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Archive for August 5th, 2008

Independent 6803 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 5th August 2008


I found this quite an easy puzzle, solving time 14 mins.   I spotted a Nina (i.e. a hidden message) in the grid. In case solvers wish to look again first, I refer to this after the clue explanations.

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Financial Times 12838 / Highlander

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 5th August 2008

C G Rishikesh.

We know the words ‘enunciate’ and ‘announce’ but not many of us may be familiar with
the one at 6d. However, it’s obtainable easily from wordplay. Seasoned solvers will get all
the other Down clues in a ‘read the clue and write the answer’ mode. The Across clues are
also on predictable lines. Altogether, a beginner-friendly puzzle.

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Guardian 24,459 – Chifonie

Posted by Uncle Yap on 5th August 2008

Uncle Yap.

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

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