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Financial Times 13,267 / Cincinnus

Posted by Gaufrid on December 23rd, 2009

Gaufrid.

I don’t remember Cincinnus appearing on a Wednesday before. Fortunately this was one of his easier puzzles as I am very short of time due to an emergency appointment at the dentist before he closes for Christmas. Please excuse any errors or typos caused by my haste.

Across
1 IMPORT dd
4 BASSISTS B[and] ASSISTS (helps)
9 MELBA cd
10 DICKY-BIRD as a child would say
11 BANDAGE BAND (group) AGE (long time)
12 EVIDENT 1 D[own] in EVENT (happening)
13 LUST US in LT (officer)
14 CLERIHEW CLERI[c] (man of the cloth cut) HEW (cut)
17 ACID DROP CID (police) in A DROP (a ditch)
19 SLUT *(LUST) (13)
22 COBBLER dd
24 PLATOON PLATO (philosopher) ON
25 MACHINATE CHINA (country) in MATE (comrade)
26 SMITH dd
27 SPYGLASS SPY (agent) G (good) LASS (girl)
28 LEDGER LEDGE (shelf) R (right)

Down
1 IMMOBILE 1 M (one mile) MOBILE (city in Alabama)
2 POLYNESIA PO[l]LY (heartless girl) *(IN SEA)
3 REAGAN R[emot]E AGA[i]N
5 ARC DE TRIOMPHE C[entury] in *(EMPEROR HAD IT)
6 STYLISH STY (pen) IS in LH (left hand)
7 SEIZE homophone of ‘sees’ (witnesses)
8 SEDATE hidden in ‘compoSED AT Ease’
10 DIE FLEDERMAUS *(AMUSED FIELDER) – ref. a Strauss opera
15 WALLOWING W[eather] ALLOWING (permitting)
16 AT ANCHOR homophone of ‘a tanker’
18 ILL WILL ILL (ailing) WILL (bard)
20 SCAMPS P (quiet) in SCAMS (swindles)
21 HASSLE *(LASHES)
23 BACCY CAB (vehicle) reversed C[oventr]Y

One Response to “Financial Times 13,267 / Cincinnus”

  1. Conrad Cork says:

    The usual elegance and wit from this setter. A real pleasure.

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