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Financial Times 13,152 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on August 11th, 2009

Agentzero.

There must be an issue with the FT website: they have not posted any puzzles since Friday. Fortunately, the FT is the paper I read on the train this morning, so the blog will go on. A pretty easy one today from Armonie, finished well before we rolled across the Harlem River into Manhattan.

Across
1 COPIER CO (firm) PIER (support) 
4 ACCOLADE C (college) O (old) LAD  (boy) in ACE (master)
10 TOOTHSOME *(OTTO’S HOME)
11 CLUBS L (student) in CUBS (litter)
12 REED E (point) in RED (Trotskyite)
13 INCOMPLETE *(TEMPLE ICON)
15 CYCLONE ON (working) in CYCLE (period)
16 TOTTER T (tango, in the NATO phonetic alphabet) OTTER (swimmer)
19 CLOSER C (see) LOSER (failure)
21 CHOPPER H (husband) in COPPER (policeman)
23 EXPOSITION EX (former) POSITION (site)
25 SNAG S (small) NAG (shrew)
27 TRADE DART (rush) reversed + E (oriental)
28 LUCRATIVE *(VITAL CURE)
29 DILATORY *(DALI) + TORY (politician)
30 BRIEFS dd A “brief” is a slang term for a barrister, presumably drawn from the term for papers submitted in court (which are generally anything but brief)
 
Down
1 CATARACT C (caught) A TAR (a sailor) ACT (exploit)
2 PROVENCAL PROVE (establish) + *(CLAN)
3 ECHO hidden in CzECHOslovakia
5 CHEROOT HERO (brave man) in COT (bed)
6 OCCUPATION dd
7 AMUSE AM (morning) USE (service)
8 ENSUED SUE (girl) in END (reason)
9 BOUNCE B (black) OUNCE (a cat)
14 CONSISTENT SIS (sibling) in CONTENT (comfortable)
17 EXPENSIVE EX (old) PENSIVE (thoughtful)
18 PROGRESS PR (prince) OGRESS (man-eater)
20 RATTLER [p]RATTLER
21 CROUCH R (king) in COUCH (Chesterfield)
22 HEATED T.E. (Lawrence) in HEAD (supervisor)
24 PEARL P (penny) EARL (nobleman)
26 LAIR L (sinister) AIR (impression)

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