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Independent 8568 / Hob

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st April 2014

duncanshiell.

Today is the 1st April and the date is referenced in the clues.

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Independent 8567 by Quixote

Posted by NealH on 31st March 2014

NealH.

This was a well-written puzzle with some excellent surface readings (e.g. 14,4). It was mostly quite accessible, although a few (such as 1 and 7) required a little research to understand the parsing.

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Independent on Sunday 1257 Commoner

Posted by scchua on 30th March 2014

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.)   Not exactly a pushover for a Sunday, but enjoyable, with many fine surface readings.  Thanks to Commoner.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent Crossword 8560 by Nimrod (22-03-2014)

Posted by twencelas on 29th March 2014

twencelas.

My first blog of spring brings a battle with Nimrod.

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Independent 8565 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 28th March 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Firstly, many thanks to Gaufrid for standing in for us while we have been away.

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Independent 8,564 / Donk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 27th March 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It has been a while since I have solved and blogged a puzzle by Donk, so I attacked this morning’s challenge with gusto.

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Independent 8563 / Hypnos

Posted by duncanshiell on 26th March 2014

duncanshiell.

After Crosophile appeared yesterday, I was wondering who the setter would be today. I’m very happy to see one from Hypnos

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Independent 8,562 by Crosophile

Posted by John on 25th March 2014

John.

I wonder what’s lined up for tomorrow, since the Crosophile puzzle which would normally appear on the last Wednesday of the month is a day early. No point in trying to guess, since it’s probably a significant anniversary of some football club or of the formation of some group.

Nothing to get very excited about today, but a good solid performance from Crosophile. In one or two places I have my doubts but I expect that someone will put me right. As for a Nina, the two words along the top suggest that there are things to be found in the puzzle but my knowledge of them is rather shaky.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8561 by Raich

Posted by NealH on 24th March 2014

NealH.

This was a relatively gentle start-the-week puzzle from Raich with lots of well-constructed clues. There were a few that needed a bit of thought e.g. 24 and 6.

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Independent on Sunday 1,256 by Poins

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd March 2014

PeeDee.

A gentle Sunday puzzle from Poins.

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Independent 8554 by Tees (Saturday Prize Puzzle 15 March 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 22nd March 2014

mc_rapper67.

Several linked/cross-referenced clues here, which often suggests a theme may be present; and also several references to ‘cardinals’ in the clues - is there going to be some sort of Monty Python/Spanish Inquisition theme? Cardinal Tees – fetch the comfy crossword-solving chair!…

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Independent 8,559 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 21st March 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It wouldn’t be Friday without Phi, would it?!

I found this one trickier than the average Phi and, indeed, I would not have finished it without searching for the last two entries – 1A and 13 – in Chambers. That said, if I had persevered with the wordplay, I could feasibly have found both (unfamiliar) words for myself and simply verified them in the dictionary.

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Independent 8558 / Klingsor

Posted by duncanshiell on 20th March 2014

duncanshiell.

I have blogged a number of Klingsor puzzles now and they have all been good challenges.  The pattern continued today.

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Independent 8,557 by Dac

Posted by John on 19th March 2014

John.

Nothing to say beyond what one usually says. Dac is as always on fine form and the surfaces and soundness of all the clues are exemplary.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8556 / Anax

Posted by Gaufrid on 18th March 2014

Gaufrid.

At last I get to blog a puzzle from one of my favourite setters, which features a number of his trademark long anagrams. I enjoyed the challenge, despite the religious theme being at variance with my beliefs, and have ticks against quite a few clues, with a double tick for 16ac and 3dn.

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