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Archive for August 13th, 2009

Financial Times 13,154 – Viking

Posted by smiffy on 13th August 2009

smiffy.

Still no sign of the recent puzzles online, and I’m far from the madding crowd today so unlikely to lay my hands on the paper itself.  If you have been fortunate enough to solve then please feel free to post comments.  Otherwise, I shall delete this placeholder later in the day.

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Independent 7122/Scorpion

Posted by John on 13th August 2009

John.

An enjoyable crossword from Scorpion. As you might expect there was some tricky wordplay — in many of these its explanation needs to be separate from the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,777 / Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 13th August 2009

Andrew.

Tough going with Araucaria today. I got 22/21 quickly, which led immediately to 15/14 and a couple of others, but still struggled to finish it. There were a few references that I had to look up, and there a still a couple of places where I’m either stumped or dubious about my explanation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1017 by Quixote 9 Aug 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 13th August 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 19 mins, so not too difficult.

* = anagram  < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,145 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 13th August 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 3 August 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 13,144 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 13th August 2009

Pete Maclean.

Yet another sterling Cincinnus puzzle this time that I enjoyed while on holiday in the Tyrol. I finished it quickly except for the top-right corner. And I especially liked 14A, 22A, 28A, 6D and 15D.

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