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Inquisitor 132 – EXCESS by Phi

Posted by kenmac on 16th July 2009

kenmac.

Well, here goes with my first blog. I picked up my Independent with some trepidation but as soon as I turned to The Inquisitor and saw that it was by Phi, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I find Phi’s cluing to be reasonably fair most of the time and this was no exception. I was also all geared up for some July 4th US Independence theme but ’twas not to be.

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Financial Times 13,130 / Falcon

Posted by smiffy on 16th July 2009

smiffy.

Plenty of bread and butter stuff, including a liberal sprinkling of double definitions in the downs.  I think  I was fortunate in that I had pretty much instant recall of the handful of obscurities tucked away in the clues (e.g. in 11A or 6D).

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Independent 7098 by Morph

Posted by nmsindy on 16th July 2009

nmsindy.

A puzzle in the offbeat style I associate with Morph who I had the pleasure of meeting at Sloggers and Betters 5 back in May. Solving time, 29 mins.

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Guardian 24,753 / Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 16th July 2009

Andrew.

Nothing too difficult in this one. As always with Araucaria, some lovely clues and also some that make you go “hmm..”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1013 by Quixote (12 July 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 16th July 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 20 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,121 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 16th July 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 6 July 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 13,120 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th July 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 4
Here is another fairly easy but delightful puzzle from Cincinnus. I especially liked 28A, 20D and 22D.

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