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Archive for December 9th, 2008

Independent 6,911/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 9th December 2008


Quite simply as oustanding an example of a themed daily cryptic as you could hope to see, made all the more special for me because 9D was the penultimate clue I solved and, up until that point, I’d been unsure on the theme! Extra plaudits for 8A too!

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Guardian 24,567 – Araucaria

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th 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 12946 / Neo

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 9th December 2008

C G Rishikesh.
I had a slow start but when once I got a foothold here and a toehold there, I clawed my way up before I reached the apex. This is by no means a piece of cake (sorry for mixing metaphors), for even some anagrams – which are usually the starters in any puzzle – are not so palpable. I learnt one or two new expressions but to get them I fought every inch without taking recourse to electronic help.

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