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Independent 8575 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 9th April 2014

Bertandjoyce.

It’s always a pleasure to blog a puzzle by Dac. The most difficult part however, is knowing what to say in the preamble!

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Independent 8,574 / Radian

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 8th April 2014

RatkojaRiku.

This Tuesday has brought my latest encounter with Radian, of which there have been many over the last six months or so.

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Independent 8,573 by Kairos

Posted by flashling on 7th April 2014

flashling.

Nice mostly gentle run out from Kairos today.

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Independent on Sunday 1258/Alchemi

Posted by Pierre on 6th April 2014

Pierre.

I enjoyed this Sunday’s offering from Alchemi.  Generally a puzzle in the usual accessible IoS style;  but that said, there were a number of clues where I had to head-scratch a bit before the answers yielded.  Some of this setter’s cluing can border on the elaborate, but from solving and blogging a number of his crosswords now, I think that’s just his style.  As long as it’s fair, which it generally is, I don’t think we can complain.  There is one clue where I can’t quite put it all together, so help appreciated with that one, please.

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Independent 8566 (Sat 29-March 2014) Morph

Posted by beermagnet on 5th April 2014

beermagnet.

I was very pleased to see I’d drawn a Morph puzzle this time as I always find them entertaining.

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Independent 8,571 by Phi

Posted by John on 4th April 2014

John.

The standard Phi: all very good and one can hardly find fault with any of the clues, some of which are nice.

I’m not quite sure what the theme is: there are many Australian towns dotted around the grid, and also several Scottish ones, and Perth could be either, but is there anything further?

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8570 / Nestor

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 3rd April 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We always anticipate a good challenge on a Thursday, but this was a little easier than we expected, although there quite a few head-scratching moments.

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Independent 8,569 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 2nd April 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Dac returns to his spiritual home of the Wednesday slot this week.

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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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