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Archive for December 4th, 2009

Guardian 24,874 / Gordius

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th December 2009

Gaufrid.

It looks like another no-show so you will have to put up with me again. I’ve mixed views about this puzzle. Some clues I liked (eg 9a & 23d), some were too obvious, some rather obscure (13a, 3d and particularly 4a) and some downright wrong (14d, 16d & 19d). I am sure that other solvers will also have qualms about a few more.

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Beelzebub 1,031 (22/11/12)

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th December 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Independent 7219 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 4th December 2009

nmsindy.

I found this quite an easy puzzle, solving time 13 mins.

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Financial Times 13,251 / Adamant

Posted by shuchi on 4th December 2009

shuchi.

An easy, rather predictable one with many double definitions. The clue surfaces are good but a few clues like 19a, 25a don’t seem entirely satisfactory.

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Inquisitor 152: On Tour by Glow-worm

Posted by kenmac on 4th December 2009

kenmac.

What a struggle.Inquisitor 152

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Independent 7214 by Anax – Saturday Prize Puzzle 28 November 2009

Posted by duncanshiell on 4th December 2009

duncanshiell.

This blog was nearly a non-event when I realised on Wednesday that I had thrown out Saturday’s paper and the recycling binmen had taken it away.  Many thanks to nmsindy for coming to my rescue by providing a copy.

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