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Archive for December 4th, 2008

Independent 6,907/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 4th December 2008

Ali.

Pretty much everything you could want from Nimrod here – his unique style, pretty tough overall, some lovely clues and some which I’ll need fellow solvers to explain. I do admire the way he seems to fit so many long answers in to his grids. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,942, Set by FLIMSY, 4 December 2008

Posted by Octofem on 4th December 2008

Octofem.

Not in the same league as yesterday’s splendid puzzle but pleasant enough.  I had constant interruptions this morning so I  apologise for the lateness and rather sketchy explanations.  One or two parsings need help, please.I didn’t much like  ’sort of’ as an answer to 1A.

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Independent on Sunday 981 by Quixote (30 Nov 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 4th December 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 21 mins * = anagram < = reversed

ACROSS

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Guardian 24,563/Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 4th December 2008

Andrew.

I’d been thinking we hadn’t seen much of Araucaria lately, especially during the week, so it was a pleasure to find this one on a cold and miserable December morning. A mixture of easy, even rather banal, clues to get me started, with some much harder ones involving some tricky wordplay, and a few very Araucarian moments.

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Financial Times 12,933 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th December 2008

Uncle Yap.

Monday FT Prize Crossword on 17 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 12,932 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th December 2008

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the FT Weekend edition of November 22
Cincinnus gives us another delicious puzzle this week. I am full of admiration for 11A and 17D.

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