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Financial Times 13,193 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on October 8th, 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 28 September 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

Nice start to the FT week. Nothing very taxing and some lovely surfaces.

ACROSS
1 FOOT SOLDIER Cha of FOOTS (pays for) +ins of I (one) in OLDER (senior)
7 AIM AI (a-one, first class) M (motorway)
9 SPLIT dd a port in Croatia
10 TOP DRAWER Rev of REWARD (prize) POT (trophy)
11 IN GENERAL Cha of IN (home) GENERAL (army officer)
12 TALON ha
13 ARTISAN (p) artisan
15 ERNE ERNIE (forename of Els, the South African golfer) minus I
18 ANNA ha
20 DIALECT Ins of ALE (beer) in DICT (abbreviation for dictionary, indicated by concise, which is also a name for a dictionary, very clever)
23 NORMA Normal (typical) minus L
24 CAPARISON Ins of A Paris (a European capital) in CON (convict or prisoner)
26 SAN MARINO *(Romanians)
27 GOFER G *(for + E)
28 TRY dd
29 DONKEY DERBY Cha of DON (pot on) KEY (essential) DERBY (hat)

DOWN
1,2 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS *(last five) O (round) FLIGHTS (trips by air) Whilst the Jews have their Hannukkah, the Hindus have their Deepavali
3 SATAN S (shocked initially) AT A N (name)
4 LATER ON *(learn to)
5 IMPULSE Ins of U in *(simple)
6 RURITANIA Ins of RITA (girl) in RUN (race) + I A (one over a). Nice surface for that classic cd Land of Hope (9) For the uninitiated, Anthony Hope wrote The Prisoner of Zenda, based in a fictitious country called Ruritania.
7 AS WELL A (article) SWELL (inflation)
8 MARINA Ins of R (right) in MAIN (KEY) A
14,16 SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR *(to one fans are yards)
17 STINGRAY Ins of RAW (uncooked) minus W in STINGY (mean)
19 AUCTION Ins of U (posh) in ACTION
(legal suit)
20 DEPLORE *(old peer)
21 UNUSED Suspect dd (water from the same well?)
22 BRANDY Cha of Brand (label) Y (first letter of yellow)
25 RIGID Ins of GI (soldier) in RID (free)

3 Responses to “Financial Times 13,193 – Falcon”

  1. Bradman says:

    As Quixote, I sympathise with Falcon, so there’s at least one comment. What happened to the Thursday Bradman blog though?!

  2. Gaufrid says:

    It will be posted shortly. Apologies for the delay, I failed to notice that the scheduled bogger went AWOL yesterday.

  3. Uncle Yap says:

    Hurray, there is sign of life after all in the FT blogs … it has been getting lonelier and lonelier (sigh)

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