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Archive for April 7th, 2009

Financial Times 13,045 / Moodim

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th April 2009

Gaufrid.

Definitely a puzzle at the ‘easy’ end of the FT spectrum with many obvious and simple anagrams, charades, reversals etc. However, I am not particularly happy with the clue for 14d. As worded the anagram should be inserted into I C rather than the other way around and the definition ‘learns a trade’ does not equate with ‘apprentice’ which would be ‘one who learns a trade’ or, in N. Am., ‘learn a trade’. Having said that, there were some clues that I quite enjoyed including 24a and 19d.

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Guardian 24,667 – Araucaria

Posted by Uncle Yap on 7th April 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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Independent 7,012 by Virgilius

Posted by Simon Harris on 7th April 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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