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Archive for December 2nd, 2008

Independent 6905/Hypnos

Posted by John on 2nd December 2008

John.

The wordplay is always fine, but forgive me if I’m lukewarm about some of the surfaces, which seem to me to be a bit thin. ‘Publication with no trouble elevated colour’; ‘A liberal honour acquired by lead showing composure’; and a few others: perhaps I’m missing something, but they don’t mean a lot to me. However, the excellence of one or two of the clues (27ac, 2dn, 4dn and more) makes up for this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,561 – Brummie

Posted by Uncle Yap on 2nd December 2008

Uncle Yap.

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 12940 / Armonie

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 2nd December 2008

C G Rishikesh.

A very enjoyable puzzle. I got bottom half first, then top right and finally top left (it was the same pattern with yesterday’s Guardian crossword).

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