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Archive for March 6th, 2009

Guardian 24,640 – Brendan

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 6th March 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

This blog was accidentally published early – apologies if it looked a little incomplete!

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Independent 6,985/Phi

Posted by Ali on 6th March 2009

Ali.

Busy half-day for me today, so I’ll need to be brief. A tougher-than-usual Phi I thought, with impressive use of multiple grid entries for double-word clues intersecting in the grid. I fell down on 9/6 and 20 though!

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Beelzebub 993 (01/03/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th March 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Independent 6980/Bannsider (Prize puzzle 28-02-09)

Posted by neildubya on 6th March 2009

neildubya.

Probably the toughest puzzle I’ve attempted in a while, which explains my dismal performance: two answers missing and a whole load more that I filled in but can’t explain. Great puzzle though, as always from Bannsider. Read the rest of this entry »

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FT 13,018/Viking

Posted by smiffy on 6th March 2009

smiffy.

I seemed to solve this one in fits and starts; with groups of answers coming in short order, but punctuated by several lulls of a minute or two.  A smattering of nifty &lit type clues, with 13D almost being worth the entrance fee on its own.

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Inquisitor 113 TOURIST TRAP by Phi

Posted by Hihoba on 6th March 2009

Hihoba.

Another challenging and well-constructed puzzle from Phi.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 851 – Man of Mystery by Loda

Posted by Gaufrid on 6th March 2009

Gaufrid.

What a delightful way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, letters latent for the across clues and extra words in the down ones, just my cup of tea. There were many excellent and often misleading clues, in fact too many to list here, but I particularly liked ‘miscreant detailed error’ to give ‘roer’ in 11a.

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