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Financial Times 13,989 by Falcon

Posted by Jed on April 27th, 2012

Jed.

Clear and concise clueing from Falcon today

 

 

 

ACROSS

1 LABRADOR (L ABROAD)* R[ex]

6 SHABBY SH quiet (BABY)*

9 BEDLAM pandemonium BED plot LAM strike

10 SUITABLE fit SUIT cards ABLE

11 STAY check S second TAY river

12 SWITCHBACK rollercoaster SWITCH divert BACK second

14 SCORPION house of Zodiac SCORPIO [plaype]N

16 UTAH state, hidden in withoUTAHome

18 SPIV VIPS<

19 OVERDRAW stretch truth OVER concerning DRAW lottery

21 METROPOLIS capital ME (SILO container PORT)< backing

22 RUBY girl RUGBY school losing middle letter

24 BRACELET band BRACE couple LET hired

26 OEUVRE work [man]OEUVRE

27 PRONTO quickly (NO PORT)*

28 EVENSONG service EVERSO still NG no good

DOWN

2 ADEPT expert in A DEPT

3 RALLY DRIVER demonstration RALLY golf club DRIVER

4 DOMESTIC dd

5 RUSSIAN ROULETTE act of bravado – one bullet in gun chamber

6 SNITCH tell tales NIT fool in SCH school

7 AGA commander A[ugusta] GA Georgia

8 BALACLAVA dd

13 BLUNDERBUSS gun B US black American in BLUNDERS

15 CUPBEARER Hebe was cupbearer of Olympus C UP BEARER messenger

17 GEMSTONE clue 22a RUBY (SOME GENT)*

20 APOLLO handsome man A POLL a ballot O oscar

23 BARON nobleman BAR pub ON working

25 CAN naval slang for depth charge C chapter AN a new

dd = double definition    < = reverse    ( )* = anagram    [ ] = omit

One Response to “Financial Times 13,989 by Falcon”

  1. Richard says:

    All good except 14 & 15.

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