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Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Independent 7,140 by Nimrod

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd September 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Posted in Independent | 17 Comments »

Guardian 24,795 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 3rd September 2009

Eileen.

Nothing too taxing or controversial here, I think, but the usual good value from Orlando, with some clever surfaces and a few smiles along the way.

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Posted in Guardian | 37 Comments »

Financial Times 13,172 / Mudd

Posted by Gaufrid on 3rd September 2009

Gaufrid.

Some people may be unhappy with one or two of the definitions (eg 12a & 6d) and the number of double/cryptic definitions but I enjoyed this puzzle because in each corner there were some relatively easy clues to get one started and some more difficult ones to get one thinking. I rather liked 4a and 14d though some of the other surfaces left a little to be desired. In 27a, ‘pond life that’s croaked’ immediately had me┬áthinking of yesterday’s ‘literary washerwoman’ (but not for long).

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Independent on Sunday 1020 by Quixote (30 Aug 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd September 2009

nmsindy.

I found this quite easy, solving time 14 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,163 – Falcon

Posted by Uncle Yap on 3rd September 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 24 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 13,162 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd September 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 22
I enjoyed Mudd’s slightly unconventional 11A. I also like 3D and 20D.

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