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Archive for August 21st, 2008

Independent 6817 by Tees

Posted by nmsindy on 21st August 2008

nmsindy.

This was very tough indeed.   I found the NW quadrant absolutely fiendish, but got there in the end.   Solving time, 67 minutes.    As in previous puzzles by Tees, this draws on very wide and sometimes unusual cultural references.

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Financial Times No. 12,852 Set by FLIMSY, August 21, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 21st August 2008

Octofem.

I have to say I found this a boring puzzle with some clues so obvious that I yawned.  6d made me think for
a while, and 13a held me up until I remembered that setters do love cricket!
ACROSS

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Independent on Sunday 966 by Quixote (17 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 21st August 2008

nmsindy.

I found this on the easy side – solving time, 11 mins.

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Guardian 24,473 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 21st 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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Financial Times 12,842 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 21st August 2008

Pete Maclean.

Here’s a Cinephile puzzle with a non-cryptic theme – synonyms of “crazy”. While it has a few fine clues (I like 12A, 14A and 27A), it also has a one that I do not understand (16D) and two that I think are rather poor (17A and 27D).

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Financial Times 12,843 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 21st August 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword – 11 August 2008
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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