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Archive for November 17th, 2009

Financial Times 13,236 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 17th November 2009


I thought 16 ac and 6 dn were the best of the cryptic definitions that are characteristic of Rufus/Dante.  Some very good, natural surfaces as well, e.g., 27 ac and 22 dn.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7204/Virgilius

Posted by John on 17th November 2009


U.K. Prime Ministers: I think there are ten of them (Major, Eden, Canning, Aberdeen, Wilson, Derby, Melbourne, Brown, Heath, Grey), which explains 17dn. We’ve become used to Virgilius cleverly fitting them in and avoiding strange words, although I’d never heard of 20ac and only got it from the anagram. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24859 – Puck

Posted by Uncle Yap on 17th November 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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