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Archive for October 27th, 2009

Financial Times 13,218 / Jason

Posted by Gaufrid on 27th October 2009

Gaufrid.

I’ve mixed views about this one. For example I liked the anagram indicators ‘snarled’ in 12a and ‘reprise’ in 20d but was unhappy with 22a and 23d as indicated below. I was also a little concerned about the wordplay in 2d and 6d in that, whilst accurate, it was somewhat convoluted.

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Independent 7186/Merlin

Posted by John on 27th October 2009

John.

How clever. All the across answers except 16ac consist of something repeated, as indicated by 16ac (DOUBLE-DEALING). Quite an achievement to fit them all in, so one can be lenient about the obscurity of 9ac and possibly 27ac. And Merlin has with only one or two exceptions managed to use pretty normal words for the down answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24841 – Enigmatist

Posted by Uncle Yap on 27th October 2009

Uncle Yap.

dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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