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Financial Times Prize no.14033 by Dante

Posted by flashling on June 28th, 2012

flashling.

Sil is still out of the country and back in the Netherlands having his plumbing sorted out, so I’m again standing in for him. The puzzle is from Monday 18th June.

As ever lots of cryptic and double definitions as is Dante/Rufus’s style. Oh to correct any misunderstanding it’s his place he owns and is trying to sell that has the plumbing problem not Sil personally. :-)

Across:

1 PATENT Double definition
4 SAUSAGES (A + USAGE) in S.S. (on board ship)
9 ADMITS (MAIDST[one])*
10 MAGNOLIA [ANIMAL GO]*
12 FLOURISH DD
13 SCONCE DD
15 LAID DIAL rev.
16 DRAWBRIDGE Cryptic DD
19 FREE FOR ALL DD
20 IMAM I’M + A + M(uslim)
23 NICKED DD
25 STAND FOR DD
26 AGITATOR DD Type of washing machine
27 PLOUGH To fail at Oxford U.
28 LIFELINE 1 in L + FELINE
29 BRIDAL CD
Down:    
1 PLAYFUL [FULL PAY]*
2 TEMPORISE TEMPO + RISE
3 NOTARY NO. + A in TRY
5 AJAR A + JAR
6 SINECURE IN in SECURE
7 GOLAN [A LONG]*
8 SCALENE (A + L) in SCENE type of triangle
11 USURERS UR in USERS
14 TWELFTH DD glorious/twelfth/night
17 DUMBFOUND DUMB + FOUND
18 AFTER ALL DD
19 FANTAIL [IN A FLAT]*
21 MARSHAL DD
22 ANTLER CD
24 CHIEF I in CHEF
26 MOON MOO + N(orth)

 

 

3 Responses to “Financial Times Prize no.14033 by Dante”

  1. Bamberger says:

    The NE was blank for me not helped by looking at 4a ?a???g?? and cabbages immediately springing to mind. Too many times I have failed to write in a correct answer because I couldn’t see the wordplay but of course when I do write it in ….

    I don’t think I’ve come across 2d temporise before nor sconce meaning head . Bonce “On me bonce, son” yes but sconce no.

  2. John Newman says:

    Thanks flashling, but can you explain more for me – Why is twelfth a day of sport and why is sconce an imposed fine at university? A special thanks for 4A as I couldn’t see the cryptic def.

  3. flashling says:

    From my Chambers re sconce “(at Oxford University) a fine imposed for some breach of university rules or etiquette (paid in ale or in attempting to drink a large amount of ale without taking a breath, or otherwise)”

    The Glorious Twelth (of August) is the day the grouse shooting season starts – some consider it a sport alas.

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