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Archive for October 30th, 2008

Guardian 24533 by Taupi

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th October 2008

Gaufrid.

We seem to be without a Guardian blog today so here is a breakdown of the wordplay. I’ll leave it to regular Guardian solvers to provide comments on the clues.

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Independent 6877/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 30th October 2008

neildubya.

Explanations and clarifications needed for 1a, 8, 12, 13, 19 and 26. Read the rest of this entry »

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FT No. 12,912, Set by Sleuth, October 30, 2008.

Posted by Octofem on 30th October 2008

Octofem.

Plenty to think about today.  The answers came fairly quickly but not always the explanations. 30a misled
me for a few minutes – I trust I now have it right.  Likewise 31a. No obvious theme but there is a fair amount of Eastern promise and a couple of animals.

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Independent on Sunday 976 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 30th October 2008

nmsindy.

I found this quite easy, solving time, 14 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 12,903 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 30th October 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword on 20 Oct 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 12,902 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th October 2008

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of 18 October
Mudd’s puzzle was the most difficult I have done in a while. I cannot figure out how 11A works.

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