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FT 12,969 by Orense. 8 January 2009

Posted by Octofem on 8th January 2009

Octofem.

KATZENJAMMER or GUEULE DE BOIS – A hangover in any language from this alcoholic puzzle with drinks
 from many lands.  At least it ended with a coffee!  Only 20A was a new word for me  and there were no bones of contention  as far as I  could see.

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Independent on Sunday 986 by Quixote (4 Jan 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 8th January 2009

nmsindy.

Into the New Year that should see No 1000 in this series. Solving time, 17 mins, if I have solved it – some doubts that I’ll know for sure about only when solution appears next Sunday.  (Many thanks to Andrew and Quixote himself  below for explaining the clues I did not understand)

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Guardian 24591 / Logodaedalus

Posted by mhl on 8th January 2009

mhl.

A surprisingly easy puzzle for a Thursday, which I don’t think should have posed people any particular problems. (Although I created some for myself by writing TIGERCATS into the grid instead of STRATEGIC :))

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Independent 6,936 by Radian

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th January 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

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Financial Times 12,961 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 8th January 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 29 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 12,960 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 8th January 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 30
Here we have a typical, charming puzzle from Cincinnus. I especially like 25A and 1D.

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