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Independent 6679 by Punk

Posted by nmsindy on 13th March 2008

nmsindy.

An excellent puzzle from this talented setter.    Solving time, 37 mins.

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Guardian 24335/Brendan

Posted by linxit on 13th March 2008

linxit.

Solving time about 16 minutes either side of a phone call.

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Financial Times 12,715 (Sleuth)

Posted by diagacht on 13th March 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 BECKETT: reference to Samuel Beckett and Thomas Becket
5 ABOARD: A BOARD
6 ADORATION: anagram of A TRIO in A DON
9 BLURB: BLUR + B (book)
11 KABUL: hidden in checK A BULletin
12 FIELDFARE: anagram of FRAIL and FEED
15 IMPEND: IMP + END (side of pitch)
17 WAR CRY: RC in WARY
19 MAINTAIN: MAIN + TA (territorial army) + IN (at home)
22 IMMIGRANT: I MM (as in one millimetre) + I GRANT
23 FRESH: hidden in stafF RESHuffled
25 HARMONICA: anagram of CHAIRMAN and O (love)
27 EXTRACT: EX (old) + TRACT (leaflet)
Down
1 BLACK AND WHITE: &Lit
2 CLOBBER: double definition
3 EMAIL: MA in LIE (reversed)
4 TRIFFIDS: anagram of IF DIRTS F (entrance to field)
6 OMBUDSMAN: (M (male) + BUDS (friends)) in OMAN
7 ROULADE: ROE (eggs) around U (university) + LAD
10 BLEEDING HEART: anagram of BLITHE GRANDEE
14 ARROGANCE: anagram of NO GRACE AND AR (ARR less one R (not right) – being a right reverend, a bishop)
18 RAMBLER: R + AMBLER
21 CACHET: CT (court) around A CHE (a radical)
23 FRONT: double definition
 

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Independent on Sunday 943 by Quixote (9 Mar 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 13th March 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 21 mins. Some clues explained below, happy to explain others if asked.

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Financial Times 12,705 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 13th March 2008

Pete Maclean.

A moderately tough one as Cincinnus puzzles go but, as usual, very satisfying. I found 4A, 25A and 23D challenging. I fail to fully understand 4A and 2D. And I was charmed by 17A.

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Financial Times / 12714 by Cinephile

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 13th March 2008

C G Rishikesh.

18 Identical copies include most of eye, then point to an island people (9) C(EY{-e})LONES E 

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