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Financial Times 13,170 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on September 1st, 2009

Agentzero.

A good solid puzzle from Armonie.  Unfortunately the FT webmaster has apparently not yet returned from holiday–the last puzzle posted online is Friday’s.

Across
1 PARTICLE P (penny = copper) ARTICLE (item)
5 MASSIF MASS (US state) IF (providing)
9 CATAPULT A TAP (a hit) in CULT (school)
10 MOROSE R (king) in MOOSE (wild animal)
12 FEINT EIN (a, German) in FT (“us”)
13 PLASTERED P (penny) LASTED (continued) holding RE (soldier)
14 AVOWED A V (vicar) OWED (was in debt)
16 MAUDLIN homophone of Magdalen college
19 PALADIN LAD (fellow) in PAIN (agony)
21 MENAGE MEN (people) AGE (mature)
23 NEWMARKET NEW (novel) MARKET (place to sell)
25 LET-UP LE (the, French) + PUT reversed
26 THEBAN BA (bachelor) in THEN (at that time)
27 AS IT WERE *(WEARS TIE)
28 RAPIER RA (Royal Artillery = gunner) PIER (support)
29 CEREBRAL BR (bromine) in CEREAL (food)
 
Down
1 PACIFY CI (Channel Islands) F (fellow) in PAY (earnings)
2 RETRIEVAL R (Romeo) + *(RELATIVE)
3 INPUT IN (INdian leaders) PUT (presented)
4 LILY PAD *(IDYLL) around PA (parent)
6 ABOUT TURN dd This could have been ABOUT FACE, and initially I thought it was
7 SPOOR S (succeeded) POOR (mediocre)
8 FIELDING dd
11 HARM [c]HARM (trinket)
15 WIDE-AWAKE WIDE (general, as in “for a general audience”) A WAKE (watch)
17 LIGHT-YEAR LIGHT (short) YEAR (time)
18 SPINSTER SPIN (drive) + *(REST) A nice, unobtrusively placed definition (MISS)
20 NIKE N (new) IKE (old US president (Eisenhower))
21 MATISSE M (mark) + *(SIESTA)
22 APPEAL A P (piano) PEAL (sound)
24 WHELP W (women) HELP (nurse)
25 LATHE H (hour) in LATE (delayed)

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