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Financial Times 14,291 by Falcon

Posted by Jed on April 19th, 2013

Jed.

Straightforward and enjoyable – seems to lack definition in 4across

 

 

 

 

Across

1 MERELY just ME RELY bank on

4 CANISTER ? C (first of Cloudy) RETSINA< (wine returned)

10 IN CONCERT dd

11 STEAM energy S[earch] TEAM (party)

12 DENY refuse DEN (study) [stud]Y

13 ONE-MAN BAND versatile musician NAME NO< (call number back) BAND ring

15 CLIPPER dd

16 STOLID showing little interest T [na]T[ional] in SOLID (stable)

19 LEAN-TO shed A in LENTO (slowly – music)

21 CITADEL place of refuge (DIALECT IN)*

23 KNIGHTHOOD title KNIGHT (piece – chess) HOOD (Thomas)

25 SCAR mark on body SCAR[e]

27 TIARA item of jewellery I (one) in A RAT< (a despicable type over)

28 LOHENGRIN opera (IN HER LONG)*

29 RYE BREAD baker’s product (BY READER)*

30 PERMIT dd

Down

1 MAIN DECK part of ship MA (old lady) IN (elected) DECK (adorn)

2 RECONCILE pacify (ONE CLERIC)*

3 LINT dressing hidden in [groundse]L IN T[op]

5 AT TIMES now and then AT (employed) TIMES (newspaper)

6 INS AND OUTS dd

7 THETA Greek character T[elephones] HE TA (volunteers)

8 REMEDY treatment READY (game) with A (amateur) swapped for ME

9 TENNER note sounds like TENOR (voice)

14 UP IN THE AIR dd

17 INDECORUM bad taste IN DEC (Christmas) O (old) RUM (eccentric)

18 CLARINET one that’s played IN (home) in CLARET (red)

20 OPHELIA from Hamlet O (love) (I HELP)* A

21 CLOTHE dress CLOT (fool) HE (male)

22 SKATER one on ice SKATE (fish) R[ot]

24 INANE silly Ivanhoe ends IN AN E

26 ANNE girl CANNED (drunk) minus CD

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

2 Responses to “Financial Times 14,291 by Falcon”

  1. Falcon says:

    4 Across was submitted as – Case of cloudy wine returned – [c for cloudy + retsina (rev)], but was changed along the way. Apologies.

  2. Muffyword says:

    Thanks Jed and Falcon,

    I thought INANE was funny, and I liked CITADEL (just an anagram of dialect, not dialect in).

    I was confused by CANISTER and now I can see why!

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