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Financial Times 14072 by Orense

Posted by flashling on August 3rd, 2012

flashling.

Don’t know what’s happened to the expected blogger yesterday, but seeing as it still hasn’t appeared today, as I’m often in as the standby blogger, here’s my take on it.

Nothing overly tricky here I thought and no themes or Ninas that I can see.

A link to the puzzle can be found here.

Across:    
1 NARROW-BOAT N(ew) + ARROW + [BOAS around (las)T]
7 SUM Hom. Of SOME
9 TIBET (sea)T + 1 + BET
10 AMPLITUDE No AN in M(an)IPULATED*
11 ARTICULAR (p)ARTICULAR
12 KARMA Hom of CALMER
13 EXAMPLE EX + MP in ALE
15 NOOK CD – it’s NOT OK
18 JAMB JAM + B(edroom)
20 FANTAIL FAN + TAIL
23 CANOE OCEAN*
24 LIE IN WAIT LIE-IN + WAIT
26 CLIPBOARD CLIP (Magazine in gun) + BOARD
27 CREPE REP in CE
28 APE A + outer edges of P(rotectiv)E
29 EXTEMPORY [EXPORTER MAY]*
Down:    
1 NITRATES NIT + RATES
2 REBUTTAL BUTT in REAL
3 OPTIC CDD
4 BRAILLE CD and LIBERAL* Question mark as iffy anagrind
5 ASPARIN ASPIRIN(g)
6 STINKHORN O in (THINKS* + R(egio)N)
7 SQUARE CDD
8 MAENAD MA + DANE rev
14 PEACEABLE PE + ACE + ABLE
16 PASSADENA PA’S + A + DEN + A
17 FLATTERY LATTE in FRY
19 BELFAST F(inance) in TABLES*
20 FREEDOM DEE rev in FROM
21 ACACIA A.C.A. (accountant) + C.I.A.
22 INSIDE IN + SIDE
25 NACHO Hidden in uncertaiN A CHOir

 

2 Responses to “Financial Times 14072 by Orense”

  1. mike04 says:

    Many thanks for stepping in, flashling.

    I thoroughly enjoyed 31 of the 32 clues yesterday. The other one, 12 across,
    was difficult (and, to be honest, rather irritating) for anyone with a rhotic accent.
    For me, KARMA and CALMER do not sound alike in either of their syllables!

  2. flashling says:

    Indeed Mike04, iffy homophones between accents seems to cause more grumbles than almost everything else put together.

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