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Archive for December 3rd, 2009

Financial Times 13,250/Sleuth

Posted by smiffy on 3rd December 2009

smiffy.

Far from a desperately strenuous challenge overall, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that there were plenty of well-rounded clues in their own right.  It’s always something of a nebulous thing, but this puzzle gave me that intangible sense of having a common thread of mood/tone flowing through it.  Again, sorry for the late posting.

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Independent 7,218 by Nimrod

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd December 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

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Guardian 24,873 / Paul

Posted by Andrew on 3rd December 2009

Andrew.

An entertaining but quite tricky puzzle from Paul, with a lot of long answers spanning two positions in the grid and a fair amount of cross-referencing. The SW corner caused me the most difficulties

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Independent on Sunday 1033 by Quixote – 29 Nov 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd December 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 21 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 CROTCH ETY  (yet)*

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Financial Times 13,241 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 3rd December 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 23 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 13,240 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd December 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 21
Another splendid puzzle from Cincinnus this time. I especially like 16A, 20A and, most of all, 21A.

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