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Archive for June 12th, 2009

Independent 7,069 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 12th June 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,101 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 12th June 2009

shuchi.

Many clues raised a smile (14A, 22A, 27A to name a few). There are a couple of mythological references (Oleander, Atalanta), which have been clued inventively. Alberich is topnotch as ever.

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Financial Times 13,100 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th June 2009

Gaufrid.

I noticed this morning that we didn’t have a blog for yesterday’s puzzle so here is a quick breakdown of the clues.

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Guardian 24,724 / Logodaedalus

Posted by Andrew on 12th June 2009

Andrew.

I’m not sure what to make of this one – mostly quite straightforward and with some nice clues, but a few quibbles too. There are several places where a word in the clue is used directly in the answer, which can make them easy to solve, but can also be a kind of double bluff, where you search for synonyms, not realising that the word you want is right in front of you.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enigmatic Variations 865: One Type of 46 by Glow-worm

Posted by Dave Hennings on 12th June 2009

Dave Hennings.

Initial surprise that the solution to EV862 (which I blogged and submitted) received no correct entry by the closing date!! This was obviously a mistake, with the normal lucky-winner-picker being off sick or the mail bag having caught fire. Probably the latter as the explanation the following week was simply that “it was not possible to award a prize”!

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Inquisitor 127 – When it began, by Raich

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 12th June 2009

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: maybe 2 hours in several bursts

The thematic material in this puzzle was
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