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Archive for November 26th, 2009

Independent 7,212/Tees

Posted by Ali on 26th November 2009

Ali.

Took me a while to break the back of this one even though I got the long clue at 1/21/4 early doors. There are some good deceptive clues in here and I’ve learnt some new words (always good), though one or two might need explaining!

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Guardian 24,867 / Chifonie

Posted by Eileen on 26th November 2009

Eileen.

This is perhaps [in some ways] a puzzle for those who dislike cryptic definitions – not one in sight, but lots of simple charades, including a couple of rather hackneyed ones and some definitions I’m not very keen on. [I think I've said before that I don't understand why Chifonie is rated on this site as 'hard'.] I shall be going out shortly, until mid-afternoon, when I will respond to any comments / corrections / complaints.

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Financial Times 13,244/Falcon

Posted by smiffy on 26th November 2009

smiffy.

I found this something of a Jekyll and Hyde puzzle.  Plenty of easy, familiar fare but interspered with a smattering of much trickier obscurities. I benefited from a couple of pieces of lucky guesswork at 8D and 20D.

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Independent on Sunday 1032 by Quixote – 22 Nov 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 26th November 2009

nmsindy.

Enjoyable puzzle as always, solving time, 25 mins

* = anagram

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Financial Times 13,235 – Cincinnus

Posted by Uncle Yap on 26th November 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 16 November 2009
dd = double definition
dud = duplicate definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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Financial Times 13,234 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th November 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 14
I can’t say I found this an easy puzzle but I did get it completed fairly quickly. Only clue clue, 13A, strikes me as notable and I can pick minor holes in a few others.

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