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Financial Times 13,120 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on July 16th, 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 4
Here is another fairly easy but delightful puzzle from Cincinnus. I especially liked 28A, 20D and 22D.

And here is an unusual, bonus clue for Cincinnus fans:

Mr. Cincinnus has one clue left out: “Flourish in penmanship (8)” (8)

Across
1. INDICATE – I (one) + anagram of ACTED IN
5. ABSORB – BROS (brothers) + BA (airline) all backwards
9. BOARDERS – double definition
10. FRIEND – FR (French) + I (I) + END (conclude)
12. RAISE – double definition
13. INFLATION – double definition
14. AGADIR – AGA (Turkish commander) + RID (clear) backwards
16. YULE LOG – anagram of YOULL GE(t)
19. EXPOSED – anagram of SEX + DOPE
21. CASTOR – CASTRO (island leader) with RO reversed
23. ANCHORITE – AN (an) + [c]IT[y] in CHORE (irksome task)
25. DANTE – double definition (referring to Gabriel Dante Rossetti)
26. MEAGRE – AG (silver) in MERE (lake)
27. STANDING – STAND-IN (deputy) + G (good)
28. DASHES – D (500) + ASHES (cricket trophy)
29. ADAM BEDE – A (one) + DAM (thing that stops) + BEDE (historian – as in “the venerable”)

Down
1. INBORN – IN (in) + B (Belgium) + OR (or) + N (Norway)
2. DRAWING UP – double definition
3. CADGE – CAD (stinker) + EG (say)
4. TARSIER – anagram of I ARREST
6. BARNACLES – anagram of LEAN CRABS
7. OBELI – hidden word
8. BADINAGE – BAD (injurious) + IN (in) + AGE (time)
11. IFFY – [j]IFFY
15. DISCOURSE – SID backwards + COURSE (studies)
17. LYONNAISE – anagram of SOLE IN ANY
18. BECALMED – BE CALM (don’t panic) + E[dwin] D[rood]
20. DRIP – DR (doctor) + PI[nt] backwards
21. CHEATED – C [cold] + HEATED (hot). This one stumped me for a while!
22. GEE GEE – ‘gg’
24. CHAPS – H (hairpiece) in CAPS (headgear)
25. DENIM – MINED (taken from the ground) backwards

One Response to “Financial Times 13,120 by Cincinnus”

  1. Wil Ransome says:

    Twice ‘with’ is used as a connector (9ac, 15dn — They get on with the lodgers, Talk with Sid about studies). I don’t like it. It’s only there for the surface and doesn’t mean what ‘with’ normally means.

    Very very late.

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