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Financial Times 14,013 by Flimsy

Posted by Jed on May 25th, 2012

Jed.

Lucid and far from flimsy fare

 

 

 

 

ACROSS

1 SECONDHAND dd

7 COKE pop OK certainly in CE church

9 OBOE hidden backwards in sterEO BOoming

10 RETRACTION withdrawal TR in REACTION

11 ARMADA ships MAD reckless in A RA a rear admiral

12 EYESIGHT vision homophone I SITE

13 DOMINEER boss MINE wealth in DOER agent

15 TOWN Ripley (Derbyshire) W women in anagram (alien) of NOT

17 ESPY clock [T](YPES)*

19 PROTRACT increase PRO for TRACT period

22 LONE WOLF (FELLOW NO)*

23 EXOCET tactical missile OC in river EXE [bai]T

25 KINGFISHER flyer, government G in (FRESH INK I)*

26 ANTI not in favour ANTI[QUES]

27 ISLE S small L[and] in IE that is

28 NOTEWORTHY big laddiE in (TOY THROWN)*

DOWN

2 EMBARGO boycott B[owls] in (GAME OR)*

3 OMEGA letter O MEGA nothing great

4 DARK AGES DA[d] K king in RAGES

5 AT THE DROP OF A HAT dd

6 DEADEN numb hidden in insiDE A DENtist

7 CAT LITTER ‘dropping’ tray (C IT LATER)*

8 KNOW-HOW studious person WONK< (WHO)*

14 IVY LEAGUE universities (I LEAVE GUY)*

16 HOMEBREW alcohol HOME in BR Britain WE<

18 STORIES lies S[pread] TORIES

20 CHEETAH fast runner HE in (CHEAT)*

21 POTION concoction OP< work up (INTO)*

24 ON AIR put out hidden backwards in [Ma]RIA NO[w]

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

 

3 Responses to “Financial Times 14,013 by Flimsy”

  1. crypticsue says:

    Definitely not flimsy, some of it put up quite a fight, although I don’t know why as on a second look it is all fairly obvious. Thanks to setter and blogger

  2. Wanderer says:

    Thanks Jed and Flimsy. Favourites 22 LONE WOLF and 27 ISLE, both seemed pretty much perfect.

  3. Richard says:

    Very good lunchtime solve. Only 13 threw us.

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