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Financial Times 13,139 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on August 6th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 27 July 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

Quite a simple bread-and-butter kind of puzzle. I learned a new word, sanbenito which I am sure I will forget and probably never ever use.

1 TRISTRAM Ins of RIST (wrist joint minus W, wife) in TRAM (vehicle)
5 AMULET A MULE (stubborn beast) + T (last letter of exhibit)
10 WRECK *(crew k)
11 ROUND TRIP Round (several drinks) Trip (set off)
12 CURTIS CUP Curt (gruff) IS CU (copper) P (first letter of Pinehurst)
13 LLAMA Rev of A Mall (shaded avenue)
14 BALLET Ins of ALL (everyone) in BET (wager)
15 SNORKEL *(k + loners) This is the first time I have seen the humble anorak (I had one at college) referred to as snorkel parka
18 ATELIER Ins of EL (Spanish definite article) in A TIER (a row)
20 ROTATE RO (cricket abbreviation for run out) TATE (gallery)
22 PRANG simple cha
24 SANBENITO *(stab one in)  a garment, either yellow with a red cross worn by penitents in the Inquisition, or black with painted flames, devils, etc worn by impenitents at an auto-da-fe.
25 AYATOLLAH Ins of LA in *(at a holy)
26 OP ART Simple cha of O (love) PART (some)
27 EXTEND Cha of EX (former) TEND (nurse)
28 GRADIENT Ins of DIE (stamp) in GRANT (concede)

1 THWACK TH (THE minus last letter) WACK (Liverpudlian slang for mate)
2 INEBRIATE *(a beer in it)
3 TAKE IT LYING DOWN self-explanatory
4 APRICOT Ins of RIC (loaded or rich minus last letter) in A POT (a container)
7 LORNA Ins of R (first letter of residences) in *(LOAN)
8 TOP TABLE Ins of OPT (choose) in TABLE (fare)
9 RUMPUS RUM (strange) PUS (cat or PUSS minus last letter)
16 KITTIWAKE KITTI (sounds like KITTY, pool) + *(weak)
17 WARPLANE Cha of WARP (to turn from the right course) above LANE (channel) in this down clue.
19 RESULT *(Ulster)
20 RANCHER RAN (sprinted) C (caught) HER (that girl)
21 POST-IT cd
23 AWAIT A WAIT (delay)

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