Fifteensquared

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Financial Times 13,134 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on July 21st, 2009

Agentzero.

A quick and easy puzzle today.  No complaints though; I thought the clues were generally clean and concise, with good surfaces.

Across
1 DESPOT S (head of security) in DEPOT (store)
5 TACKLING TACK (appraoch) LING (heather)
9 LITIGATE LIT (set fire to) I (institute) GATE (entrance)
10 VERITY IT (Italian) in VERY (simple)
11 MASCOT MA’S (graduate’s) COT (bed)
12 BALMORAL BALM (something soothing) ORAL (uttered)
14 PERFECT PITCH dd. 
18 WHEEL AND DEAL *(WALLAH NEEDED)
22 WEREWOLF WE (you and I) + FLOWER reversed (mature, in retrospect)
25 CAMERA CAME (advanced) RA (artist)
26 ADAGIO ADO (fuss) around A GI (a soldier)
27 ADAM BEDE DAM (restrict) BED (space to sleep) in A and E.  George Eliot’s first novel.
28 PRURIENT *(INTERRUP[t])
29 TO DATE DO (party) reversed in TATE (gallery)
 
Down
2 ELIJAH *(JAIL HE)
3 PRINCIPLE I (one) PL (place) in PRINCE
4 TRATTORIA *(TRAITOR) in TA (Territorial Army = reservists)
5 TREMBLE M (mark) in TREBLE (singer)
6 CIVIL hidden in mediCI VILla
7 LARGO L (large) ARGO (legendary boat)
8 NUTHATCH N (new) U (fashionable) THATCH (hairstyle)
13 MAP Initial letters of Make A Point
15 TRENCHANT TRENCH (ditch) ANT (worker)
16 ISLAMABAD I SLAM (denounce) A BAD (criminal)
17 SHREDDER SH (mum) REDDER (more embarrassed)
19 LOW dd
20 DEFIANT DEFT (expert) around IAN (Scot)
21 CREDIT CR (King Charles) EDIT (correct)
23 ELGAR *(LAGER).  I hadn’t seen “note writer” for composer before
24 OZONE O (love) ZONE (area)

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