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Guardian 24,448 (Puck)

Posted by diagacht on 23rd July 2008

diagacht.

Apologies for a very late post!

Across
1 QUOTATION MARKS: QUOTATION (estimate) + K in MARS (next door planet)
11 TOERAGS: TOE (digit) + RAGS (newspapers)
12 TRIPLEX: a kind of double definition
13 ORGAN: OR (men) + NAG (reversed)
15 DECAPODAL: A POD in DECAL (transfer)
17 MAELSTROM: anagram of MORE MALTS
20 RHEUM: first letter of Recurring Hourly Ending Up Monthly
21 RUN-OFFS: HE + A TRASH
23 STEWPOT: STEW (fix) + TOP (reversed)
25 CONCRETE: CON (tory) + CRETE
27 INVERTED COMMAS: anagram of VARIED COMMENTS
Down
1 QUESTION MARK: anagram of MUSKET ON IRAQ
2 OF USE: F in OUSE (river)
3 ALL SAINTS: Cleary a girlie goup but although referring to the gospellers not sure that it could encapsulate ‘all saints’
4 INFUSED: F (sex) in anagram of UNDIES
5 NILOTIC: pertaining to the river Nile. Nil-O + TI (half-time) + C (Charlie)
6 AIOLI: a garlic mayonnaise; every second letter of mAn Is OiL rIg
7 KNOWLEDGE: K + NOW + L + EDGE
10 EXCLAMATIONS: anagram of CAN A MOL(e) EXIST. Moles live underground so delete final ‘e’
14 GREENHORN: GREEN + HORN(y)
16 PARLEYVOO/strong>: anagram of POLO and A VERY
18 RESPECT: PEC in REST
19 MISDEED: anagram of DID SEEM
22 FICHE: hidden in terriFIC HEroism

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Guardian 24,448 – placeholder

Posted by diagacht on 23rd July 2008

diagacht.

(From Neildubya: I’m not sure if today’s blogger is available today so here’s your placeholder for you to start discussing the puzzle. 

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,827 by CINEPHILE

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd July 2008

Gaufrid.

After yesterday’s breeze, I found this the hardest FT for many weeks, not helped by the fact that musicals are my least favourite form of entertainment. At least they were all well-known ones. Having said that, it was an enjoyable challenge with some good clues and not an anagram anywhere to be seen!

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Independent 6792/Dac

Posted by neildubya on 23rd July 2008

neildubya.

After the surprise of Phi on a Tuesday, order is restored to crossword universe today. As ever with Dac this was mostly easy, completely fair and a pleasure to solve. I don’t understand the definition at 13 though. Read the rest of this entry »

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