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Financial Times 14,157 by Bradman

Posted by Jed on November 9th, 2012

Jed.

Typical high quality

 

 

 

Across

1 LOGISTICAL (organisational) ITS< in LOGICAL (rational)

7 SHED (outside building) SHE (that woman) D (died)

9 INKY (very dark) IN Kentucky

10 LATENT HEAT dd

11 MOTLEY (multicoloured) M (maiden) OTLEY (Yorks)

12 ANEMONES (plants) (ONE NAMES)*

13 BLOCKAGE (clot) B (black) LOCK (hair) AGE (long time)

15 BEER (drink) BEE (insect) R (river)

17 OBAN (port) O (round) BAN (bar)

19 NAMASKAR (Indian salutation) MAN< (fellow about) ASK (request) A R (king)

22 HONOLULU (Hawaii capital) HO (house) NO LULU (impressive thing)

23 RANKIN (author) RAN (organised) KIN (family)

25 UZBEKISTAN (NAZIS BET UK)*

26 PHIZ (expression for face) sounds like FIZZ (exuberance)

27 IDLE (in bed) I DOLE (handout) minus O (nothing)

28 SEYCHELLES (islands) (CHEE[R]LESSLY)*

Down

2 OWN GOAL football mistake in net

3 IDYLL (happy situation) I’D YELL minus E (energy)

4 TALLYMAN (itinerant salesman) ALLY (friend) M (married) in TAN (brown)

5 COTTAGE INDUSTRY (YOGIC ART STUDENT)*

6 LINNET (bird) L (left) IN NET (snare)

7 SCHOOL BUS for moving classes

8 ETAGERE (display stand) (ERE (before) GATE (entrance))< (upside down)

14 CANTONESE (CANTEEN SO)*

16 AMARANTH (fabled never-fading purple flower)

A MA (mum) RANT (angry words) H (husband)

18 BRONZED (browned) having third prize

20 ASININE (stupid) as one nine year old

21 CURIES (Marie and Pierre) IE (that is) in CURS (dogs)

24 NOPAL (Central American cactus) NO PAL (not a friend)

( )* = anagram    [ ] = omit    < = reverse    dd = double definition

2 Responses to “Financial Times 14,157 by Bradman”

  1. Pelham Barton says:

    Thanks Bradman for the usual enjoyable crossword and Jed for the blog. The first five unchecked letters in the first column of the grid spell LIMBO, but I do not normally expect a Nina in Bradman’s crossword, so I expect this is just coincidence. My favourite clue is 25ac.

    10ac: I would not call this a double definition. The second part is a variant form of a hidden clue. HEAT is hidden (LATENT) in tHE ATmosphere.

    19ac and 24dn: Two words unknown to me, each clued in a way that the answer could be deduced from the wordplay alone.

  2. Richard says:

    Thanks for the blog, Jed. I was surprised to see so many easy anagrams in this crossword.

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