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Independent 6778 by Hypnos

Posted by NealH on 7th July 2008

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed

Very tough puzzle today from Hypnos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,434 (Rufus)

Posted by diagacht on 7th July 2008

diagacht.
Across
7 FLAWLESS: F + LAWLESS
9 E-BOATS: anagram of TO BASE
10 STYE: STYLE less L (Roman numeral)
11 KICKED BACK: The back who was kicked, retaliated
12 CARAFE: A RAF in CE
14 ABRASION: A BRA + IS (reversed) + ON
17 EDUCATE: DUCAT in EE
20 ALACRITY: A LA + R in CITY
22 BUST-UP: double definition
23 WELLINGTON: Duke of Wellington, Wellington point (Brisbane or Smyrna)
24 LIFT: double definition
25 HOSTEL: anagram of THOSE + L
26 MALINGER: &Lit
Down
1 FLAT RACE: anagram of FERAL CAT; classic flat races include the 1,000 Guineas and the Derby
2 TWEE: in beTWEEn
3 HECKLE: &Lit
4 DEFERRED: FED (reversed) + ERRED
5 BOBBY SOCKS: BOBBY (copper) + SOCKS (hose)
6 STUCCO: CUTS (reversed) + CO
8 SOCIAL: double definition
13 ARTICULATE: double definition
16 FRIENDLY: &Lit
18 TRUFFLES: T + RUFFLES
19 SYSTEM: as in betting system
21 LIE LOW: double definition
22 BUNGLE: BUNG + LE

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Private Eye/Cyclops Crossword 368 – VIP treatment

Posted by beermagnet on 7th July 2008

beermagnet.

There seemed to me to be a lot of question mark ended clues this time, at least they were the ones I had most trouble with, probably just me then.  In truth this was solid stuff from the one-eyed one.  Read the rest of this entry »

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