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Archive for February 10th, 2009

Independent 6964/Virgilius

Posted by John on 10th February 2009

John.

The usual delightful Virgilius, with one or two clues that I found particularly difficult but, as should be the case, solution of them was followed by some self-kicking. I completed the bottom half before making any significant inroads into the top half. For once I saw the Nina fairly quickly, although it didn’t help me to get the answers where it appeared: in the four longest across answers, some letter appears three times in succession, as indicated by 13ac and 20ac. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,619 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 10th February 2009

Uncle Yap.

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 12997 / Armonie

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 10th February 2009

C G Rishikesh.

I had a pleasant outing with this crossword. The left half was the first to fall; then the top right and finally the bottom right.

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