Posted by Pete Maclean on May 10th, 2012
Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 28, 2012
Here is another cracking Cincinnus sporting a repeated clue with different answers (20A and 27A), an outstanding anagram in 22A (BY ALL MEANS), and a couple of other gems in 13D (ARCHIMEDES) and 24D (ARNE).
1. MACEDONIA – anagram of A COMEDIAN
6. PLEAD – P[unk] + LEAD (heavy metal)
9. BLIND – double definition
10. RECURRENT – R[ar]E + CURRENT (flower)
11. LA GIOCONDA – IOC (sporty body, i.e. the International Olympic Committee) in LAGONDA (car). La Gioconda is another name the painting that is best known to English speakers as the Mona Lisa.
12. STUN – NUTS (crackpots) backwards
14. BOILERS – BO[w]LERS (cricketers) with I (one) replacing W (wickets)
15. APRICOT – RIC[e] (cereal, mostly) in A (a) POT (container)
17. ARMREST – M (mate) in ARREST (check)
19. SCHEMER – anagram of M[a]RCHESE
20. SITE – homophone (“sight”)
22. BY ALL MEANS – anagram of BALLYMENAS
25. CAPERNAUM – anagram of CAR UP AMEN
26. DRAMA – DRAM (drink) + A (a)
27. SCENE – homophone (“seen”)
28. LONG SINCE – LONG (hanker) + SINCE (as)
1. MABEL – M (married) + ABEL (man). This clue could just as well clue MADAM.
2. CLINGFILM – CLING (hang) + FILM (picture)
3. DID YOU EVER – Y[outh] in DIDO (queen) + anagram of REVUE
4. NARROWS – [chairma]N + ARROWS (directors)
5. ARCADIA – CAD (swine) in ARIA (song)
6. PERT – hidden word
7. EVERT – double definition
8. DETONATOR – NOTED (observed) backwards + A (a) + TOR (hill)
13. ARCHIMEDES – anagram of HIDES CREAM. I love the surface!
14. BRASSICAS – BRASS (money) + I (one) + CAS[t] (almost threw away). The swedes here, in the cryptic reading, are vegetables.
16. COME AGAIN – double definition
18. TRYSAIL – anagram of R[o]YALIST
19. SOLOMON – SOLO (not attended) + MO (second) + N (knight)
21. TEPEE – [pu]T + EPEE (sword)
23. STATE – double/cryptic definition
24. ARNE – A[r]R[a]N[g]E[r] (arranger, oddly enough)