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Archive for October 16th, 2009

Independent 7177/Phi

Posted by John on 16th October 2009

John.

A couple of words where I felt no hint of guilt in using the aids: HAEREMAI (obviously familiar to Phi but not perhaps to people outside New Zealand) and MEERSCHAUM, and one more that I don’t fully understand (ESPIONAGE). Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24832 / Brendan

Posted by mhl on 16th October 2009

mhl.

As usual, a really top quality puzzle from Brendan – great surface readings and some surprising wordplay. Thanks to IanN14 for pointing out the theme of U.S. presidents, Franklin PIERCE, Abraham LINCOLN, Andrew JOHNSON (or Lyndon B. JOHNSON), Ulysses S. GRANT, Chester A. ARTHUR, Woodrow WILSON, Herbert HOOVER and Gerald FORD. Further update (thanks again, IanN14!): there’s also a Nina down the middle column: Barack OBAMA

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Independent 7,172 by Merlin (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 10/10/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th October 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,209 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 16th October 2009

shuchi.

Solid, satisfying challenge from Alberich as always.

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Inquisitor 145 – IN MEMORIAM-II by Phi

Posted by Hihoba on 16th October 2009

Hihoba.

Superb stuff from Phi as usual. Impeccable clues and a nice theme with a bit of work needed to fill in the middle five rows.

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