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Archive for May 21st, 2008

Independent 6738/Dac

Posted by John on 21st May 2008

John.

Dac’s typically good offering, but, unusually, one or two clues about which I am a bit doubtful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,393 (Puck)

Posted by diagacht on 21st May 2008

diagacht.

This caused me some trouble with two clues solved but unexplained.

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Financial Times 12,773 – Io

Posted by Uncle Yap on 21st May 2008

Uncle Yap.

A most entertaining puzzle

Across
1 WHINGE Charade of W (women) HINGE (joint)
4 CINNABAR C (clubs) insertion of A between INN & BAR (pubs)
9 AMAZON Insertion of AZ (limits of the alphabet) in A MON (Scotsamn)
10 PRIVATES dd
12,13 FOUR-LETTER WORD *(free world tutor)
15 GORDON SETTER Charade of G (good) insertion of ONSET (starting) T (time) in ORDER (practice)
16 ENTRANCEMENT Charade of ENT (Ear nose & throat aka hospital department) RAN (managed) CEMENT (fix teeth)
21,22 MOCK TURTLE SOUP The Mock Turtle is a character in Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and SOUP is so up (very well informed) Chambers defines MTS as an imitation of turtle soup, made of calf’s head or veal.
24 RENMINBI *(miner) + RENMI + NB (nota bene or note well) I (one)
25 CASEIN Lest is in case; just reverse the order
26 LICHGATE Insertion of CH (church) GAT (gun) in LIE (position
27 ADVENT Charade of AD (poster) VENT (opening)

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