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Archive for December 20th, 2007

Inquisitor 50 – Who’s Who by Dimitry

Posted by duncanshiell on 20th December 2007

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There were three important parts to the preamble:

1. Every across clue lacked a definition and the wordplay generated a word which could be associated with the entry at that number – i.e the actual entries had to be deduced.

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Happy Christmas…

Posted by neildubya on 20th December 2007

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…to all of our readers. Thanks for all your help, support and encouragement in 2007 – we couldn’t have done it without you.

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Independent 6608 by Monk

Posted by nmsindy on 20th December 2007

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Monk is a setter whose puzzles I seek out, so Christmas came early to see that pseudonym in the Indy today.    Almost every clue has something special.    Solving time:  43 mins.  There is a theme:   in case anyone wants to look at the grid again, I’ll refer to it after the clue explanations.

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Guardian 24,265, Paul: Why do anarchists drink Earl Grey?

Posted by michod on 20th December 2007

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A good number of long phrases, with quite a few cryptic definitions and some subtle wordplay. Explanations of 20 ac welcomed.

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Independent on Sunday 931 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 20th December 2007

nmsindy.

I found this very easy. Solving time: 14 mins

Notes on some clues below: happy to explain others if asked.

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