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Archive for December 10th, 2009

Independent 7224 by Mordred

Posted by nmsindy on 10th December 2009

nmsindy.

Thursday is usually the toughest midweek day in the Indy.   This was hard, but not exceptionally so, 35 mins.    Top half easier than bottom half.   Very enjoyable puzzle with some intricate wordplay and excellent surfaces as I associate with Mordred.   He’s had many Ninas in the past but I don’t see one here.   (But others did – thanks to them!)

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Guardian 24,879 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 10th December 2009

Eileen.

I think we could call this a typical Araucaria puzzle, so I will say no more here. :-)

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Financial Times 13,256/Mudd

Posted by smiffy on 10th December 2009

smiffy.

A little bit of everything in here, including an admirable “path less travelled” at 7D, and a Daliesque departure at 22A.

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Financial Times 13,246 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th December 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 28

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Independent on Sunday 1034 by Quixote – 6 Dec 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 10th December 2009

nmsindy.

Pleasing puzzle as always, not too difficult, solving time, 18 mins

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Financial Times 13,247 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 10th December 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 30 November 2009
dd = double definition
tichy = tongue-in-cheek type
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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