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Financial Times 13,169 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on September 10th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 31 August 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

Another smooth opening to the FT week. Nothing very taxing.

ACROSS
1 YES-MEN Ins of S (first letter of serving) in YEMEN (Asian republic)
4 COMMERCE Ins of MM (thousands) in COERCE (force)
9 EMBOSS EM (rev of ME) BOSS (supervise)
10 HANDSOME Cha of HAND (applause) SOME (a few)
12 DILATORY *(laid) TORY (politician)
13 ERRATA Ins of RAT (rev of Jack TAR, sailor) in ERA (time)
15 DEEP dd
16 INDUSTRIAL Cha of INDUS (Indian river creatively disguised as long distance runner like Sebastian Coe) TRIAL (rehearsal)
19 SINGLED OUT SING (give voice) + Led out (escorted from the scene)
20 SCOT Ins of CO (company) in ST (street or way)
23 ISOBAR Cha of IS O (nothing) BAR (but)
25 STINGRAY Ins of RA (Royal Academy or artist) in STINGY (tightfisted)
27 OUTDATED OUT (abroad) DATED (went out)
28 GENORA *(orange)
29 SHORED UP *(or pushed)
30 TEASEL *(a steel)
DOWN
1 YIELDED dd
2 SUBALTERN *(but learns)
3 ERSATZ *(tears) + Z (Zulu leader)
5 OVAL Cha of OVA (eggs) L (first letter of light)
6 MODERATE MODE (way) RATE (speed)
7 RIOJA *(jar I O)
8 EYEBALL Beautiful &lit cd
11 GRENADE *(range) + DE (of in French)
14 AUGUSTE Cha of August (month) + E (last letter of collegE; a circus clown of the white-faced, bungling type.
17 INCURIOUS Cha of INCUR (to get into ) IOUS (debt)
18 CLEAVAGE cd
19 SAILORS cd
21 TRYSAIL Cha of TRY (test) SAIL (canvas)
22 ANNEXE Sounds like “an x”
24 OUTDO Cha of OUT (dismissed) DO (party)
26 BEAU Cha of BE (live) A U (posh)

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