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Independent 6917/Eimi

Posted by John on 16th December 2008

John.

Much of this I liked, but there were one or two clues that I wasn’t sure about, for one reason or another. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12952 / Satori

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 16th December 2008

C G Rishikesh.

I was away in Bangalore for a couple of days but luckily returned home this morning in time for my scheduled blog. 
A puzzle that doesn’t come under the ‘easy’ category.

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Guardian 24,573 (Paul)

Posted by diagacht on 16th December 2008

diagacht.
Across
9,8 OSCAR PETERSON: anagram of SOON around CARPETERS (layers)
10 JAZZ: JA + ZZ (sound of snoring)
11 COUNT BASIE: COUNT (consider) + I in BASE (essence)
12,17 BILLIE HOLIDAY: LIB (reversed) + LIE (politician’s promise) + HOLIDAY (recess); Paul is taking a tough line on politicians this morning!
14 INTEGRAL: anagram of ALTERING
15,21 CHARLIE PARKER: CHARLIE (wally) + PARKER (kind of coat)
20 OPEN FIRE: double definition
22 WIGWAM: WIG (rug) + WA (Washington) + M (man)
23 ARTIFICIAL: IF in ARTIC (lorry) + I (one) + A (heading for auction, first letter) + L (left, behind indicating at the end)
24,22 FATS WALLER: S WALL (small screen) in anagram (broadcast) of AFTER
25 EXIST: EX (old) + IS (one’s) + T (time)
26 RIESLING: R (right) + IE (that is) + SLING (to chuck)
Down
1 MEGALITH: (H (hard) + TIL (up to) + A GEM (a stone)) all reversed
2 BENZ: BEN(d) (short curve) + Z (angled chicane)
3 PSYCHE: hidden in tiPSY CHEeky
4 INSULIN: INSUL(t) (slight cut) + IN (hip, as in trendy)
5 FORTY-TWO: FORT (strong position) + W (wife) in anagram of TOY; this is Douglas Adams’ answer to everything in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
6 OCEAN-GOING: anagram of CArGO NONE I (without ‘r’, runs out of) + G (good)
7 TROIKA: OIK (unpleasant person) in ART reversed (craft)
13 LARYNGITIS: anagram of STYLING AIR
16 INITIATE: IN IT I ATE
18 AWAITING: A WING (a fly) around AIT (an island on the Thames)
19 DEVILRY: double definition (devilry as in black magic and also as in an expression of impatience)
24 FELT: double definition

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