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Independent 8700 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 2nd September 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Phi on a Tuesday? Is there something special coming on Phiday?

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Independent 8699 / Rorschach

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st September 2014

Gaufrid.

There was much to enjoy in this puzzle despite its political and sports references not being of my persuasion.

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Independent on Sunday 1,279 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 31st August 2014

Simon Harris.

Another quality puzzle from Poins, with lots of nice anagrams to work through. I managed this in one sitting in the pub, making for a very pleasant Sunday afternoon. I don’t seem to have made any particularly enlightening notes, so we can probably assume it was all pretty smooth sailing.

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Independent 8,692 by Klingsor (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 23/08/14)

Posted by Simon Harris on 30th August 2014

Simon Harris.

Classic Klingsor really, and very enjoyable. I seemed to get through this fairly swiftly, though the crossing pair of 10 across and 7 down beat me completely, and I had to go online to discover the answers. I still cannot explain them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8697 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 29th August 2014

duncanshiell.

A standard Friday crossword from Phi today

 

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Independent 8,696 by Hob

Posted by John on 28th August 2014

John.

For a long time — in fact until I actually did the blog — I thought that this was themed around 14ac 21dn and was prepared to apologise for my ignorance of his works. but it became clear that in fact the theme was more general. Hob has fitted in many answers with a link to the theme and I have probably missed some of them.

All very cleverly done and apart from my very occasional doubts, which are probably unjustified anyway, a pleasant crossword.

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Independent 8695 / Quixote

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 27th August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

The Don takes over Dac’s end of the month Wednesday slot, with a relatively straightforward puzzle.

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Independent 8,694 / Scorpion

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 26th August 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It has fallen to Scorpion to put us through our cruciverbal paces today.

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Independent 8693 by Commoner

Posted by NealH on 25th August 2014

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

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Independent on Sunday 1278/Raich

Posted by Pierre on 24th August 2014

Pierre.

Always a pleasure to get a Raich puzzle to solve and blog.  Only a couple that held me up here, and those were down to my muppetry rather than the quality of the setter’s cluing.  And there’s a footie reference, natch.

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Independent 8686 (Sat 16-Aug 2014) Nimrod

Posted by beermagnet on 23rd August 2014

beermagnet.

I made some notes when I solved this:  First pass of the clues – 10 minutes – 1 answered (18D – 2nd to last clue read)
One.  That’s all.  It’s Nimrod.  Oh dear.  How Am I  Going To Blog This If I Can’t Solve It!

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Independent 8,691 by Phi

Posted by John on 22nd August 2014

John.

Phi’s usual excellent offering. Most of these clues can be simply parsed, although they were not all that simple to get in the first place.

The radio this morning said that it was Debussy’s birthday, and knowing Phi’s musical leanings I half expected some reference to this, but I can see none. The checkers at the top and bottom might suggest something, but apparently no. My impression is that Phi started off with intentions for them but gave up and produced a ‘normal’ crossword instead. Probably there is something there, although Phi told us recently that his crosswords often contained no Nina.

 

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Independent 8690 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 21st August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Well…. another Thursday toughie from Anax.

 

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Independent 8,689 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 20th August 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Wednesday today and thus home to Dac’s latest offering.

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Independent 8688 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th August 2014

duncanshiell.

Tuesday Independent puzzles are often a bit quirky.  Today’s puzzle from Radian fills the Tuesday role admirably

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