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Independent 6805/Math

Posted by John on 7th August 2008

John.

A peculiarly tricky crossword from Math today, although I don’t know if that’s because I was trying to combine solving it with listening to the cricket. A couple that I don’t understand, but no doubt they will be explained to me. Also, a bewildering Nina: what does ‘William seventy’ (LH and RH unches) mean? ‘Today’s Birthdays’ doesn’t explain; perhaps it’s something personal to Math. Knowing Math, perhaps it’s the anniversary of some film or film star. Read the rest of this entry »

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,840 by PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th August 2008

Gaufrid.

An interesting challenge today with some misleading clues and a few imaginative definitions. Whilst solving I thought that in one or two places the cluing was a little liberal but with hindsight I have no particular reservations.

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Independent on Sunday 964 by Quixote (3 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 7th August 2008

nmsindy.

I’d recommend Quixote’s puzzles to beginners – straightforward wordplay, always bulletproof, excellent surface readings.    This I found on the easy side, solving time 12 mins

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Guardian 24,461 – Gordius

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 7th August 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

Took me a while to crack into, but once a few of the longer clues were in, especially 1D, I managed to rattle through most of the rest.

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,830 by Cinephile (26 July)

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th August 2008

Gaufrid.

Just my luck! Two offerings from Cinephile within three days and both on days when I am scheduled for the blog. However, it was again an enjoyable challenge and a thematic element emerged.

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Financial Times 12,831 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 7th August 2008

Uncle Yap.

From FT Monday Prize Crossword 28th July 2008
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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