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Archive for February 12th, 2009

Independent 6,966/Radian

Posted by Ali on 12th February 2009

Ali.

It’s been fairly hard to avoid the fact that 2009 is the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth, but the fact that the actual day is Feb 12th must have passed me by as I didn’t cotton on straight away with this puzzle. It was all the more enjoyable once I did though. Certainly the best Radian puzzle I’ve done so far with some great clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,999 / Mudd

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th February 2009

Gaufrid.

Two enjoyable FT puzzles in a row, first Monk now Mudd. Some of the clues had me metaphorically scratching my head but then the penny would drop and I had to smile at the misleading nature of the clue. My only slight concern is with 24d where I assume the ‘many pairings’ refers to having a number of sexual partners but this is not a definition of ‘knave’ that is given in any of the usual dictionaries.

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Guardian 24,621 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 12th February 2009

Eileen.

Another treat of a puzzle from Araucaria, ingeniously celebrating the 200th ‘birthday’ of both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. There are a couple of answers where I look forward to clarification, which I’m confident I shall get.
[ ]* anagram
dd  double definition
[ ] < reversed
[ ] omitted

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Independent on Sunday 991 by Quixote (8 Feb 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 12th February 2009

nmsindy.

I found this on the easy side, solving time, 14 mins

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FT 12,990 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 12th February 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 2 February 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 12,989 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 12th February 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the FT Weekend edition of January 31
I found this puzzle rather easy but fancy it might not be for those less familiar with mathematical terminology. The combination of 13 and 15A is rather good.

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