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Archive for January 15th, 2009

Guardian 24,597 – Brendan

Posted by manehi on 15th January 2009

manehi.

Lots of clues which should be connected by 17ac.. got it from the chess set and the football set plays then got the theatrical ones but still don’t see how the others qualify. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6,942/Scorpion

Posted by Ali on 15th January 2009

Ali.

The first puzzle I’ve had chance to look at in what appears to have been a tricky batch so far this week, and this one certainly adds to that pile. I managed only one or two answers on my first pass, but managed to pencil in a few possible checking letters and things eventually started to fall into place. A very satisying solve.

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Independent on Sunday 987 by Quixote (11 Jan 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 15th January 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 22 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 SA (DIS) T

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FT12,975 Set by FLIMSY Jan 15 2009

Posted by Octofem on 15th January 2009

Octofem.

Not as entertaining as yesterday’s gem, with rather a lot of anagrams, and little to challenge.  One unusual word in 27a and I was not happy with 10a, but straight-forward on the whole.

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Financial Times 12,966 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 15th January 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 5 January 2009
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 12,965 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 15th January 2009

Pete Maclean.

Weekend FT Prize Puzzle from January 3
This puzzle was moderately tough for me and there is one clue (20A) that I fail to completely understand.

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