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Archive for July 22nd, 2008

FT 12826 / by Jason

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 22nd July 2008

C G Rishikesh.

This crossword was not uploaded in time so I could not write my blog earlier.

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Independent 6791/Phi

Posted by John on 22nd July 2008


Phi on a Tuesday: what’s going on? Must be something special. All I can see is that he has been incredibly clever and managed to get T’s into all the unches around the outside, all four squares round the middle of the grid, and all six ‘elbows’. As can only be expected one or two words are a bit rare, which may explain why I took a little longer than usual for a Phi, despite getting some help from the Nina. But no complaints – the usual high standard of clueing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian, 24447/Araucaria – In hot water

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 22nd July 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

Araucaria as the setter for my first blog was a bit intimidating, but once the long clues around the edge were solved the middle opened up. Getting 1A in particular fairly quickly was a morale booster.

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Financial Times 12,819 – Mudd

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd July 2008

Uncle Yap.

From FT Monday 14 July 2008 Prize Puzzle 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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