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Archive for July 4th, 2008

Financial Times 12,801 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th July 2008

Uncle Yap.

From FT 23rd June 2008

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

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Independent 6776/Phi

Posted by John on 4th July 2008


An unusually easy Phi today, it seemed, apart from one or two that I can’t explain properly. Rather more full anagrams than one might expect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6771/Nestor (28-06-08)

Posted by neildubya on 4th July 2008


I found this very easy but very enjoyable, as always from Nestor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24432 – Placeholder

Posted by manehi on 4th July 2008


Computer failure – will try to post by tonight but if anyone wants to step in with a blog of their own please do.

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Inquisitor 78 – Closely Packed by Kea

Posted by duncanshiell on 4th July 2008


We were told that the answers to five across clues had to be jumbled before entry. To complicate matters further, we were also told that the letters in these five answers would share their cells with the letters from the intersecting down clues. As a result we would be able to read a closely packed quotation in the grid. The length of the quotation was not given, but I made the assumption that it would be restricted to the cells of the five thematic clues. I thought it would be too difficult for Kea to spread it across normal cells as well as thematic cells, but crossword compilers never cease to amaze me and I realised that anything was possible.

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