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Archive for October 9th, 2008

Independent 6,859/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 9th October 2008

Ali.

A puzzle that will certainly be quicker to blog than it was to solve. I can never easily get my head around Nimrod (or Enigmatist) puzzles, and this one was no exception. I found this pretty tough going and needed help towards the end. Some great clues, but one or two with a few uncertainties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,515 – Gordius

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 9th October 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

Not too much of a challenge today, but a few words that were new to me.

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FT 12,894 Set by Orense, 09 October, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 9th October 2008

Octofem.

I am not sure what the theme was here : quite a number of art references, a couple of birds, and the rest
a miscellany.  Some very familiar solutions made it quite simple to solve.

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Independent on Sunday 973 by Quixote (5 Oct 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 9th October 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 16 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 12,885 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th October 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword on 29th 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 12,884 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th October 2008

Pete Maclean.

Even a run-of-the-mill Cincinnus is jolly fine.

Across
1. ALICE SPRINGS – cryptic definition
10. ROBINIA – ROBIN (boy wonder) + AI (sloth) backwards
11. GUMDROP – MUG (face) backwards + DR (doctor) + OP (operation)
12. TENOR – double definition
13. PRESENTS – ENT (hospital department) in PRESS (journalists)
15. KING CREOLE – RE (about) in KING COLE (merry old soul)
16. PEEL – double/cryptic definition
18. ERSE – hidden word
20. GLOSSARIES – GLOSS (type of paint) + ARIES (sign)
22. SLOGGING – S (singular) + LOGGING (recording)
24. SUPER – double definition
26. EL GRECO – ELG[a]R (composer not a) + ECO (novelist). A fine clue for one of my favourite painters.
27. LUCERNE – LUC[k] (chance almost) + ERNE (bird)
28. RUN OF THE MILL – anagram of MOTHER IN FULL

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