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Archive for July 18th, 2008

Independent 6788 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 18th July 2008

nmsindy.

Nimrod has an individual style and I enjoyed working my way through this and finally getting there. Solving time, 51 mins. I found the definitions is what mainly led me there. There are a few where there may be subtleties in wordplay that I missed

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Financial Times 12,823 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th 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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Independent 6783/Bannsider (12-07-08)

Posted by neildubya on 18th July 2008

neildubya.

Brilliant puzzle. Very tough, but completely worth the effort it took to solve. I could have said something complimentary about almost every clue but I was afraid that might give the impression that money had changed hands. No theme that I could see but with “Spurs” in a clue and 8 as an answer I can only conclude that Bannsider is trying to curry favour with his editor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,822 – Monk

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th 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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Guardian 24,444/Quantum

Posted by Andrew on 18th July 2008

Andrew.

I started off quickly with this one, with some very easy clues, especially in the SW corner (28ac, 24 and 25dn), but then things got a bit trickier. Got there eventually, with one or two clues that took a bit of working out even when the answer itself was clear (especially 19dn).

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Inquisitor 80 – Topical Request by Loda

Posted by duncanshiell on 18th July 2008

duncanshiell.

Anyone for tennis?  This puzzle was published on Ladies Finals Day at Wimbledon.

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