Friday, September 7, 2012

Four by two

While you're waiting for this week's puzzle (technical problems over at, have a crack at 7d from FT 14,097 set by Gurney.  I managed to finish this one, and 7d was the last answer to fall.

From the start seaman at home with computers, over the moon? (2,6)
Crossing letters are A* I*I*I*.

answer under the fold

AB INITIO (Latin, "from the start")

AB ("seaman", abbreviation AB for "able bodied")
IN ("at home")
IT ("computers", abbreviation IT for "information technology")
IO ("moon", Io, third largest moon of Saturn)

Not necessarily the most elegant cluing, but

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