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Independent 7101 by Eimi

Posted by NealH on 20th July 2009

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def
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Guardian 24,756 (Rufus)

Posted by diagacht on 20th July 2009

diagacht.

It’s Monday and Rufus is up to his usual tricks

Across
1 PACIFISTS: and they don’t like to strike!
6 AGED: anagram of AGED
10 EVERY: E (cigarettE end) + VERY (a signalling light)
11 VENTURING: anagram of GIVEN TURN
12 TAKEN IN: double definition
13 ULYSSES: anagram of SLY SUES
14 GRANDCHILDREN: cryptic definition
17 ANTICLOCKWISE: turning the clock backwards!
21 ALCOHOL: anagram of OH and LOCAL
22 DEPRESS: anagram of SPEEDS and R (river); don’t see why this is both sides of the river as that would be RR
24 BRIGADIER: BRIG (ship) + A + anagram of RIDE
25 INTER: double definition, referring to one of Milan’s football teams
26 GAME: double definition
27 SANDGLASS: cryptic definition
Down
1 PRESTIGE: anagram of PRIEST and EG (reversed)
2 CHEEK: obviously CHEEK is nerve; but chap? Is it a reference to cheeky chappy?
3 FLYING DUTCHMAN: double definition
4 SEVENTH: as in ‘seventh heaven’
5 SENSUAL: anagram of SUN in SEAL (impression)
7 GLISSANDI: not sure about the cryptic part of this
8 DIGEST: double definition
9 RUDYARD KIPLING: anagram of DRYING UP ID LARK
15 ANARCHISM: anagram of CHAIRMANS
16 BEDSORES: anagram of ROSE BEDS
18 COLLINS: LL (two pounds) in COINS
19 OLD IRON: double definition
20 MAY BUG: double defintion
25 EXTRA: another double definition, this time based on cricket

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Private Eye/Cyclops 395 – Iffy pong

Posted by beermagnet on 20th July 2009

beermagnet.

Good stuff from Mr C in this issue.  Some tricky clues which I don’t think I could get without the crossing letters, but plenty pencilled in after a first pass to get going.
Longstanding readers may remember when I first started blogging this crossword I had just given up the evil weed coinciding with the smoking ban. Two years on I haven’t had a smoke since, so it can be done, and it’s as good a reason to celebrate something as anything, so: “Trebles all round!”. Read the rest of this entry »

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