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Archive for June 4th, 2009

Guardian 24717 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 4th June 2009

mhl.

There’s a mini-theme of golf and golf clubs in this one; I found this quite tough, but on writing the post I’m not entirely sure why, apart from the usual Araucaria liberties…

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Independent 7,062 by Punk

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th June 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Independent on Sunday 1007 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 4th June 2009

nmsindy.

A little tougher than usual from Quixote, I thought.   Solving time, 28 mins

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Financial Times 13,094 / Bradman

Posted by Agentzero on 4th June 2009

Agentzero.

This was an enjoyable challenge from The Don, with many very nice clues, including more “&lit” clues than I have seen in a while. However, a grid with this many long lights tends to result in too many long anagrams, at least for my taste. Here, there are six of ten letters or more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,085 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th June 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 25 May 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 13,084 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th June 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 23
Recent conjectures that Cincinnus is making his puzzles harder seem to me to be denied by this one. I found it fairly easy but very enjoyable as usual.

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