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Archive for August 29th, 2012

Financial Times 14,095 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 29th August 2012


I am always pleased to get Monk to blog, this one a little easier than some of his recent Wednesday offereings but still no pushover.  Clever clues as always, thank you Monk.

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Independent 8073 / Crosophile

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 29th August 2012


We’ve only blogged one Crosophile before. As one of us typed up the clues, before we had really even started, a few of them were solved quite easily (12ac, 13ac, 28ac and 4d). It wasn’t until we had completed the grid and started to assemble the blog that we realised how ingenious some of the other clues were.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,727 by Gordius

Posted by PeterO on 29th August 2012


My ISP has been bouncing up and down all evening, so I have published a preliminary version and will polish it up as and when I can do so.

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Inquisitor 1243: Paradise by Kruger

Posted by kenmac on 29th August 2012


Preamble: Wordplay in each clue, presented in alphabetical order of solutions, yields an extra letter. When clues are arranged in conventional order, the extra letters give a vision of paradise and the name of its creator that should help to identify the 7 unclued entries (a sample of the delights allegedly found there). Additionally, the initial letters of the first 12 reordered clues pose a question, the answer to which (3 words) should be written below the grid.

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