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Archive for September 11th, 2009

Independent 7,147 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 11th September 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,802 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 11th September 2009


Well, I’m not complaining about lack of humour today – nor that the puzzle was too easy! I found this quite a challenge, not least in the parsing, but very rewarding, thanks to the characteristic puckish cluing and number of ‘aha’ moments. Although quite tough, there was nothing that I thought unfair, although the devices used in 1, 2 and 5dn may not please everyone.

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Financial Times 13,179 / Bradman

Posted by shuchi on 11th September 2009


A delightful puzzle, the two long anagrams at 1D, 10D being the highlights. Quite tough too, had to pick up my dictionary several times. The top-right corner was especially tricky taking me double the time than the rest of the puzzle.

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Inquisitor 140 – Alevin by Viking

Posted by duncanshiell on 11th September 2009


Viking is a new Inquisitor setter for me, but a bit of research indicates that there is a Viking who plays a major part in crosswords in another place, so the pedigree looked strong. I wasn’t disappointed

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Independent 7142 (Sat 5 Sep) Bannsider

Posted by beermagnet on 11th September 2009


I’m looking very hard but I can’t see a Nina in this one (I completely failed to see the Nina in last Saturday’s). Nevertheless, a pretty tough puzzle which is what we expect to get from Bannsider.

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