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Financial Times 13,459 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on August 19th, 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 9 August 2010
Another gentle start to the week.

ACROSS
1 CONTAMINATED *(no admittance)
10 ENTREAT EN (40% of greEN) TREAT (party)
11 WAR HERO Cha of WAR (fight) HER O (love)
12 WIPER WIFE minus FE + PER (each)
13 EMPYREAL Ins of PYRE (bonfire) in *(meal)
15 RED HERRING Wonder whether I should call this a dd
16 STEW *(sweat minus a, one)
18 HYPE Ins of Y (symbol for unknown in algebra) P (first letter of people) in HE
20 LOVE POTION Cha of LOVE (nothing in game score) PORTION (helping) minus R (right away)
22  NONSENSE Cha of NON (French for no) SENSE (pick up)
24 SINEW *(wines)
26 STIMULI Ins of U (university) in *(limits)
27 CAMPION CHAMPION (Victor) minus H (heart)
28 FRANKINCENSE Cha of FRANK (open) INCENSE (anger) In Christian tradition, the Magi are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense.

DOWN
2 OCTOPOD Ins of OP (work) in *(DOCTOR minus R)
3 THEORISE *(otherwise minus W)
4 MITE Sounds like MIGHT (power)
5 NEWSMONGER Cha of NEWS (report) MON (my in French) GER (German) Rupert is hardly this; more a press baron
6 TARRY Prince HARRY with T (time) in place of H (hospital)
7 DEEPEST Cha of DEE (river) PEST (bug)
8 SEAWORTHINESS *(new air hostess)
9 FOLLOWING WIND cd
14 BROOMSTICK cd
17 CONSOMME CON (study) SOMME (famous 1916 battle in WWI)
19 PONTIFF PON (rev of National Opinion Poll) TIFF (quarrel)
21 INNUITS IN NUIT’S (French for night’s like in Bon Nuit)
23 ERUCA rha for a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae.
25 SCAN cd alluding to the Medical ultrasonography, the medical procedure for examining internal structures, especially when applied to developing foetuses in the womb aka SCAN

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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