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Archive for October 22nd, 2009

Independent 7,182 by Nimrod

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd October 2009

Simon Harris.

Well I never, a Nimrod that I could actually solve! And very good it was too. There are a couple of references in 10 and 12ac that I couldn't quite explain, but no doubt someone here can help.

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Posted in Independent | 7 Comments »

Guardian 24837 / Logodaedalus

Posted by mhl on 22nd October 2009

mhl.

We got through this very fast indeed – I don’t think there’s much that should have caused problems. The surface readings are very nice throughout.

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Posted in Guardian | 12 Comments »

Financial Times 13,214/Viking

Posted by smiffy on 22nd October 2009

smiffy.

Much like yesterday, a mish-mash of the hackneyed and the hand-crafted. There seemed to be a plethora of “remove a letter” devices today (e.g. 15A, 24A, 28A, 3D, 22D, 25D).

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Independent on Sunday 1027 by Quixote – 18 Oct 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd October 2009

nmsindy.

Like last week, I found this harder than usual from Quixote, not that the clues were more difficult but some of the words were less familiar. Enjoyable solve as always, solving time, 30 mins

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Financial Times 13,205 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd October 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 12 October 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 13,204 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 22nd October 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 10
Cincinnus keeps coming with great clues; witness 1A, 9A, 13A, 2D and 6D. But there is one clue, 11D, whose wordplay I do not completely understand. This happens once in a while but very rarely with Cincinnus. No doubt someone will fill me in.

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Posted in FT | 3 Comments »