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Archive for July 10th, 2008

Financial Times 12,815 – Cinephile

Posted by Uncle Yap on 10th July 2008

Uncle Yap.

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

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Independent 6781 by Monk

Posted by nmsindy on 10th July 2008

nmsindy.

Usual excellent puzzle from Monk with inventive treatments – solving time 27 mins.

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Guardian 24,437/Araucaria – Pure Gold

Posted by Andrew on 10th July 2008

Andrew.

After yesterday’s walk in the park with Logodaedalus I was braced for a tough challenge today, and it was a delight to get this celebration of Araucaria’s 50th anniversary (even though I didn’t even notice the rubric until after solving a few clues). Obviously getting 12ac/19dn is essential to solving the puzzle, and Araucaria kindly provides an easy clue for the thematic answer. But there were still plenty of other meaty clues to enjoy, though there were a couple where I couldn’t see the wordplay – suggestions welcome.

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Independent on Sunday 960 by Quixote (6 Jul 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 10th July 2008

nmsindy.

Some less familiar words this week, solving time, 25 mins

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Financial Times 12,806 by MacCinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th July 2008

Pete Maclean.

Here’s one of those Cinephile’s that falls out fairly easily once one detects the theme: in this case, Scottish things.

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Guardian 24,436 – Logodaedalus

Posted by Uncle Yap on 10th July 2008

Uncle Yap.

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

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