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Archive for September 9th, 2008

Independent 6833 by Virgilius

Posted by nmsindy on 9th September 2008

nmsindy.

Another excellent themed puzzle by Virgilius with almost every answer or clue having some reference to birds.   Solving time, 21 mins.

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Financial Times 12868 / Jason

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 9th September 2008

C G Rishikesh.

I have been blogging here on FT crossword every Tuesday for the past six months. Usually, as my readers will know,  I have been completing or very nearly completing the day’s grid. But this puzzle proved to be quite difficult. My confidence was almost shaken, for 30 minutes after I started I had only a handful of answers. Are the clues really hard? Or am I out of sorts? Let me put down the answers I have got and return to the grid. I am not sure if I will be back here, though!  Perhaps Geoff and others will come to my rescue.

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Guardian 24,489 – Orlando

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th September 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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