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Archive for September 23rd, 2010

Independent 7469 by Nimrod

Posted by flashling on 23rd September 2010


Well I suppose I was due a tough one and in my view this was hard with several I can’t justify. There is a perimeter Nina whose significance I can’t see either. All suggestions welcome.

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Financial Times 13,498 / Falcon

Posted by smiffy on 23rd September 2010


Much of this flowed pretty readily from an instantly-solved 1A.  Ended up with a slight lack of “20-20″ vision, as I was unfamiliar with the answers at 20A and 20D; both were generously clued, however.  A couple of ripsnorting clues in here today, so please stand up and take a bow numbers 29A and 4D.

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Guardian 25,123 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 23rd September 2010


It’s been a good Guardian week so far, and Paul continues the pattern with this entertaining puzzle. There were a few particularly easy clues to give a good start, and the rest weren’t too hard to finish off. There’s none of Paul’s characteristic mild smuttiness as far as I can see, but lots of other amusement, particularly in 1ac, 9/22 and 20/3.

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Financial Times 13,489 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 23rd September 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 13 September 2010
Welcome back, Dante to this familiar spot. As expected, a fun-filled easy stroll to start off the FT week; except possibly for a couple of hard-boiled eggs which caused me pause until Chambers set me at ease

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Financial Times 13,488 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd September 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 11
Here’s another clever Cincinnus puzzle. Some of the clues seem so easy (to construct, that is), even fairly obvious clues for the words in question — but they are really not. And I know of no compiler who comes up with as many of these as Cincinnus does. Take for example 12A (HEAT) with its fine surface reading, 20 A (BIG GAME), 25A (SKIN) and 23D (CHECK).

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