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Chambers Dictionary 11th Edition

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th September 2008

Gaufrid.

If you have bought, or are about to buy, the 11th Edition please check it carefully. Today I have found that my copy has pages 1168 to 1216 missing and pages 1217 to 1264 duplicated. This might not be an isolated occurence.

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Independent 6,829

Posted by Ali on 4th September 2008

Ali.

I solved this online last night and haven’t seen the paper today, so not sure of the setter I’m afraid. There’s an interesting, entertaining mix of clues – some easy, some harder and some I won’t fully understand until somebody explains them below. So, all in all, everything you’d want from a good Thursday crossword! I’ll take a punt and guess it’s Punk.

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,864 by SATORI

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th September 2008

Gaufrid.

I wasn’t scheduled to blog today and so didn’t make any notes whilst solving. I am therefore relying on my somewhat deficient memory for the following.

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Guardian 24,485 – Chifonie

Posted by manehi on 4th September 2008

manehi.

Easier than usual from Chifonie.

Across
8 ORNAMENT OR NAME NT (New Testament)
9 EBONY E BONY
11 LIBERATION LIBATION around ER
12 ASHRAM A SH RAM – a Hindu hermitage
14 LORRAINE LORE around RAIN
17 SHRIVER Is a confessor – banker=RIVER, but how does used=SH? Second Hand, thanks to Geoff
20 ADAMS ALE AD A M SALE
22 RIGGER [t]RIGGER
23 TINSELTOWN (let Winston)*
24 DEAL can be a softwood, and also handle in the sense of deal with.
25 GLEAN G LEAN
26 SCARFACE SCARF ACE. Heh.
Down
1 TRAVESTY TRY=go, around A VEST
3 BEDLAM BED LAM
5 PETRARCH rev(ART) in PERCH
6 BOAT RACING BOA TRACING
7 TYCOON (COY)* in the middle, but I don’t get the rest
13 RINGMASTER RING M ASTER. Is M the biblical abbreviation for Mark?
18 ELEGANCE E LEG (=on, in the cricket sense) AN CE
19 REMORSE RE=touching in the sense of concerning, I think, MORSE the inventor
21 DOINGS DO (sign)*
22 RUNWAY RUN[a]WAY
24 DAFT D AFT

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Independent on Sunday 968 by Quixote (31 Aug 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 4th September 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 17 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

6 ENGLISH DISEASE (See his dealings)*

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Financial Times 12,854 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th September 2008

Pete Maclean.

A typically clever and enjoyable puzzle from Mudd. I particularly like 13A, 20A and 10D.

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Financial Times 12,855 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th September 2008

Uncle Yap.

From FT Monday Prize Crossword on 25 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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