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Archive for March 26th, 2009

FT 13,035/Bradman

Posted by smiffy on 26th March 2009

smiffy.

A well-balanced smattering of general knowledge categories (and at the Trivial Pursuit, rather than Mastermind, level). A couple of Oxbridge college names cropped up early on while solving, which lured me briefly into a wild goose chase for a non-existent theme.

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Independent 7,002/Nestor

Posted by Ali on 26th March 2009

Ali.

I found this pretty tough going, though Thursdays are generally the hardest weekday. I made a flying start with some of the across clues, but then slowed up, mainly because I thought that 25A was SNAILED and therefore talked myself out of 7D being an anagram! Nevertheless, some very nice clues here and I enjoyed the challenge.

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Guardian 24,657 – Paul

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 26th March 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

Quite easy for a thursday I thought, but I was left with a couple of quibbles and uncertainties. These were balanced by the highly enjoyable 9ac, 11ac and 25ac.

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Independent on Sunday 997 by Quixote (22 Mar 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 26th March 2009

nmsindy.

Some excellent misdirection in the definition parts in this puzzle. Solving time, 22 mins.

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Financial Times 13,026 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 26th March 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 16 March 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 13,025 / Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th March 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 14
Cincinnus gives us some particularly splendid double definitions this week (20D, 24D) and a generally excellent puzzle as usual.

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