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Archive for September 25th, 2008

Independent 6847 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 25th September 2008

nmsindy.

Extremely difficult and I failed with it, guessing two answers at the end which turned out to be wrong.   There are a few others I do not understand either.    As a late stand-in, please forgive a less fully-considered blog, and happy to have those I missed explained.

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Today’s Independent – Sub required

Posted by neildubya on 25th September 2008

neildubya.

I’m supposed to be blogging today but it doesn’t look like I’m going to get the opportunity. If one of the other bloggers can step in for me I would be very grateful.

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Guardian, 24503/Rover

Posted by mhl on 25th September 2008

mhl.

This was quite a fast puzzle to do, despite some of the vocabulary or meanings being unfamiliar to me, particularly in the north-east corner. There are couple of clues I wasn’t wild about, which I’ve learned typically means I’ve missed some subtlety that people will help with in the comments. :)

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FT No.12882, Set by Viking, 25 September, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 25th September 2008

Octofem.

Some interesting clues this morning, and the left bottom corner gave me pause.  27d particularly troublesome.

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Independent on Sunday 971 by Quixote (21 Sep 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 25th September 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 17 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 12,872 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 25th September 2008

Pete Maclean.

The Weekend Prize Puzzle from 13 September 2008
It must be obvious that I am fairly good at FT puzzles but I am not a particularly fast solver. It does happen once in a while but it is rare that I sit down and dash one off in 15 or 20 minutes. This puzzle was one of those however. It gives me some good satisfaction when I manage it….but then what do I do for the rest of the weekend??

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Financial Times 12,873 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 25th September 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Puzzle on 15 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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