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Archive for December 17th, 2009

Independent 7226 by Mass (Sat 12 Dec 2009)

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 17th December 2009

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: about 45 late night minutes

Mass has usually been a very difficult setter for me – never quite sure why. I was going to say that this has a lot of drugs and at least a couple of doctors. I now see that every single clue has at least a medical surface meaning, if not a medical answer as well. A good example of what I remember Mass saying to me the only time I ever met him (c. 1991). His description of the setting process was “realisation of ideas, lad”. Well there must have been quite a lot of work to realise this idea. The unusual indicators and partial homophones made it difficult, but I think it’s well worth it overall.

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Independent 7,230/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 17th December 2009

Ali.

Apologies for the brevity/lateness here. Work Xmas party last night, so I solved this one with a belting hangover on the bus 2 hours late for work and am still playing catch-up.

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Financial Times 13,262/Orense

Posted by smiffy on 17th December 2009

smiffy.

A bit of a doddle today, but with some fun elements – and a few items that piqued my quibblesome side this morning.

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Guardian 24885 / Chifonie

Posted by mhl on 17th December 2009

mhl.

Quite a tough puzzle today, I thought, with a few words I wasn’t familiar with – these were all quite guessable from the clues though.

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Independent on Sunday 1035 by Quixote – 13 Dec 2009

Posted by nmsindy on 17th December 2009

nmsindy.

Solving time, 18 mins

* = anagram  < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,253 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 17th December 2009

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 7 December 2009

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