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Archive for July 10th, 2009

Independent 7,093 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 10th July 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,125 / Falcon

Posted by shuchi on 10th July 2009


Straightforward puzzle today. Some of the wordplay uses lesser-known meanings of familiar words (such as to=shut, out=seawards), but nothing very obscure or controversial.

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Guardian 24,748 / Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 10th July 2009


Nothing too troublesome in this one, with quite a few easy anagrams to get me started. One or two quibbles about meanings noted below.

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Inquisitor 131 – Feat by Hypnos

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 10th July 2009


Solving time: about 90 minutes

This puzzle’s thematic material was provided by both extra and missing letters in wordplay, and two grid entries – one unclued, one clued without definition. The letters missing in wordplay were to be highlighted in the grid (14 letter in 19 clues), showing who carried out the feat. Their real name and two relevant locations were provided by the extra letters.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 869 – Walkover by Oxymoron

Posted by Gaufrid on 10th July 2009


This was a relatively straightforward puzzle with an easy to find theme since it was clearly indicated by the extra letters in the wordplay and the ‘three components’ in ‘appropriate relative positions’ could be quickly spotted.

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