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Archive for August 20th, 2009

Independent 7128 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 20th August 2009

nmsindy.

This was one of the hardest Indy puzzles I’ve ever tackled.   Only one answer entered on first run through as a tentative guess which, as the rest of the puzzle was solved, turned out to be wrong.  Solving time, 116 mins.    There are a few I do not fully understand.

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Guardian 24,783 – Shed

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 20th August 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

This is just the level of difficulty I like on a Thursday – hard to crack into, but ultimately yielding its solutions with some persistence and nothing feeling ‘unfair’.

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Financial Times 13,160 / Flimsy

Posted by Gaufrid on 20th August 2009

Gaufrid.

Smiffy is on holiday so we will not be seeing his cheerful avatar for a couple of weeks.

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Independent on Sunday 1018 by Quixote – 16 Aug 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 20th August 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 24 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 S (AU CE) PAN

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Financial Times 13,151 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 20th August 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 10 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 13,150 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 20th August 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 9
Cinephile is in good form here with a puzzle that I found moderately easy but very satisfying. I particularly like 17A.

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