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Archive for June 11th, 2009

Independent 7064 – Tyrus (Sat 6 June 2009)

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 11th June 2009

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: 30 mins

I got on better with this than the previous Tyrus puzzles. Unless I’m being dense there’s no really strong theme. I can’t quite explain 2D. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7,068/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 11th June 2009

Ali.

Something must have been right with the world this morning because I raced through this in a little over 20 minutes. The same thing happened with Nimrod’s recent Saturday puzzle, all of which means I’m hopefully getting more accustomed to his style. Experience of solving (and, as of late, trying to compile) Listener-type puzzles was a definite help with some wordplay, e.g. R for ‘take’ in 8A and ‘up’ as an anagrind in 12A. Some very nice clues in here too, so an enjoyable distraction from the madness that is London public transport on a Tube strike day.

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Guardian 24,723 (Gordius)

Posted by diagacht on 11th June 2009

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Trying to blog this in record speed this morning as I am on borrowed internet usage and won’t get back to a computer until much later in day. Three clues solved but not decoded: 2, 5, and 8. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1008 by Quixote (7 Jun 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 11th June 2009

nmsindy.

Special puzzle, because of 16 across. Thought it was going to be very difficult when I solved just one clue on first run through, but it became a bit easier after that. Solving time, 23 mins.

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Financial Times 13,091 – Mudd

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th June 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 1 June 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 13,090 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th June 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 30
Here’s a Cinephile puzzle with a couple of fine clues (24A and 14D) and a few that seem uninspired (12A and 17A) or even possibly faulty (27A, 1D).

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