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Archive for July 9th, 2009

Independent 7088 by Anax (Sat 4 July)

Posted by beermagnet on 9th July 2009

beermagnet.

Has Anax set for the Indy before? I don’t think so (waits to be proved wrong).
He sets for various publications, is a regular commenter here and has popped up at Sloggers’n’Betters events.  He is one the least secretive setters on the web: http://www.ukpuzzle.com/anax.htm.

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Guardian 24,747 – Shed

Posted by manehi on 9th July 2009

manehi.

A gentle but fun return to solving after a few weeks’ holiday.

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Financial Times 13,124 / Mudd

Posted by smiffy on 9th July 2009

smiffy.

Not too often that Mudd makes a mid-week appearance, and this puzzle felt like a good (non-too-fiendish) fit for a summer’s Thursday.

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Independent 7,092/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 9th July 2009

Ali.

Well, we knew that there was a one in three chance of getting a Nimrod before the week was out, so I braced myself for this and started late last night. I’ve been getting on better with his style recently, but found this one a bit of a chore and had to resort to help to finish it off. There seem to be a lot of clues with question marks here, and there’ll be a few in this blog too, so any help will be welcome! Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1012 (5 July 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 9th July 2009

nmsindy.

I found this much harder than usual because of some items in the top half of the grid that were new to me and a silly mistake with 6 across which meant I did not get 6 down for ages. Solving time, 45 mins

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Financial Times 13,115 – Mudd

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th July 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 29 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 13,114 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th July 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 27
Often when solving a puzzle, I just see what is clearly the right answer to a clue without figuring out how it works. This is particularly true with Cinephile’s puzzles, perhaps because I have been doing them for so long, and was particularly true of this one. I particularly like 27A and am unsure about 3D.

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