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Archive for December 18th, 2008

Guardian 24575 / Puck

Posted by mhl on 18th December 2008

mhl.

Apologies for any errors here – I’m rather beset by work and illness at the moment. My partner did about half of these, so thanks to her for the help…

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Independent on Sunday 983 by Quixote (14 Dec 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 18th December 2008

nmsindy.

Solving time, 17 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times No. 12,954, Set by Cincinnus, Dec 18, 2008

Posted by Octofem on 18th December 2008

Octofem.

A speedy crossword this morning with very little to challenge the solver. My only concern is the three letter word at 25d. 
I may not have the appropriate explanation, and am open, as always, to correction.

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Independent 6,919 by Nimrod

Posted by Simon Harris on 18th December 2008

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone

Fairly typical Nimrod, I think. Unconventional in places, with a few tenuous ones and a couple that I’ll need you to explain to me. There’s a theme in the across answers, as pointed out by 4/19, which leads to the whole thing feeling a little forced.

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Financial Times 12,945 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th December 2008

Uncle Yap.

Monday FT Prize Crossword on 8 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 12,944 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th December 2008

Pete Maclean.

FT Weekend Prize Puzzle from December 6
I am in a rush this week so here is my analysis with minimal comments.

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