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Archive for April 23rd, 2009

Financial Times 13,058/Viking

Posted by smiffy on 23rd April 2009


A few clues in here where the wordplay or structure seem to be a bit too forced, in order to make the idea work (e.g. 19A, 2D).  However, the impressive device at 3D is a first-of-a-kind sighting for me; is it unprecedented?

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Guardian 24,681 – Shed

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 23rd April 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

Medium difficulty today, I’d say.  No obvious theme aside from maybe 11ac and 1dn! I like Shed normally, and this was no exception – the unknown words all seem to somehow be etymologically possible, if that makes sense.

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Independent 7,026 by Ascalon

Posted by Simon Harris on 23rd April 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Independent on Sunday 1001 by Quixote (19 Apr 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 23rd April 2009


The standard excellent Quixote puzzle as it heads into the second thousand.   Solving time, 25 mins.     SW corner by far the hardest for me.

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New Administrator

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd April 2009


As of this week there is a new administrator at Fifteensquared, myself Gaufrid. Chatmeister will cease to exist, instead any relevant  comments will be posted under my pseudonym. My aim is to make this site successful and I hope you will help me in this endeavour by complying with the Discussion Policy, that is to say by avoiding significantly off-topic comments in posts related to a specific puzzle, whilst retaining the friendly nature of the site.

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Financial Times 13,049 – Mudd

Posted by Uncle Yap on 23rd April 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 13 April 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 13,048 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd April 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of 11 April
Cincinnus gives us another very fine puzzle. Every clue is technically perfect (as usual) and a good few are impressive.

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