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Financial Times 13,977 by Bradman

Posted by Jed on April 13th, 2012

Jed.

Sharp and intelligent offering from the Don today

 

 

 

 

ACROSS

7 RAILLERY banter ILL ER in RAY light

8 INDIGO colour  INDI[a] GO vitality

11 NANCY female FANCY  imagine with F changed to N

12 POISONING one boy one I SON I in PONG bad smell

13 ONEROUS heavy individual ONE ROUS[E] stir up minus E

14 ELATION high spirits [r]ELATION first letter off

15 ANYONE FOR TENNIS (YEN IN AFTERNOONS)*

18 ROOSTER chicken duck O in ROSTER list

20 SALUTED given tribute LUTE clay in SAD grave (not sure why wet and cast)

22 STAGNATED stood still A G[u]N in reported STATED

23 ROWER sportsperson line ROW ER queen

24 SERMON hidden clue wiSER MONday

25 INTERCOM company CO in IN TERM

DOWN

1 BRONTOSAURUSES (SABOTEURS RUN SO)*

2 FIANCE one looking forward to wedding FRANCE R swapped to I

3 PLAY DOWN gloss over reference to County Down in Northern Ireland

4 GRAPES OF WRATH John Steinbeck (SOFTWARE)* in GRAPH

5 ANGOLA a new AN GOAL 2nd half twisted

6 DIVISION triple definition

9 ORGANISED CRIME taking things systematically! (RECONSIDER MAGI)*

10 VICE-PRESIDENT CE church in bigwig VIP RESIDENT guest

16 YEOMANRY estate workers the old YE O fellow MAN YR<

17 ENLARGED puffed out (LAGER)* in END finish

19 TANNOY speaker parliamenT ANNOY irritate

21 THWACK strike hospital women HW in change of policy TACK

( )* = anagram    < = reverse    [ ]  = omit

One Response to “Financial Times 13,977 by Bradman”

  1. mike04 says:

    Thanks Jed.

    20ac: LUTE
    One of my dictionaries (the ODE) gives ‘liquid clay or cement used to seal a joint,
    coat a crucible, or protect a graft’ and “cast into” = “thrown into”.

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