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Financial Times 13980 Dante

Posted by scchua on 17th April 2012

scchua.

Dante starts the FT week, after, as Rufus, starting the Guardian week yesterday, in the same style, with double and cryptic definitions and anagrams, compactly clued.  Thanks Dante.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Each of 3 pictures at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword, whilst the 4th is to help identify one of the others.

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Independent 7958 / Scorpion

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 17th April 2012

Bertandjoyce.

A bit of a mixed bag today we feel from Scorpion. We deduced the theme fairly early on and thought that we would have to resort to the internet to work out some of the answers. As it turned out, that wasn’t the case and we completed the puzzle reasonably quickly. Splitting the single theme word into three ‘normal’ clues was original and ingenious.

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Guardian 25612 – Tramp

Posted by Uncle Yap on 17th April 2012

Uncle Yap.

Phew! What a tough nut to crack, taking me well over the hour, my criterion for a difficult puzzle. It did not help that the mini-theme is something which I have never seen (British TV programmes do not sell well in the outside world due to perceived dullness and slow plodding plots compared to the fast-action of American TV).

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