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Financial Times 13,853 /Orense

Posted by Gaufrid on November 17th, 2011

Gaufrid.

Apologies for the late appearance of this post but I’ve been out and hadn’t noticed that the scheduled blogger had not turned up.  I’ve got to go out again so this has been a very quick (40 minute) solve and blog so there is only an analysis of the clues and no time to add any comments or to check for any errors or typos.

Across
1 FOOD PROCESSOR cryptic def.
10 CREEL C[haracte]R  EEL (fish)
11 BAIN-MARIE *(MAIN) in BRIE (cheese)
12 TOASTIE TOAST (drink to health) IE (that’s)
13 STIRS UP STIR (prison) S[o]UP (broth with no end of tomato)
14 RAITA [t]RAIT (topping characteristic) A (Australian)
16 IN ESSENCE *(SENSE) in [pr]INCE (Charles, for example, without PR)
19 LANGOUSTE *(LOAN GET US)
20 SAGES SAGE (green) S[alad]
22 NARROWS N (northern) ARROWS (missiles)
25 GELATIN TALE (lie) reversed in GIN (short)
27 DOG VIOLET *(I’VE GOT OLD)
28 ROAST double def.
29 PRESSURE COOKER cryptic def.
 
Down
2 OPERATION PE (exercises) in ORATION (speech)
3 DELFT L[oads] in DEFT (skilful)
4 ROBBERIES [ag]E[nt] in *(OR BRIBES)
5 CHIPS C (cold) HIPS (joints)
6 SYMBIOSIS *(I MISS BOYS)
7 ORRIS OR (gold) [b]R[a]I[d]S
8 STEEPLE STEEP (expensive) [f]LE[w]
9 SCOTER SCO[o]TER
15 APOLOGIES A POLO (game) GI[v]ES
17 ENERGETIC *(GENRE) CITE (quote) reversed
18 NEGOTIATE *(TOE-EATING)
19 LINED UP LINE (queue) D[espair] UP (ahead) &lit
21 SENATE hidden in ‘worSEN A TEndency’
23 ROGUE GO (shot) reversed in RUE (Parisian street)
24 SOLAR L (left) in SOAR (fly high)
26 LARGO L (learner) A R (right) GO (crack)

 

3 Responses to “Financial Times 13,853 /Orense”

  1. crypticsue says:

    I thought this a very nice somewhat foody themed crossword today, thank you to Orense and to Gaufrid for the blog.

  2. Keeper says:

    (I’m catching up on two weeks’ worth of crosswords — hoping that someone will stumble across this late post and help me out…)

    In 25ac, how does short = GIN? Is Cockney rhyming slang involved here?

    In 18d, how does “Yes” provide the definition for NEGOTIATE?

  3. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Keeper
    25ac: gin, whisky, rum etc all ‘shorts’.

    In 18dn, the definition is ‘treat’. The ‘Yes’ is indicating that it is serving as both an anagram indicator and the definition.

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