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Archive for June 20th, 2012

Financial Times 14,035 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 20th June 2012

PeeDee.

I found this difficult.  I got off to a flying start, filling half the grid in no time, but then ground to a complete halt.  After that it was hard going all the way to the end.

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Independent 8013 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 20th June 2012

duncanshiell.

Dac is a regular contributor of Independent crosswords on a Wednesday.  He doesn’t seem to use obscure words in the grid and his clues always read very well.

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Inquisitor 1233: Comedy of Errors by Ifor

Posted by HolyGhost on 20th June 2012

HolyGhost.

A 2.5 km walk in the rain, back along the Rochdale Canal, to get the papers, and 4 km to rejoin the narrow boat – dedication. (I’m filling in for Duncan this week, and he’ll reciprocate in late July.)
 
Answers to six clues need two or more letters removing before entry (a real word); the rest have a misprinted definition. The removals spell out one erroneous version of a statement, the corrections spell out another. The unclued phrase across the middle describes the group associated with the correct version of the statement, and is cryptically indicated by the group’s common name.

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Guardian 25,667 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 20th June 2012

Andrew.

I was worried when my first pass though the clues yielded only a couple of answers, but persistence gradually paid off. The usual variety of witty clueing from Paul, though with none of his trademark “smut” as far as I can see. (On second thoughts, 19,9ac probably qualifies, as might 22ac and 5dn.)

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