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Archive for June 2nd, 2009

Independent 7060/Virgilius

Posted by John on 2nd June 2009


Initially I thought that Virgilius had referred so frequently to Roman numerals that this was in some way the theme, but perhaps it’s just that in the Across clues he’s fitted many numbers in and they are nearly all clued by reference to Roman numerals. Either way, no doubt as usual there’s something more than this which, although glaringly obvious, has escaped my notice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,715 – Chifonie

Posted by Uncle Yap on 2nd June 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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Financial Times 13,092 /Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 2nd June 2009


Rufus’s alter ego sets a puzzle to his usual standard:  enjoyable, if not difficult, with clean concise clues and plenty of amusing cryptic definitions. Read the rest of this entry »

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