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Archive for December 1st, 2009

Independent/7,216 – Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 1st December 2009


Yet another example of why Virgilius really is the undisputed master of the themed daily. In puzzles such as this, you’ll often find that there are one or two obscure words in the down answers to allow for the thematic across entries (in this case, hidden fish). Not here though, it all fits together quite, ahem, BRILLiantly. Oh, and the clueing’s rather good too, though when is it ever not?! Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,248 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 1st December 2009


A typical collection of lapidary clues from Armonie.  I am always impressed by his concision and the natural surface readings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24871 – Rover

Posted by Uncle Yap on 1st December 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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