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Archive for March 17th, 2009

Independent 6994/Tees

Posted by John on 17th March 2009

John.

It was with a sinking heart that I embarked on this. Despite what it says at the top of this page under SETTERS, Tees is not medium in difficulty. In fact in my opinion he is quite the most difficult of them all. At one point I was seriously worried that I would have to abandon it and ask for sharper minds than mine to finish it off, but armed with the full panoply of aids I eventually managed. Needless to say, there are some that need further explanation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,649 – Taupi

Posted by Uncle Yap on 17th March 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 13,027 / Jason

Posted by Agentzero on 17th March 2009

Agentzero.

Two slightly tricky clues exploiting the is=’s=s ambiguity.  I am unsure of the parsing of two others–any assistance is welcome! Thanks to Phi and Paul B for their help, noted below Read the rest of this entry »

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