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Archive for June 5th, 2008

Free book in Sunday Independent (UK)

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 5th June 2008

petebiddlecombe.

As nmsindy says in his Quixote report, this Sunday’s edition (8th June) will include a shortened version of Don Manley’s “Chambers Crossword Manual”. For UK solvers who don’t yet have a “how to solve cryptics” book and think it might help, this is a chance to get some very good advice cheaply.

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Independent 6751 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 5th June 2008

nmsindy.

Unusual for Phi to appear other than on a Friday. Not sure if this means some themed puzzle is planned for this Friday 6 June. This I found very well put together as always from Phi, a little on the easy side, solving time 15 mins.

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Independent on Sunday 955 by Quixote (1 June 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 5th June 2008

nmsindy.

With Listener puzzle 4000 due this year (20 September to be exact) we should not forget Quixote has less than a year to make the 1000. If my calculations are correct this is due on 12 April 2009 (Easter Sunday as it happens).

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Guardian 24407 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 5th June 2008

Uncle Yap.

Common abbreviations used
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
* = anagram

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FT 12,786 – Adamant

Posted by smiffy on 5th June 2008

smiffy.

Given that I’m posting relatively late in the day, I’ll keep the editorial comments to a minimum – in the interests of expediency.¬† There’s not really anything unduly¬†tricky in here anyway, although I suspect 19D could be a literary allusion?

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Financial Times 12,776 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 5th June 2008

Pete Maclean.

Mudd kept me busy for a while with this one. 21D strikes me as an interesting case: I believe it works perfectly as a cryptic definition yet the cryptic-ness of it seems rather obvious.

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