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Archive for November 20th, 2008

Independent 6895 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 20th November 2008

nmsindy.

This was tough as Nimrod usually is, but I got there in the end.    There is a Nina (hidden message) which helped me from reasonably early on – I refer to it after the clue explanations.   Solving time: 40 mins, one or two I do not fully understand but I verified the answers on the Indy site.

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Guardian 24551 / Brendan

Posted by mhl on 20th November 2008

mhl.

I very much enjoyed this puzzle and personally didn’t find it nearly as difficult as the last couple of days. There are several references to the United States (7a, 26a, 1d, 3d, 18d) in addition to the tricky 15a, 17a. Update: I meant to add that there are many marvellous surface readings in these clues – worth taking a little time over.

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Independent on Sunday 979 by Quixote (16 Nov 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 20th November 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 14 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 CUB A

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Financial Times, no. 12,930 Set by Jason, November 20, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 20th November 2008

Octofem.

Nothing very testing in this morning’s puzzle, apart from a few slang terms which may not be known to all.
Much easier than last Thursday’s task.

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Financial Times 12,921 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 20th November 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Monday Prize Crossword on 10th November 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 12,920 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 20th November 2008

Pete Maclean.

This Cincinnus puzzle struck me as distinctly more difficult than most of his. The top-right corner especially took me some time to complete. And it has its complement of splendid Cincinnic clues (10A, 25A, 3D).

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