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Archive for October 16th, 2008

Guardian 24,521 – Brendan

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 16th October 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

An interesting theme today, 23A is quite correct!  It took me longer than I expected, mainly because the theme psyched me out a bit!

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FT 12,900 Set by Flimsy, October 16 2008

Posted by Octofem on 16th October 2008

Octofem.

This was one of my least satisfactory days – most of the clues were straight forward and easy,
 but several  defeated me.  I am sure they are obvious to most people.  Au secours!!!!

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Independent on Sunday 974 by Quixote (12 Oct 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 16th October 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 18 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

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Independent 6865/Nimrod – The Joy of …

Posted by beermagnet on 16th October 2008

beermagnet.

Nimrod. Brilliant.
With an interesting grid that I don’t remember seeing much before which helps the solver by providing a goodly number of first letters.
This solve went very well kicking off with 1 Across and two of the three other 15 letter lights.
There are a few where I can’t understand the wordplay or some reference so help gratefully received, espec. 10A, 25A, 4D and 22D (and others) Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,890 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th October 2008

Pete Maclean.

The Weekend Prize Crossword from 4th October 2008
Cinephile seriously stumped me with 15D here. (No doubt someone will enlighten me.) I nominate 27A for the best clue

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Financial Times 12,891 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 16th October 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword on 6th October 2008
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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