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Archive for August 13th, 2008

Independent 6810 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 13th August 2008

nmsindy.

Good puzzle, as always from Dac.   This one I found on the easy side esp bottom half of grid.    Solving time, 12 mins.

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,845, set by AARDVARK – 13 August 2008

Posted by Octofem on 13th August 2008

Octofem.

A tricky puzzle with one or two involved clues, but entertaining.  Some explanations were not clear to me,
e.g. 23a and 27a.

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Guardian 24,466 – Brummie

Posted by Uncle Yap on 13th 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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Independent 12-Aug-2008 (On-line only) / Virgilius

Posted by beermagnet on 13th August 2008

beermagnet.

There was a different crossword in the paper to that on-line – see blog for no. 6809 for details.
In a comment on that blog Eimi mentions that this is also a Virgilius puzzle, from before the Feb-2008 inception of the on-line offering, but I can’t find a posting here that fits it so here is one.
I didn’t get very far with this on first attempt and had to put it to one side when real life got in the way. So when I looked at this site to find out it had been a different puzzle in the paper, and it was gone midnight, I was forced to finish it off on my own.
I had taken a print so if anyone wants more clue reminders I have them.
There seem to be many Cryptic Defs. (CD) in this puzzle ranging from the very easy to head scratchers. Read the rest of this entry »

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