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Archive for June 19th, 2008

Independent 6,763/Mordred

Posted by Ali on 19th June 2008

Ali.

I found this tough going for a mid-week puzzle. I’ve never come across a few of the answers before and some clues are still a bit baffling.

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Independent on Sunday 957 by Quixote (15 June 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 19th June 2008

nmsindy.

Fairly straightforward, solving time 17 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

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Guardian 24419/Araucaria – Oh, Jerusalem!

Posted by ilancaron on 19th June 2008

ilancaron.

This was a mix of accessible and impossible without wikipedia: unless you’re a Blake scholar, I had to reread “Jerusalem” to make head or tail. I’m also stymied by 13A which is unrelated to William Blake to my chagrin. Forgot to blog 3D… which Alan points out below.

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Financial Times 12,798 – Sleuth

Posted by Uncle Yap on 19th 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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Financial Times 12,788 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th June 2008

Pete Maclean.

An easy Mudd this time around. 19D was the only clue that stumped me for a while.

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