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Financial Times 13,363 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on April 29th, 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 19 April 2010
Another light and easy start to the week with Dante and his brand of crisp and slick clues always put together with smooth surfaces.
Most solvers will smile at A Split Personality

ACROSS
1 RECENT Ins of CE (Church of England) in RENT (schism)
4 SNAPSHOT Cha of SNAP (card game) SHOT (gunned down)
9 FOMENT Ins of OMEN (prediction) in FT
10 SEMOLINA *(a lemon is)
12 STRAIGHT Ins of TRA (rev of ART, craft) in SIGHT (view)
13 <a href=’http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestus’>
CESTUS </a> cd for this ancient battle glove
15 LESS LESS (ON)
16 PROUD BOAST Proud (immodest) Boast (assertion)
19 PSYCHOPATH *(P, quiet SHY CHAP TO)
20 ABBE (Y) esp in France, a courtesy title for a priest, an ecclesiastic in minor orders, or for a tutor or holder of a benefice, even if a layman.
23 CANOPY Ins of AN (article) in COPY (duplicate)
25 ANIMATED *(diet a man)
27 DIVORCEE What an original cd
28 HOT AIR Any explanation would be superfluous
29 RELENTED Ins of LENT (advanced) in REED (rush)
30 ATTEND Cha of A TT (Tourist trophy motorbike race on Isle of Man) END (tip)

DOWN
1 REFUSAL dd a horse not jumping when required to
2 CAMERA-SHY Cha of CAME (advanced) RA (gunners or Royal Artillery) SHY (nervous)
3 NUNCIO Ins of C (circa or about) in *(UNION) an ambassador from the Pope; a messenger; a person who brings tidings.
5 NEED NEE (born in French) D (died)
6 PROVERBS dd
7 HOIST Ins of I (one) in HOST (many)
8 TRANSIT *(Tristan)
11 THERAPY *(pray the)
14 BUNTING dd a small finch-like bird of the subfamily Emberizinae
17 ARBITRATE *(bar attire)
18 CHAPERON cd
19 PICADOR Cha of PI (pious or sanctimonious) CAD (bounder) OR for a mounted bullfighter with a lance.
21 ENDURED *(nude) RED (embarrassed)
22 IMPOST I’M POST (picket)
24 NAVEL NAVE (part of church) L (left) Which reminds me … “What does the Pope do when he is in the bathtub?”
“He contemplates on the problem of the unemployed” :-)
26 CEDE Sounds like SEED (what is sown)

Key to abbreviations
dd = double definition
dud = duplicate definition
tichy = tongue-in-cheek type
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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