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Financial Times 14,037 by Sleuth

Posted by Jed on June 22nd, 2012


An agreeable start to the day





9 PEN-PUSHER (cog in office) N in PEP (go) USHER (escort)

10 BLAIR (Tony) B (secondary) LAIR (haunt)

11 CHEETAH (fast animal) sounds like CHEATER (sharp)

12 DIAGRAM (outline) AGRA (city) in DIM (obscure)

13 EAT (take in) hidden in [program]E AT[tentively]

14 EIFFEL TOWER (noted landmark) (RELIEF TO FEW)*

17 FORTE (speciality) FORT (keep) E (English)

18OVA (eggs) sounds like OVER (deliveries)

19 URBAN (built-up area) [d]URBAN

21 SOUP KITCHEN(homeless facility) SO (note) UP (increased) KIT (equipment) CHE (revolutionary) N (name)

23 TAR (sailor) TAR[t]

25 EVERTON (team) (OVER NET)*

27 HUMDRUM (monotonous) HUM (stench) DRUM (oil drum)

28 AESOP (fable writer) A P[R]OSE<

29 SPRINGBOK (Rugby International) SP (special) RING (area) B (black) OK (approval)


1 APACHE (tribal type) H (hospital) in APACE (swiftly)

2 ANCESTOR (up family tree) (ONES CAT)* R[escue]

3 TURTLE-NECK (clothing) LEN (man) in TEC (detective) all in TURK (European)

4 SHAH (ruler) (HAS)* H (hotel)

5 BRIDLEPATH (way for riders) RID (free) L (liberal) PE< all in BATH (historic city)

6 ABBA (group) B (book) in A BA (a graduate)

7 MARROW (vegetable) MAR (damage) ROW (dispute)

8 TRIMARAN (boat) TRIM (smart) A (associate) RAN (managed)


16 TOURNAMENT (series of games) TOUR (outing) NAME (celebrity) NT (Northern Territory)

17 FOSSE WAY (traditional route) F (fine) OS (ordinary seaman) EW (directions) in SAY (perhaps)

20 BATHROBE (garment) A THROB in B[outiqu]E

22 UNEASE (discomfort) UNE (a in French) S (soprano) in A [op]E[ra]

24 REMAKE (new film version) ME< in RAKE (skinny person)

26 TYPE (variety) hidden in [tas]TY PE[aches]

27 HORN (instrument) sounds like Goldie HAWN

( )* = anagram    [ ] = omit    < = reverse

2 Responses to “Financial Times 14,037 by Sleuth”

  1. Pelham Barton says:

    Thanks Sleuth for a pleasant puzzle and Jed for the blog.

    27dn: I thought of Lena Horne here, but Goldie Hawn works just as well.

  2. Abby says:

    Oh, “Hawn” I like. I thought of Horne or Harpe as a name (in the US, “horn” and “hawn” don’t sound at all alike from most speakers), and went with horn as being more culturally significant, but still didn’t like it. Sorry, forgot where we were for a minute. :-)

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