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Archive for June 25th, 2009

Financial Times 13,112/Flimsy

Posted by smiffy on 25th June 2009

smiffy.

This felt like a tougher than average puzzle from Flimsy, although that impression may be influenced by the longest/quadrant-linking entries being particularly slow to come to me.  Commiserations to the setter on having the idea at 15D undermined by a spot of printer’s devilry.

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Independent 7080 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 25th June 2009

nmsindy.

Unusual puzzle. Got almost nothing on first run through. Then with three crossing letters saw what 8 was likely to be. After that made quite good progress, until getting badly stuck on 9. Finally cracked it tho, solving time, 38 mins, of which about 15 mins was looking for that last one.

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Guardian 24,735 – Paul

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 25th June 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

A really enjoyable grid today, with a couple of royal references.  There are some very clever clues in here, with distinctively misleading surfaces –  I nearly stood up to applaud 20dn, it was so clever.

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Independent on Sunday 1010 by Quixote (21 June 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 25th June 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 22 mins

* = anagram

1 PAWN BROKE R & lit My last answer and my favourite clue

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Financial Times 13,103 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 25th June 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 15 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 13,102 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 25th June 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 13
I found this Mudd a bit of a challenge, especially the top-right corner. I particularly like 16A and 14D.

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