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Archive for November 6th, 2008

Independent 6883 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 6th November 2008

nmsindy.

There’s a Nina/theme in this puzzle, which I refer to after the clue explanations.  Solving time, 16 mins

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F.T. No. 12,918. Set by Orense, 6 November, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 6th November 2008

Octofem.

WATCH THE BIRDIE!   An ingenious puzzle , made comparatively simple once the bird and insect
theme was discerned.  Naomi makes her appearance again – she is in this month’s Guardian
Genius puzzle as part of a clue.  N.B. A link may be noted between 9a and 24d!

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Independent on Sunday 977 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 6th November 2008

nmsindy.

Very easy, indeed, I thought – as fast as I’ve solved any Indy puzzle this year – but not solved correctly, thanks, Neal H.

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Guardian 24539/Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 6th November 2008

Andrew.

A relatively straightforward Araucaria, thought including a couple of words that were new to me, with a theme based on various kinds of beating,

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Financial Times 12,909 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 6th November 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword on 27 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 12,908 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 6th November 2008

Pete Maclean.

Weekend FT Prize Puzzle from October 25
A splendid puzzle this week from Cincinnus. I especially like 21A, 23A and 14D.

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