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Financial Times 13,100 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on June 12th, 2009

Gaufrid.

I noticed this morning that we didn’t have a blog for yesterday’s puzzle so here is a quick breakdown of the clues.

A straightforward puzzle with nothing that needs any specific comment.

Across
1 ON TRIAL  O (old) *(TRAIN) L (line)
5 DESERT  DES[s]ERT (course disheartened)
8 TAVISTOCK  I VAT (I tax) reversed STOCK (farm animals)
9 LAGOS  LAG (delay) OS (very large)
11 FORGE  FORGE[t] (overlook almost completely)
12 AT A STROKE  *(TO A SKATER)
13 RHAPSODY  *(SPA HYDRO)
15 MISSAL  MISS (discover the absence of) A L (Latin)
17 CLOVER  C (cold) LOVER (fan)
19 MOMENTUM  MOMENT (short time) MU (Greek character) reversed
22 IN PRIVATE  IN (at home) PRIVATE (soldier)
23 GONER  ONE (individual) in GR (King George)
24 EXPEL  X (10) P in EEL (slippery customer)
25 MATRIARCH  *(RITA) in MARCH (parade)
26 CRAYON  C (see) RAYON (fabric)
27 REGIMEN  REGIMEN[t] (most of army unit)

Down
1 OUT OF PRACTICE  dd
2 TAVERNA  TAVERN (inn) A
3 ISSUE  IS (one’s) SUE (girl)
4 LEONARDO  LEON (Spanish city) *(ROAD)
5 DIKTAT  KID (child) reversed T (tense) AT
6 SOLITAIRE  dd
7 REGIONS  *(IGNORES)
10 STEAL A MARCH ON  *(SOME CHARLATAN)
14 SPECIALLY  *(ALLSPICE) Y[oghurt]
16 GO-GETTER  *(TORTE EGG)
18 ON PAPER  ON (working) PAPER (daily)
20 TANTRUM cd
21 BATMAN  dd
23 GRIEG  GR (gross) I EG (say)

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