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Archive for August 18th, 2009

Financial Times 13,158 / Neo

Posted by Agentzero on 18th August 2009

Agentzero.

A mix that included some fairly easy anagrams and some significantly trickier (and well done) clues.  I really enjoyed this, even though 3 down still eludes me. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 6 Comments »

Independent 7126/Radian

Posted by John on 18th August 2009

John.

Whenever ones sees several answers that are not ‘properly’ checked (in other words which have more unchecked than checked letters) one is alerted to the fact that there is some theme; although I have nowhere seen it specifically stated, it seems to be the case that when this is so the setter is justified in deviating from Ximenean correctness in order to fit so many thematic words into the grid. Certainly Radian has been very successful in this enjoyable trip round the orchestra. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Independent | 7 Comments »

Guardian 24,781 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th August 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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Posted in Guardian | 22 Comments »