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Financial Times no. 14, 028 by Armonie

Posted by flashling on June 12th, 2012

flashling.

Your regular blogger Scchua is away, so you’ve got me today folks as the occasional stand-in for my first FT blog.

Never knowingly done an Armonie before but found this pretty straighforward. I’d not come across the term at 23a but it does appear in the Chambers I’ve got.

Across:

1 KEROSINE Eros in Kine (cattle)
5 THRASH TH(e) + RASH
9 TIDINESS DINE in SIT rev + S(on)
10 BRUTAL RUT in B.A. + L
12 CLOSE C(onservative) + LOSE
13 REMAINDER A in REMINDER
14 TOM TOM Double Definition, this rhyme.
16 TRANSIT T(ory) + RAN + SIT
19 LAYETTE YET in LATE
21 STERNE Hom of STERN
23 VERY LIGHT A type of flare, VERY (too) LIGHT (faint)
25 BELLE BELL + E
26 THIRST [T SHIRT]*
27 FRENETIC [IF RECENT]*
28 DESERT DES(s)ERT
29 SEASONED SON in SEA + ED(ition)
Down:    
1 KITSCH KIT’S + C.H.
2 RADIOLOGY [GO DAILY OR]*
3 SINCE C(aught) in SINE, a trigonometry relationship
4 NOSTRUM N + (h)OST + RUM
6 HERMITAGE M(oney) in HERITAGE
7 ACTED CADET*
8 HILARITY IT in HILARY
11 EMIT TIME rev
15 TOTALISER The Tote – ARISTOTLE*
17 SINGLETON Double definition
18 ELEVATED (E + V(ictory)) in ELATED
20 EDGE Hidden in nakED GEnius
21 SET FREE SET + FREE
22 FENCED FENCE + D(ied)
24 RUINS I(taly) in RUNS
25 BONUS B(orn) + ONUS

 

 

6 Responses to “Financial Times no. 14, 028 by Armonie”

  1. crypticsue says:

    Fairly straightforward. Somewhat surprised that you haven’t heard of a VERY LIGHT. Been in more crosswords than this long time solver cares to remember. Thanks for the blog and to Armonie too.

  2. Eileen says:

    Thanks, flashling, for the blog, and Armonie for the puzzle.

    I know VERY LIGHT [only] from crosswords, too.

    I read 29ac as A SON [an issue] in SEED [offspring] – but the cryptic grammar doesn’t really work.

  3. flashling says:

    @CS well OK I’ve only been doing these things for 25 years, a mere stripling but I’ve not knowingly seen it before and with my explosive hobby that surprises me even more, @Eileen I wasn’t convinced either – still too late to care now.

  4. JollySwagman says:

    I read 29a as:

    offspring: SEED
    harbour: includicator (imperative)
    an issue: A SON

    So SE(A SON)ED

  5. JollySwagman says:

    Oops E @#2 already said that – but I think the logic’s OK if you treat harbour as imperative.

  6. JollySwagman says:

    Very lights are flares used for signalling at sea.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_light

    The usual wikipedia search doesn’t seem to locate it.

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