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Guardian 24137 Araucaria Posted by Simply_Simon July 24th 2007

Posted by neildubya on 24th July 2007

neildubya.

Across
1 COQUET
4ALNMOUTH This was my start point. It looked like an anagram, and that gave me 21 across.
10 AND OR RAN
11 IN DISC R IM IN ATE
12 PRE SIGNIFY Y setting of ” gins if”gave me the anagram, and then prey sprang to mind.
14 TYNE It was only after I put it in that I saw it came from twenTY NEarly.
16 COMB
18 FOUR LEGGED Again I got the answer before I saw the anagram of rule in the midst of fogged.
21 NOR THUMBER LAND. Being a well brought up boy I got the Norland reference quickly!
24 HEX HAM
25 SCHEDULE as in shed yule.
26 ALS T O N, also about t(ime) followed by Northumberland’s first.

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Independent 6480 by Virgilius – Reversals and much more

Posted by nmsindy on 24th July 2007

nmsindy.

Even by Virgilius’ exalted standards, I thought this was really special – famous names reversed being a big part of it.    The theme revealed itself gradually as the grid filled up.

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FT 12518 / Flimsy – Straightforward(ish)

Posted by tilsit on 24th July 2007

tilsit.

Solving Time: 14 minutes

Fairly straightforward fare with a couple of nice off-the-wall clues.  Bit baffled by 24 down.

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