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Archive for July, 2009

Financial Times 13,140 / Neo

Posted by Agentzero on 28th July 2009

Agentzero.

An enjoyable puzzle, with some clever clues and tricky wordplay from Neo.  Sorry to be a 15 dn today; I didn’t have a chance to turn to the puzzle this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7108/Virgilius

Posted by John on 28th July 2009

John.

Although it is always a delight to blog a Virgilius crossword, my heart is for ever in my mouth because of the Nina: what a fool I’ll look when I don’t see it. And that’s happened here. Lots of As, Bs and Cs and evidently this has something to do with it, but I can see no more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,763 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 28th July 2009

Uncle Yap.

dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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Independent 7107 by Monk

Posted by NealH on 27th July 2009

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def
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Guardian 24,762 / Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 27th July 2009

Andrew.

It’s Monday, it’s Rufus, you know what to expect. Perhaps even more of his characteristic cryptic definitions than usual, but most of them are good fun. In any case, if I did have any criticisms they would be dispelled for me by the wonderful anagram at 10dn (and 12ac is a nice one too). Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 1938: Sister act

Posted by jetdoc on 26th July 2009

jetdoc.

Apologies for the late posting — this has been an unusually busy week, including the small matter of celebrating an England test victory at Lord’s; I have also been working on information about one of the main anti-flu medicines, so ‘deadline’ had a whole new meaning.

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Everyman No. 3277 (July 19th).

Posted by The Trafites on 26th July 2009

The Trafites.

Pretty tough going this week, especially if you didn’t know the
names of the film, the novel, the UK TV programme and the famous Russian(s).

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Beelzebub 1,013 (19/07/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 25th July 2009

Simon Harris.

I think this was all fairly straightforward, relatively speaking, although the gap between solving and blogging was perhaps allowed to grow too long for me recall in detail how I found it. I think I’ve explained everything, at least.

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Guardian 24,755 (Sat 18 Jul)/Paul – Calf pints

Posted by rightback on 25th July 2009

rightback.

Solving time: 8:54

A very enjoyable puzzle from Paul with no theme that I could see but a marvellous new word for me at 12dn.

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Independent 7,100 by Scorpion (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 18/07/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 24th July 2009

Simon Harris.

An excellent Saturday puzzle, challenging but ultimately manageable. I’m particularly struck by the exceptional quality of the surface readings.

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Financial Times 13,137 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 24th July 2009

shuchi.

A characteristically challenging, well-crafted offering from Viking.

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Independent 7105 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 24th July 2009

nmsindy.

Excellent puzzle from Phi, solving time, 24 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

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Shameless commercial for a Charity Appeal

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 24th July 2009

petebiddlecombe.

With apologies to those who have already seen this in other crossword places on the internet …

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Enigmatic Variations 871: Needs by Charybdis

Posted by Dave Hennings on 24th July 2009

Dave Hennings.

A puzzle from one of my favourite setters (with another one from him in this week’s Listener as well).

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Guardian 24760 / Auster

Posted by mhl on 24th July 2009

mhl.

It only seems fair to give our Australian commenters first say about this fun puzzle from Auster.

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