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Archive for February 14th, 2008

Inquisitor 58 – EVE by Schadenfreude

Posted by duncanshiell on 14th February 2008

duncanshiell.

The preamble to the puzzle indicated that it included 12 unclued entries, four of which (11a, 35a, 22d and 24d) would represent a recent sequence in the correct order.

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Guardian 24311/Quantum

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 14th February 2008

Colin Blackburn.

Too many cryptic definitions for my taste. The answers I’ve not blogged are probably CDs. Quantum’s best clues here are the short simple clues rather than the CDs.
* = anagram
< = reversal
“…” = homophone
dd = double definition

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Independent 6655/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 14th February 2008

neildubya.

I found this very tough but fun. There are still a few clues that I don’t fully understand though – 10a, 25a,27a and 18d. There’s also a Valentine’s Day Nina in the unchecked letters in the first and last columns of the grid: IVE GOT MY EYE ON YOU. I didn’t spot this until the last couple of answers were filled in, which was annoying as an extra letter here and there would have been a big help for some of the clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 939 by Quixote (10 Feb 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 14th February 2008

nmsindy.

Not too difficult a puzzle, I thought. Solving time, 15 mins. All the four 15-letter entries were direct anagrams.

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Financial Times 12,681 by Falcon

Posted by Pete Maclean on 14th February 2008

Pete Maclean.

I do not recall coming across Falcon before and am almost sure I have not done a Weekend FT puzzle by this compiler. I found this particular one very easy which is a little curious because usually with a new compiler I find I need a little time to feel my way into his/her style. I especially liked clues 10A and 7D. 15D is also clever but the reference is perhaps a bit obscure for us non-Londoners.

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