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Financial Times 13,441 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on July 29th, 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 19 July 2010
Mr Smoothie is back again with his unique brand of slick surface and economy of words for his clues. Very few wasted words and yet so smooth, the surfaces

ACROSS
1 REDBRICK Cha of RED (ruddy) BRICK (good fellow) denoting an English university founded in the 19c or first half of the 20c, contrasted with Oxford and Cambridge.
5 ABROAD Cha of AB (able-bodied seaman or sailor or tar or salt or Jack, from Jack tar) ROAD (way)
9 MASSACRE Cha of MASS (service) ACRE (area)
10 CREELS C (100 or many) REELS (spinners) baskets used by fishermen
12 ETHOS *(so the)
13 VINDICATE V (5 or small number) INDICATE (show)
14 ORDAIN *(road) IN, what a slick surface
16 ANTIQUE AN (indefinite article) + *(quiet) another smoothie
19 DREAMED Ins of ME in DREAD (great fear)
21 AERIAL cd
23 TREASURED Ins of SURE (bound) in TREAD (step)
25 RAISE Sounds like RAYS (fish)
26 ORCHID *(choir) + D (1000, number)
27 STALLION *(lost nail)
28 SILENT *(listen)
29 PRESERVE Cha of P (piano or quiet) RE (about) SERVE (suit)

DOWN
1 ROMMEL Ins of MM (Military Medal) in *(role)
2 DISCHARGE dd
3 REAMS RE (concerning) AM’S (morning’s)
4 CARAVAN What a splendid cd. Wish I had thought of it before
6 BARRISTER cd
7 OPERA Cha of OP (opus, work) ERA (time)
8 DISHEVEL *(she-devil)
11 INCA INC (incorporated) A
15 ADMISSION AD (advertisement or commercial) MISSION (office)
17 QUALIFIER Another excellent cd
18 EDITIONS *(into side)
20 DARK D (first letter of deck) ARK (old ship)
21 AUDITOR cd
22 SEANCE Cha of SEAN (common Irish name) CE (Church of England)
24 EXCEL Ins of XC (90) in EEL (fish)
25 RULES dd alluding to Australian rules, an Australian version of football played by eighteen a side with an oval ball

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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