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Independent 6894/Dac

Posted by John on 19th November 2008

John.

As always with Dac, clue after clue hits the button. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,929 by Satori

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th November 2008

Gaufrid.

Yes, it’s me again though this time back to my scheduled Wednesday spot.

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Guardian 24,550 (Araucaria)

Posted by diagacht on 19th November 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 DORIS DAY: DOR (as in d’or, of gold, golden) + IS (lives) + DAY (period); actress in Calamity Jane film of 1953
5 SHUCKS: HUCK in SS
9 NUNEATON: NUN EAT ON. Town nine miles north of Coventryadcast) + G
10 ELAPSE: anagram of ASLEEP
12,6 BLACK HILLS: LACK in BH + ILLS. In Dakota./td>
13 ADAM SMITH: A DAM (mother) + SMITH (to forge); the chap who replaced Elgar on the new £20 note
14 SLASH-AND-BURN: SLASH (oblique) + anagram of UN BRAND
18 VAINGLORIOUS: anagram of LOG IN in VARIOUS
21 LOCH LOCHY: LOCH (water) + LOCH (water, making waters) + Y (your first)
24 THIEVE: anagram of HIT + EVE
25 VALUABLE: LAV (reversed) + anagram of A BLUE
26 DAKOTA: Referring to the war plane and to north and south Dakota
27,23 DEADWOOD STAGE: DEADWOOD (useless) + STAGE. Refers again to Calamity Jane
Down
1 DANUBE: A NUB in DE (of French)
2 RUNWAY: RUNaWAY without the central ‘a’
3 SPARK PLUG: SPARK (set off) + PLUG (publicity)
4 A WOMANS TOUCH: A song from Calamity Jane
7 CAPSICUM: CAP (cover) + SIC (that’s right) + UM (hesitation)
8 SEETHING: SEE THING
11 CALAMITY JANE: (AMITY (friendship) + JA) in CALNE (Wiltshire town)
15 DRUG SQUAD: D + RUGS + QUAD (kind of bike)
16 OVULATED: anagram of LOVAT DUE
17 MISCLICK: M (leader of mouse) + IS + CLICK (kind of beetle)
19 BAMBOO: I think this is BAMBOOzle (as in begin to cheat) with BAMBOO being a grass and BAMBOO curtain being the so called political barrier of Chinese communism
20 BEHEAD: HE in BEAD
22 LOVAT: LO (see, behold) + VAT

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