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Archive for September 24th, 2009

Financial Times 13,190/Cinephile

Posted by smiffy on 24th September 2009

smiffy.

This was probably my most rapid completion of a Cinephile puzzle in donkey’s years.  Unfortunately, I ended up guessing incorrectly at 4D so I can’t claim a correct solution!  Plenty of double definition clues in the mix today.

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Independent 7,158/Nestor

Posted by Ali on 24th September 2009

Ali.

A nice, tough puzzle from Nestor with some lovely clues. I have to admit I struggled with the NW and SW corners though and there are a few I don’t understand even after resorting to help!

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Guardian 24813 / Brummie

Posted by mhl on 24th September 2009

mhl.

We enjoyed this and just missed out 8 down, so it’s probably a good difficulty level for a daily puzzle. I particularly liked the surface readings of 9a, 10a, 3d and 12a. Update: thanks to Bryan for pointing out the theme, which I stupidly missed: WEST SIDE STORY is in the answers, along with the gangs (the JETS the SHARKS) and several songs (TONIGHT, MARIA, AMERICA, SOMEWHERE)

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Independent on Sunday 1023 by Quixote (20 Sep 2009)

Posted by nmsindy on 24th September 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 22 mins

* = anagram < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,181 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 24th September 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 14 September 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 13,180 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th September 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 12
For the first time in a while I am faced with two clues that I cannot fully solve, 12A and 20D. I figure I have guessed the answers correctly but cannot see how the wordplay works.

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