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Financial Times 13,163 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on September 3rd, 2009

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Monday Prize Crossword on 24 August 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

Quite an easy introduction to the week. I just wonder whether anybody does this puzzle. I ask because there does not seem to be any response to this Monday FT blog for a long long time and it is beginning to feel a tad eerie and lonely here.
ACROSS
1 DICKY BOW Cha of DICKY (not in good condition) BOW (Clara, It Girl)
6 PANTRY Ins of ANT (worker) in PRY (enquire too intrusively)
9 AS WELL A Swell ()
10 ST ALBANS *(basalt’s n)
11 JEST Ins of S (south pole) in JET (aircraft)
12 TRENCH FOOT *(French too t)
14 WATERLOO *(a lot wore)
16 OVER dd
18 LIDO Cha of LID (hat) O (nothing)
19 WELL TO DO Cha of WELL (source of oil) TO DO (meet one’s needs)
21 PEN FRIENDS PEN (enclosure) = Ins of R (Republican) in FIENDS (enthusiasts)
22 ETCH ha to decorate (metal) by engraving
24 CAST IRON Cha of CAST (found) IRON (golf club)
26 MOONIE Cha of MO (moment or second) + ins of I (one) in ONE a member of the Unification Church, a sect founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon.
27 ODENSE O (circle) DENSE (crowded)
28 TENOR SAX *(Rex sat on)

DOWN
2 ISSUE I’S (one’s) SUE (take legal action)
3,13 KEEP THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR Tichy (tongue in cheek) clue which brought out a wry smile
4 BELITTLE *(Bette ill)
5 WASTE NOT WANT NOT *(Satan went to town)
6 PLAICE sounds like place
7 NOB dd
8 RUN TO SEED Run (manage) to see (to meet up) D (daughter)
15 ALICE BAND Simple cha
17 FLASHMAN Flash (vulgar) MAN (soldier) Flashman is the bully in Tom Brown’s Schooldays, a novel by Thomas Hughes first published in 1857
20 FIERCE *(fire) + CE (Church of England)
23 CHINA Chin (punch) A ; Cockney rhyming slang for mate, China plate
25 TIN dd

One Response to “Financial Times 13,163 – Falcon”

  1. Jacq says:

    The eerie world of the FT prize crossword blogger huh?

    I do this puzzle every week but I think I’m in the minority.

    They’re usually good quality but not overly taxing.

    Didn’t get FLASHMAN.

    Jacq

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