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Archive for February 22nd, 2008

Guardian 24318/Rover – Flat Friday

Posted by neildubya on 22nd February 2008

neildubya.

I ended up feeling slightly deflated by this puzzle. There were a couple of clues which I really liked, and several that I thought were a bit pedestrian. Maybe it was me that was flat and not the puzzle. Any clarification on 7 down would be welcome.

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Financial Times 12,698 (Bradman)

Posted by diagacht on 22nd February 2008

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Across
1 CONSCRIPTS: CON (study) + SCRIPTS
7 SEAN: SEdAN being heartless
10 DOLLS HOUSE: anagram of HULL DOES SO
11 CARPAL: CARP + ALl (almost all)
12 TWITCHER: WITCH in TER
13 ARMAGNAC: A RM (jolly) + A G (good) + CAN (reversed)
15 AIDE: A sIDE with the leader sacked
19 LOATHING: LO + A THING
22 COUPLETS: COUP + LETS (sanctions)
23 LEGION: LEG (on in cricket) + I + ON
28 TEMPORISES: TEMPO RISES
Down
2 OPEN-AIR: OP + E (last letter of done) + anagram of RAIN
3 SCRAP: double definition
4 REDOLENT: REDO LENT
5 POLITICAL ASYLUM: anagram of A PLUM LOCALITY IS
7 SLOWCOACH: WC (John) in anagram of A SCHOOL
14 A CAPELLA: A CAPP (being Andy Capp) + ELLA
16 WALLAROO: WALL + A ROOm (a space mostly is room without last letter)
18 MOOCHER: MOO + CHER
20 NEONATE: NEON + ATE
21 JET SET: double defintion
24 GENII: As in Gen (short for Genesis, the first book of the scriptures) Chapter 1, Verse 1, which is the first verse

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Independent 6662/Phi

Posted by John on 22nd February 2008

John.

Nothing very controversial I think – the usual excellent crossword from Phi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6657/Monk – Bullet-proof!

Posted by neildubya on 22nd February 2008

neildubya.

A puzzle of two halves for me; the Downs were all pretty easy but the Acrosses less so. All good fun though. No Nina or theme that I can see but I might be missing something subtle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 59 – Commemoration by Hypnos

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 22nd February 2008

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Solving time: no recorded – let’s call it 90 minutes

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