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Independent 6984 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 5th March 2009

nmsindy.

Tough puzzle from Nimrod with 6 15-letter entries. Solving time, 46 mins.

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Guardian 24639 / Brummie

Posted by mhl on 5th March 2009

mhl.

Good stuff from Brummie today. (I can’t take much credit for this post, since Jenny solved most of the puzzle while I was working this morning.) Thanks to smutchin for pointing out the Cinderella theme: CINDERS, FAIRY GODMOTHER, PRINCE CHARMING, UGLY SISTERS and BUTTONS are scattered about the grid.

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Financial Times 13,017 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th March 2009

Gaufrid.

A gentle mental workout today with nothing too difficult though the proverb at 14,18 is probably not one of the most well-known. 29a was nicely misleading and had me trying to think of a homophone of ‘Quito’ for a (very) short while.
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Across
1 ISABEL  IS AB (sailor) EL (the, in Spanish)
5 IMPUDENT  IMP (devil) [st]UDENT (undergraduate throwing stone)
9 SWEETSOP  SWEETS[h]OP (husband leaving place selling confectionary)
10 RENOWN  E (east) in RN (our sailors) OWN (have)
11 FERRET  RR (bishop) in FEET (walkers)
12 RANDOLPH  *(ARNOLD) PH (public house) – Thomas Randolph, 17th century English poet
14,18 HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES  HANDSOME (striking) I (one) SAS HANDSOME (good-looking) DOES (females)
22 TARTUFFE  TAR (sailor) TUFFE[t] (footstool briefly)
25 SALLOW  ALL (everything) in SOW (pig)
26 BANNER  dd
27 NOISETTE  SETT (badger’s earth) in *(ONE I)
28 MENSWEAR  MEN (husbands) SWEAR (use four letter words)
29 ESTATE  E (Ecuador’s capital) STATE (say)

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Independent on Sunday 994 by Quixote (1 Mar 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 5th March 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 11 mins.

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 A M (O) S      Book of Old Testament

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Financial Times 13,008 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 5th March 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 23 February 2009

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Financial Times 13,007 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 5th March 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 21
I had trouble finishing the bottom-right corner of this puzzle and have a quibble about one of the clues there.

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