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Archive for August 6th, 2009

Independent 7112 by Trees (Sat 1 Aug)

Posted by beermagnet on 6th August 2009

beermagnet.

Trees.

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FT 13,148/Phssthpok

Posted by smiffy on 6th August 2009

smiffy.

Another solid outing from The Unpronounceable One, but he’s certainly produced better in the past.  There were a few points along the way where I had an uncanny  sense of deja vu, although 3D and 6D are the only two clues that I can definitely recall encountering before.

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Independent 7,116 by Nimrod

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th August 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,771 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 6th August 2009

Eileen.

My heart sank somewhat, initially, when I saw a preamble to an Orlando, who can usually be relied on to be straightforward, but soon all became clear as the names of the 60’s avenging angels appeared down the sides of the puzzle. There was nothing too taxing in the clues – just one I’m not sure of but I know help is on its way!
[7dn reminded me of one of my favourite ‘Yorkshire’  jokes: when asked by a visitor why Dent station [the highest mainline station in England] was some four miles from the village of Dent [which is in Cumbria but in the Yorkshire Dales National Park] a local replied, ‘Happen they wanted it near the railway’.]

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Independent on Sunday 1016 by Quixote (2 Aug 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 6th August 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 23 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,139 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 6th August 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 27 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 13,138 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 6th August 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 25

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