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Independent 6678/Dac

Posted by John on 12th March 2008

John.

As usual, many lovely clues. Am I safe in saying that there’s no Nina? Or is the fact that there were four double clues, all symmetrically placed, somehow significant? Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian, 24334 (Puck)

Posted by diagacht on 12th March 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 HEATER: (t)HEATER
4 SCOWLING: COW in SLING
9 GOYAS: GOY (gentile) + AS
10 CASANOVAS:A NOVA in CASS. Giovanni Jacopo is Casanova but not sure if I have the decode right
11 JOHN DONNE:HND (higher national diploma) in JOON (sounds like JUNE) and NE (new English)
13 MONOCHROMIST: anagram of M CHOIR ON TOMS
17,22,2 YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING: As in police caution and mum’s the word.
21 CHESTNUTS: anagram of STENCH and STU (shortened stud)
23 RED DEVILS: anagram of ELVIS DED (dead with the article ‘a’1) and R (right). Refers to the display unit that is Manchester United.
24 SCALD: anagram of AL S (Stewart’s first) CD
26 ONE BY ONE: as in 11 (eleven) is one alongside one. Spent some time wondering how this clue related to John Donne!
26 WYVERN: WY (heartless way) + VERN (does this relate to Jules Verne and if so how do we lose the final e?)
 
Down
3 EASED: EASE(l) with L (50) multiplied by 10 to make D (500)
5 COSTERMONGERS: anagram of SORT ME in CONGERS
6 WONDERS AT: anagram of TOWERS AND
8 GUSHER: G (good) + USHER
10 CONTRADICTION: DI in CONTRACTION
14 CROTCHETY: CROTCHET (note) + Y (end of day)
15 SATURATE: TUR (half turtle) in anagram of AT SEA
18 HAIRDO: H (hospital) + anagram of RADIO
19 STODGE: S (seconds) + TODGE (todger without the r)

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Guardian 24333/Paul

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 12th March 2008

Colin Blackburn.

Hurredly done Paul. Fairly straightforward for Paul with a just couple of words I had to check and some devilish word play in places
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