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Archive for May 28th, 2008

FT 12.779/ Cinephile

Posted by smiffy on 28th May 2008

smiffy.

I didn’t detect any over-arching theme in this puzzle, although the appearance of the word NINA in the sixth column could well mean that I’m missing something.

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Independent 6744 by Radian

Posted by nmsindy on 28th May 2008

nmsindy.

An excellent themed puzzle by Radian, timed, I expect, to coincide with Sebastian Faulks’ new James Bond book on the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth, I think.    I got the theme almost instantly with the Czech town, BRNO, 24 across, making me look at 19 down and seeing DR NO.     Solving time, 21 mins, most completed in about 11 mins, with the last three or four taking a while to track down.

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Guardian 24,400 – Pasquale

Posted by Uncle Yap on 28th May 2008

Uncle Yap.

Common abbreviations used
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
ha = hidden answer
rev = reversed or reversal
cha = charade
ins = insertion

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