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Archive for March 27th, 2009

Independent 7003 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 27th March 2009

nmsindy.

Quite an easy puzzle from Phi, I thought, getting quite a bit from definitions, verifying wordplay later.    Solving time, 15 mins.

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Independent 6998/Math (Prize puzzle 21-03-09)

Posted by neildubya on 27th March 2009

neildubya. A fitting theme for a puzzle that appeared the day before 4. A couple of clues make reference to “ladies of tomorrow”, or “ladies celebrated on Sunday”, and there are a number of MUMs, MAs and MAMs scattered through the grid. Finally, the unchecked letters in the first and last columns of the grid spell out PATRICIA MARGARET. If I was to guess, I’d say that may be the name of Math’s Mum. Bless.

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Financial Times 13,036 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 27th March 2009

shuchi.

I found this puzzle tough to start with but it got better when then the anagrams fell into place. 9A and 21A were my favourites, also enjoyed the reversals at 28A and 31A.

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Beelzebub 996 (22/03/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 27th March 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,658/Logodaedalus

Posted by Andrew on 27th March 2009

Andrew.

Mostly quite a straightforward puzzle today, with some extremely easy clues, though there are a few obscurities that could cause hold-ups. I also seem to have found quite a few nits to pick about some of the clueing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 116 — Well Chuffed by Salamander

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 27th March 2009

Colin Blackburn.

A very enjoyable journey from Salamander I was well chuffed with it! The theme turned out to the the SETTLE-CARLISLE LINE, a beautiful and dramatic railway line linking the two towns and travelling along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales passing some of the National Park’s most glorious scenery.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 854 – Threesome by Ploy

Posted by Gaufrid on 27th March 2009

Gaufrid.

I think Ploy must have a fetish for anagrams, or at least that’s the way it seemed to me when I was solving this puzzle. However, having said that, there were some pleasing surfaces, my favourite being 28d. An easy EV which took over twice as long to blog as it did to solve.

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