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Independent 6913 by Scorpion

Posted by nmsindy on 11th December 2008

nmsindy.

I enjoyed this puzzle a lot. Scorpion is one of the harder Indy setters and clues with great rigour, it was very enjoyable teasing it all out. Solving time, 43 mins. Great surface readings as well all through.

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Guardian 24,569 – Paul

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 11th December 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

A very enjoyable puzzle today, with two interlinking themes that I would say are reasonably unobscure.

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Independent on Sunday 982 by Quixote (7 Dec 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 11th December 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 30 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

6 P (O TAT) O The river Po, well-known to solvers

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Financial Times, No. 12,948, Set by Falcon, December 11, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 11th December 2008

Octofem.

Not a lot to say about this one.  Some familiar words and nothing which needed a great deal of explanation.
8A was not entirely clear to me, but seemed the likely answer. 

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Financial Times 12,939 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th December 2008

Uncle Yap.

Monday FT Prize Crossword on 1 December 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 12,938 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th December 2008

Pete Maclean.

FT Weekend Prize Puzzle from November 29
I found this puzzle moderately easy. 29A took me a while though. Mudd has a few fine clues here, such as 14A and 17D. And how often does a setter get an opportunity like 16D!

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