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Archive for August 21st, 2009

Independent 7,129 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 21st August 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,161 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 21st August 2009

shuchi.

A toughie today! Lots of clever wordplay, deliciously misleading definitions. A treat to solve.

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Guardian 24784 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 21st August 2009

mhl.

Having an appalling ignorance of history, I found this difficult, and only worked out the theme after filling the grid and Googling the names. The joke is that CABALLEROs might have been members of the Cabal Ministry. (As it says on that page, the initials of CLIFFORD, ARLINGTON, BUCKINGHAM, ASHLEY[-Cooper] and LAUDERDALE spell out CABAL.)

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Independent 7,124 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 15/08/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 21st August 2009

Simon Harris.

I haven’t blogged an Anax puzzle before – in fact I’m not sure that I’ve even seen one in the Independent. That said, the name is of course more than a little familiar to frequenters of this site.

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Inquisitor 137 – No Yens by Schadenfreude

Posted by kenmac on 21st August 2009

kenmac.

This has to be one of the toughest Inquisitors I have ever tackled. I think I have the grid correct though I’m not sure about some of the thematic material. Solving time: several days :(

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