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Archive for September 18th, 2008

Independent 6841 by Tees

Posted by nmsindy on 18th September 2008

nmsindy.

I think I recall previous Tees puzzles featured many references to Greek mythology and English literature. This was similar with an overall theme of horses. Difficult but extremely satisfying, solving time, 49 mins. I’d guess it took ages to set

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Guardian 24,497 – Pasquale

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 18th September 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

A very well-designed grid today, with all of the two-word clues ‘lining up’ either horizontally or vertically.

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Independent on Sunday 970 by Quixote (14 Sep 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 18th September 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 14 mins, SE corner the trickiest.

* = anagram < = reversed

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,876 by ALBERICH

Posted by Gaufrid on 18th September 2008

Gaufrid.

I don’t think I have ever completed an FT quite so quickly, the answers just seemed to enter themselves. Some of the clues felt so familiar that I began to wonder if an old crossword had been reprinted in error. The blog will take far longer to write than it took to complete the puzzle even if very little is required by way of explanation apart from possibly 23d which I thought was neatly disguised clue.

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Financial Times 12,867 – Mudd

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th September 2008

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword 8th September 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 12,866 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th September 2008

Pete Maclean.

An uninspiring puzzle this week with a couple of fine clues and a few that I find questionable.

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