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Inquisitor 60 – Proceedings by Zero

Posted by duncanshiell on 28th February 2008

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The title – Proceedings – alludes to ‘Carry on’, so this crossword was an entertaining romp down the history of ‘Carry On …….’ films, of which there were twenty-nine original and one compilation made between 1958 and 1978.

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FT 12,703 by Viking

Posted by nmsindy on 28th February 2008

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An excellent puzzle, with great manipulation of letters in anagrams in many cases to give &lit clues where the whole clue, as well as providing the wordplay, also gives the definition of the answer.   The highish proportion of anagrams made it a reasonably fast solve for me, 22 mins.

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Independent 6667 / Nimrod

Posted by tilsit on 28th February 2008

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Solving time: 25 minutes.

 Quite devious from young Nimrod today with a couple of ambiguous solutions until you get the intersecting answers.  Very enjoyable with a couple of forehead slapping moments.

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Independent on Sunday 941 by Quixote (24 Feb 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 28th February 2008

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The usual pleasing puzzle from Quixote. Quite easy, I found, solving time, 14 mins. Would recommend these puzzles to beginners, clues self-contained with little cultural knowledge required (either classical or modern) to solve.

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Guardian 24,323 Shed : Apologies to Dafydd Gonzales …

Posted by neildubya on 28th February 2008

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… the Hispanic Welshman who would have been insulted by both 9a and 4d.

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Financial Times 12,693 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 28th February 2008

Pete Maclean.

An easier-than-usual Mudd this week.

Across
1. SHELLAC – HELL (very hot) in SAC (bag)
5. MINARET – ERA (time) reversed in MINT (perfect)
9. GRUFF – [ribbin]G + RUFF (frill)
10. REPUGNANT – UP backwards in REGNANT (ruling)
11. AMPERSAND – [h]AMPERS + AND
12. TOTAL – TOT (little one) + AL[l]
13. REAR-VIEW MIRROR – REAR (bring up) + VIEW (opinion) + MIRROR (newspaper)
18. OUT OF ONES DEPTH – double definition
20. ORDER – double definition
22. SHORTHORN – THOR (God) in SHORN (no wool)
24. STAINLESS – anagram of SALTINESS
25. READY – READ (US major) + [arm]Y
26. LOTTERY – OTTER (swimmer) in LY (limits of lucky)
27. NOWHERE – double definition

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