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FT 12,857/Dogberry

Posted by smiffy on 27th August 2008

smiffy.

A liberal smattering of general knowledge items (operas, chess players, Roman poets), of the type that one is either likely to know readily or have never heard of. I started off at a fair clip , but progress slowed to a crawl on the last two or three clues (particularly 17D).
PS: Belated apologies for absence from blogging last Friday. I carelessly forgot to remove myself from the roster before heading off on holiday.

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Guardian 24,478 (Quantum)

Posted by diagacht on 27th August 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 IGNITION KEY: & Lit
9 OCTOBER: O + (TO BE in CR)
10 ERASURE: ERA + anagram of USER
11 WHIRLWIND: HIRL (sounds like ‘hurl’) in W-WIND
12 SISAL: anagram of SAILS
13 BEDS: double definition
14 WHEEL CLAMP: anagram of CALM HELP WE
16 DAY TRIPPER: (T in AYR) in DIPPER
21 PANIC: a double definition of sorts
22 UNHELPFUL: UN + HELP + anagram of FLU
24 CLASSIC: CLASS +IC(e)
26 EXPEDIENTLY: anagram of EXTEND I YELP
Down
1 IN THIS DAY AND AGE: & Lit
2 NOBEL: N + O + BE + L
3 TURKISH: double definition
4 OVERDUE: OVER + DUE
5 KNAPSACK: KNAP (sounds like ‘nap’) + FIRE (sack)
6 YOURS FAITHFULLY: & Lit
7 COBWEB: double definition (see A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
8 DEWLAP: another double defintion: a fold of skin and a means of marking cattle
15 CRACKS UP: C + RACKS UP
16 DEPICT: anagram of PC TIDE
17 POUNCED: OUNCE in P (quiet) D (end of wooD)
18 ENHANCE: EN (two points) + (c)HANCE (not 100)
20 BALLAD: ALL in BAD

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Independent 6822/Dac

Posted by John on 27th August 2008

John.

The usual excellent crossword from Dac, hard enough (it took a while to get started), but not too hard. Everything, apart from one answer, went in slowly but regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

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