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Financial Times 13,195 / Satori

Posted by Gaufrid on September 30th, 2009

Gaufrid.

A generally straightforward puzzle today with accurate cluing in most instances though 11a was a little misleading in that ‘grain’ needed to provide ‘crop’ and ‘store’ ‘silo’ whereas a silo is a grain store.

Across
1 PROVERB  ROVER (dog) in PB (lead)
5 THEOREM  ORE (mineral deposit) in THEM (the others)
9 COPED  P (quietly) in CO-ED (both sexes)
10 TRUNCHEON  RUN (speed) CHE (revolutionary) in TON (100)
11 ACROPOLIS  A CROP (grain) SILO (store) reversed
12 EXERT  EX[p]ERT (pundit with no pressure)
13 DOUGH  DO (the same, ditto) UGH (repugnant sound)
15 FORTUNATE  TUNA (fish) in FORTE (strength)
18 STEAMED UP  d&cd
19 RABID  *(A BIRD)
21 ASDIC  A CID’S (detective group’s) reversed
23 BILATERAL  *(BARE IT ALL)
25 DECADENCE  DECADE (years) [o]NCE
26 WRING  homophone of ‘ring’ (telephone when talking)
27 MORELLO  MORE (extra) L (large) LO (look)
28 TORRENT  R (river) in TO RENT (for hire)

Down
1 POCHARD  CHAR (fish) in POD (whale group)
2 OPPORTUNE  OP (work) TUN (barrel) in PORE (small opening)
3 END UP  [s]END UP (start off parody)
4 BOTTLE-FED  *(TO BE LEFT) D (day)
5 TRUSS  dd
6 EXCHEQUER  EX (former) homophone of ‘checker’ (investigator)
7 REEVE  E (drug) in EVER (always) reversed
8 MANATEE  ATE (goddess) in MANE (hair)
14 HOMICIDAL  *(ACID) in HOMIL[y] (endless sermon)
16 REPELLENT  ELL (old measure) in REPENT (show contrition)
17 AUBERGINE  *(ARE BEGUN I)
18 STARDOM  A in ST RD (two ways) OM (gong)
20 DELIGHT  DE (of, in French) LIGHT (land)
22 DECOR  DEC (month) OR (gold)
23 BINGO  hidden in ‘cuB IN GOod’
24 TOWER  *(WROTE)

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