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Archive for April 24th, 2009

Independent 7,027 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 24th April 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,059 / Mudd

Posted by shuchi on 24th April 2009

shuchi.

Pleasing puzzle from Mudd as usual.

Some nifty definitions (especially liked 2D, 21D) and more than one define-by-example style of clue (23A, 3D, 8D). I have two small questions about the wordplay (1A, 5D). (Updates to 1A, 5D, 6D based on comments below. Thanks!)

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Guardian 24,682/Paul – On the run

Posted by Andrew on 24th April 2009

Andrew.

A very enjoyable and typically witty puzzle from Paul, based around his participation in the London Marathon this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7022/Scorpion (Prize puzzle 18-04-09)

Posted by neildubya on 24th April 2009

neildubya.

Tough but fair, as always with this setter. The NW corner gave me lots of problems but I got there in the end with just one answer I’m not completely sure about at 4d. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 120 — 1 Across by Schadenfreude

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 24th April 2009

Colin Blackburn.

Despite some initial misgivings this turned out to be a straightforward puzzle from Schadenfreude. Quite a few answers seemed to fit and a couple were too short but their first and last letters always fitted. Luckily I managed to get several of the first few down answers and worked out the theme word. It was then just a matter of finding the birds and the remaining theme words.

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Enigmatic Variations 858 — Twenty-two by MynoT

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 24th April 2009

Colin Blackburn.

Lots of jumbles make me nervous. What’s more all the down answers, and there are lots of them, are jumbled. And…there are only six across clues, the remaining entries make up 21 thematic terms…to be guessed! However, this puzzle comes with the all new SOLVING STRATEGIES and that tells me to crack two or three across entries and nine down entries.

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