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Financial Times 13,108 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on July 2nd, 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 20
A fairly run-of-the-mill puzzle from Cincinnus this week. I especially liked 9A.

Across
1. METHUSELAH – double definition
6. ABUT – A (an) + BUT (objection)
9. CAERPHILLY – anagram of CREA (cream mostly) + PHILLY (Philadelphia)
10. ADZE – homophone (“ads”)
12. FORGET-ME-NOTS – FORGE (smith’s place) + MEN (grown-ups) in TOTS (children)
15. CONCIERGE – anagram of EGOCEN[t]RIC
17. IMPEL – IM (I’m) + PEL[e]
18. OPERA – hidden word
19. PATAGONIA – PA (governor) + anagram of GOT IN AA
20. DESALINATION – anagram of RATIONALISED
24. OKAY – [t]OKAY
25. DAILY BREAD – DAILY (paper) + BREAD (money)
26. SODA – S (steward) + ADO (trouble) backwards
27. STEPHENSON – HEN (female) in STEPS ON (walks forward)

Down
1. MACE – MAC (coat) + E[gg]
2. TEES – T (time) + SEE (clock) backwards
3. UNPROFITABLE – anagram of OF TRIP in UNABLE (powerless)
4. EYING – hidden word
5. ALLOTMENT – ALL (entirely) + TO (to) backwards + ME (me) + NT (conservation group)
7. BED-HOPPING – D (duke) in EH (what) in BOPPING (dancing)
8. THESSALIAN – LASS (girl) backwards + I (island) in THE AN (articles)
11. SEEING DOUBLE – double definition
13. ACCORDIONS – DR (doctor) backwards in anagram of OCCASION
14. UNDERSTAND – double definition
16. REPENTANT – RE (about) + PEN (swan) + TAN (brown) + [cygne]T
21. TULIP – anagram of LIT UP
22. MESS – double definition
23. EDEN – double definition

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