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Independent 8,713 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 17th September 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It was no surprise to find Dac occupying the Wednesday slot this week.

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Independent 8712 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 16th September 2014

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Phi now seems to be popping up on any day of the week rather than just a Friday, but he is very welcome at any time

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Independent 8711 by Donk

Posted by NealH on 15th September 2014

NealH.

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

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Independent on Sunday 1281 / Nitsy (7/9/14)

Posted by Gaufrid on 14th September 2014

Gaufrid.

Nitsy only provides us with two or three puzzles each year and, looking back, I see that for the last five years there has always been one in September, though the previous ones have appeared a couple of weeks later than today’s offering.

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Independent 8704 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle 6 Sept 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 13th September 2014

mc_rapper67.

A third Nestor in a row on my watch … maybe the Indy editor has settled his contributors into a 5-weekly cycle that, coincidentally, matches our Saturday Prize blogging rota? Not that I’m complaining too much – another enjoyable puzzle – but they do say that variety is the spice of life…

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Independent 8709 / Klingsor

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 12th September 2014

Bertandjoyce.

When we saw that it was Klingsor we expected some tricky clues and  were not disappointed. There were even a few that we had to ponder over again when we came to write up the blog!

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Independent 8,708 / Tyrus

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 11th September 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Tyrus is the cruciverbal brain behind today’s puzzle, on a grid allowing for as many as five 15-letter entries.

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Independent 8707 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 10th September 2014

duncanshiell.

Dac, as usual, has provided us with a fair challenge for a Wednesday.   There were no really obscure words.   SÉMILLON (19 across) is not a wine I drink very often but I was aware of it.

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Independent 8,706 by Morph

Posted by John on 9th September 2014

John.

An enjoyable crossword as usual from Morph. There is one that I can’t parse but no doubt someone will explain.

I found this so difficult that by the end I was just relieved to be there, even though there were still one or two that I wasn’t comfortable with. By then all thoughts of hunting for a Nina, which I’ve now done unfruitfully, were out of the window.

Definitions underlined.

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Independent 7177/Phi – online version

Posted by Pierre on 8th September 2014

Pierre.

We’re having quite a kerfuffle this morning.  Because of ‘technical difficulties’, the puzzle in the paper by Phi isn’t the same as this one.  So having never blogged a Phi puzzle before, I’ve now blogged two in one day.  Not a great burden, because he’s one of my favourite setters.  All pretty straighforward, with just one unusual word.

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Independent 8705/Phi – paper version

Posted by Pierre on 8th September 2014

Pierre.

Phi on a Monday?  And we have a note in the paper saying that the online version is different ‘for technical reasons’.  What’s occurring?

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Independent on Sunday 1,280 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 7th September 2014

PeeDee.

Sound clues and an enjoyable solve.  Thanks Hypnos.

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Independent Prize Puzzle 8698 / eXternal – 30/08/14

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 6th September 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Our comment on the last puzzle by eXternal contained the following: “Good puzzle – a few head-scratching moments, a few smiles and a few new definitions – just the way to start the week.” All we need to do for this preamble is change start to end!

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Independent 8,703 / Monk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 5th September 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Monk is occupying Phi’s usual Friday slot today.

Having solved the puzzle, I see no particular reason, e.g. a theme or anniversary, that would explain why Friday is not Phiday this week, but then I haven’t yet had time to solve the earlier puzzles from this week, which might have explained things. Maybe I have missed something or maybe the editor has just decided to ring the changes?

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Independent 8702 / Tees

Posted by duncanshiell on 4th September 2014

duncanshiell.

Today’s puzzle from Tees provides a good Thursday workout

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