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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,858 by MONK

Posted by Gaufrid on 28th August 2008

Gaufrid.

A crossword from Monk is always a challenge and this was no exception. One or two clues did appear to be recycled, however this was offset by some fine, and sometimes misleading, cluing elsewhere. It took me a little while to determine the wordplay in places (25a and 20d in particular) but I like to be stretched and Monk invariably provides this mental stimulation.

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Independent 6823/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 28th August 2008

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Something of a rarity for me: a Nimrod puzzle where I understand every clue! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,479/Pasquale

Posted by golgonooza on 28th August 2008

golgonooza.

Another great crossword from The Don. I find he pitches them just right for daily cryptics – this wasn’t really tough but did require switching on the rusty old brain cells for some very elegant clueing.

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Independent on Sunday 967 by Quixote (24 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 28th August 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 16 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

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Financial Times 12,848 – Cincinnus

Posted by Uncle Yap on 28th August 2008

Uncle Yap.

From FT Saturday Prize Puzzle on 16 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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Financial Times 12,849 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 28th August 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword 18 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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