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Independent on Sunday 1313 Raich

Posted by scchua on 26th April 2015

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   An enjoyable puzzle from a favourite IoS setter. Thanks to Raich. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent Sat 18-Apr-2015 8865 Anax

Posted by beermagnet on 25th April 2015

beermagnet.

When I saw the name Anax I thought I was going to be in for a rough ride. It meant I approached the puzzle with caution taking ages over each clue, trying to wring the meaning out of each word to identify the definition and potential wordplay indicators.

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Independent 8900 / Alchemi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 24th April 2015

Bertandjoyce.

Well, it’s not Phiday this week!! But it is a 200th anniversary which Alchemi is celebrating in this puzzle.

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Independent 8,899 / Klingsor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 23rd April 2015

RatkojaRiku.

I last blogged a puzzle by Klingsor in February after a very long break, so I was pleased to see that I had not had to wait too long for my next encounter with his work.

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Independent 8898 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 22nd April 2015

duncanshiell.

It’s mid month, it’s a Wednesday, it’s going to be a puzzle from Dac.

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Independent 8,897 by Phi

Posted by John on 21st April 2015

John.

What has caused Phi to move from his customary Friday slot? No doubt on Friday it will be the anniversary of something. But what? the Iranian US Embassy Hostage crisis (1980)? Probably not. The launch of the Hubble Space telescope (1990)? More likely, but Phi himself would have been very suitable for that. Lots more possibilities, but no doubt it will be something that Google isn’t pointing us towards, like the anniversary of some pop singer doing something.

Whatever the reason, we have the usual Friday excellence here. Nothing dodgy (or even untrustworthy) here.

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Independent 8,896 by Bucko

Posted by flashling on 20th April 2015

flashling.

Bucko’s third outing in the Indy and first time for my shift.

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Independent 1,312 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 19th April 2015

PeeDee.

Super puzzle.  Hypnos manages to produce a straightforward puzzle (which seems to be the remit for the Sunday slot) that is also interesting and fun to solve all the way through.  Thanks Hypnos.

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Independent Crossword 8889 by Morph (11-04-2015)

Posted by twencelas on 18th April 2015

twencelas.

Well exactly 50 years after I exitted the womb I have a little tussle with Morph to deal with. Hopefully a little easier than struggling into this world!

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Independent 8,894 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 17th April 2015

RatkojaRiku.

Independent 8,894 / Phi

Phi’s latest offering awaited solvers this Friday morning, as one might have expected.

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Independent 8893 / Nestor

Posted by duncanshiell on 16th April 2015

duncanshiell.

Nestor is an irregular contributor to the Independent weekday series.  He is more often seen at weekends.

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Independent 8,892 by Dac

Posted by John on 15th April 2015

John.

The usual thing: every clue has a silky-smooth surface that never compromises the parsing. I thought this was on the hard side for a Dac and it took me some while to understand one or two, particularly 23ac, which I almost gave up on, but my parsing is I think what he intended, although perhaps it is on the edge compared with Dac’s usual. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8891 / Crosophile

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 14th April 2015

Bertandjoyce.

Crosophile appears once a month but doesn’t have a regular slot in the week, unlike other some other compilers. His last puzzle which we also blogged, seemed to divide opinion but we don’t think that this one will have the same effect.

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Independent 8890 by Monk

Posted by NealH on 13th April 2015

NealH.

  • *=anagram
  • [] = removed e.g. char[m]=char
  • ()=abbreviation e.g. A(mpere)=a
  • Hom. = homophone

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Independent on Sunday 1,311 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 12th April 2015

Simon Harris.

The usual high quality, enjoyable puzzle from Poins, if perhaps a little tougher than some, at least for me.

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