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Financial Times 13,983 by Sleuth

Posted by Jed on April 20th, 2012


Straightforward puzzle today from Sleuth





1 REMARK comment RE about MARK point for merit

4 ASTERISK sign A STE[p] part of stairs RISK hazard

10 CAVALCADE procession CAVA wine L left CADE[t] trainee short

11 OLIVE oil, zero live – all recorded

12 SUET fat “sue it”

13 PINA COLADA cocktail PIN A COLA secure a drink DA legal figure

15 ANOMALY irregular feature A MA in (ONLY)*

16 DAINTY fastidious D daughter AIN’T Y unknown

19 CREASE cricket reference R[efinery] in CEASE stop

21 AMALGAM blend ALGA seaweed in A MM millimetre

23 PROSCIUTTO cold meat C cold in (TOURIST)* with river PO outside


27 ENNUI weary feeling hidden in salesmEN NUIsances

28 TACTICIAN strategist, start of play ACT I in (ANTIC)*

29 PARTNERS associates, normal PAR TONERS minus  O

30 ENZYME protein, yard Y in eastern New Zealand ENZ + ME


1 RICKSHAW man-drawn carriage HAW fruit after RICKS haystacks

2 MOVIEGOER  short film watcher VIE struggle GO game all in (ROME)*

3 RILE bother RI[f]LE

5 STEWARD college caterer, trouble STEW a street A RD

6 ECONOMICAL careful, English firm ECO N number (CLAIM)*

7 IBIZA trade commonly BIZ in IA Iowa State

8 KEEGAN former footballer ‘ enthusiastic KEEN about GA[me]

9 FAMILY line, china abroad – fiend in French AMI in FLY surreptitious

14 JAMAICA INN novel,  judge J murderer CAIN in A MAIN a leading


18 EMINENCE distinction, artist Tracey EMIN change PENCE minus P

20 EQUATOR important line (TO SQUARE)* minus S for sun

21 ATTACK strongly criticize, volunteers turning TA< TACK action course

22 UPKEEP maintenance, at uni UP KEEP castle

24 OWNER possessor, antipathy DOWNER minus first letter

26 SIGN token “SINE” maths function

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


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