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Archive for April 2nd, 2009

Financial Times 13,031 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 2nd April 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 21
It took me a while to complete the top right corner of this puzzle, not being familiar with ABBACY and finding 9A, 12A and 6D challenging — in the case of 9A because the obvious answer seemed too easy.

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Financial Times 13,041/Falcon

Posted by smiffy on 2nd April 2009

smiffy.

Other than having to confirm a couple of answers post-solving (5A and 21D) this was not particularly mind-warping in nature. If anything, this puzzle struck me as having all most as much corn as the Jolly Green Giant in the bottom half (e.g. 22A, 28A, 16D, 17D, 23D).

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Independent 7,008 by Eimi

Posted by Simon Harris on 2nd April 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24663 / Quantum

Posted by mhl on 2nd April 2009

mhl.

Quite an easy crossword today, but with a few disappointing clues, I thought (e.g. 13, 14, 6, 7) … There are a few things I didn’t understand, but I’m sure people will be able to clear them up quickly :)

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Independent on Sunday 998 by Quixote (29 Mar 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 2nd April 2009

nmsindy.

Accessible puzzle from Quixote, solving time 17 mins.

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Financial Times 13,032 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 2nd April 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 23 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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