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Archive for June 6th, 2012

Independent 8001 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 6th June 2012


Back to work in the UK today as the Indy moves into the ninth thousand of cryptic puzzles in its series.      Who better to set it than the Indy stalwart Dac.     Typical Dac puzzle, with varied clues, and it was possible (for me anyway) to work out all the answers I’d not heard of (and there were a few) from wordplay in all cases.      Even by Dac’s standards I found it quite an easy puzzle – solving time, 15 mins.

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Financial Times 14,023 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 6th June 2012


I really enjoyed this one, a proper workout for the grey matter.  For a while I thought I was going to have to publish the blog with a couple of clues still unsolved, but perseverance got me there in the end.   Thank you Aardvark.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,655 by Brendan

Posted by PeterO on 6th June 2012


I found that this one went in very smoothly.

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Inquisitor 1231: Out of Fashion by Lato

Posted by kenmac on 6th June 2012


Wow, what a long, convoluted preamble:

This puzzle features eight pairs. Six thematic entries are anagrams of a pair member; six others are possible associations of the other member. Clues to these comprise a definition of one pair and a definition of a member of a different pair together with its association. Corrected single-letter definition misprints in 17 other clues spell out a 7th pair which cryptically suggests one member of the final pair, whose partner is the 13th thematic entry. This final pair is defined by a normally clued across answer which should be highlighted.

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