9 SIDEARM – (raised)* + m[urder]. I wasn’t chuffed with the nounal anagrind here.
11  IRRITATION – I + r[ice] + (ration it)*
12 INCH – (chain)* – a
13 TIGHT – double def’n
14 ASTERISK – (seat)* + risk.  I momentarily went astray, looking for “gamble” = ante.
16 LINGERIE – linger + i.e.
18 MOVES – movies – i
20 OKRA – ok +RA
21 STAGECOACH – neat, but semi-automatically solvable if you’ve encountered it before.
23 TADPOLE – cryptic def’n re: Princess kissing frogs.  Too transparent for my liking.
24 CAREERS – carrer +s[hoot]
25 KEEPER = keep + ER
26 SENTRY – SEN + try

Down
1 SOLAR – l in soar
2 ETCHING – [f]etching
3 GIBRALTAR – (lab rig)* + tar
5 ORION – Rio (de J) in on
6 ATELIER – A Tel + i.e. + r
7 HARD CASES
10 BICAMERAL – (Blair came)*. Well-spotted, albeit slightly dated, anagram fodder.
13THINK TANK – thin + k[eys] +tank.  This conjured up an amusing image.
15  TEMPERATE – temper + ate
17 GRAPPLE – Gr + apple
19 VIOLENT – N in violet
21 SOLVE – v[alue] in sole
22 CURRY – RU(rev) in cry

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