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Financial Times Prize Crossword 14,021 by Crux

Posted by flashling on June 14th, 2012

flashling.

Sil’s away with no or limited access to the internet, so you’ve got me again - I doubt he’s gone to watch the football somehow, so I return with a Crux crossword, FT Monday crosswords seem to be somewhat easy despite being prize crosswords and this was no exception.

Not being of a particularly religious bent I had to double check on 14d – he was an early Christian struck down for lying.

Across:    
1 WASHED WAS + HE + (gla)D – almost trivial start, seemed too easy.
4 LOP EARED OP in DEALER*
9 LOOSER O in LOSER – lots of folks on the internet (especially Americans) can’t get loser/looser right for some reason.
10 CONTENTS CONTENT + S
12 INERT GAS ANGRIEST*
13 ANNEXE ANNE + X(ten, number) + E(nergy)
15 SLEW WELS(h) reversed
16 EVEN HANDED Cryptic Def
19 RESTAURANT [NATURES ART]*
20 LAIC LA + I.C.
23 PRIMUS PRIM (Victorian) + US
25 PASSABLE PASS + ABLE
27 PACK IT IN PACK + I + TIN
28 GROCER Hom of GROSSER
29 RARITIES IT in SIERRA*
30 FRESCO FRES(h) + CO(balt)
Down:    
1 WELLIES WELL + I.E. + S(uede)
2 SCORELESS Cryptic double definition – score less i.e. lose
3 ELECTS (s)ELECTS with or without first letter
5 OBOE O in O.B.E.
6 ESTONIAN S(pades) in ETON + IAN
7 RANGE Scottish club RANGE(rs) truncated – although Rangers seem in danger of going out of business
8 DISTEND DIST(ance) + END
11 CARVERY CAR + VERY see 19 not often all that hot in several ways in my experience ;-)
14 ANANIAS [AN ASIAN]* see preamble
17 NATURIST A in [IT TURNS]*
19 REPAPER It’s a palindrome hence “about the same”
21 CHEERIO CHEER + 10
22 USUSER No P in USUR(p)ER
24 IN CAR Cryptic DD
26 FINE F(urther) I(njustice) N(o one) E(xpects)

 

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