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Independent 8683 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 13th August 2014

duncanshiell.

Another Wednesday, another puzzle from Dac

 

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Independent 8,682 by Hob

Posted by John on 12th August 2014

John.

As the laws of probability dictate, it sometimes happens that it falls to me, the most inappropriate person, to blog this sort of crossword. Hob has given us a crossword based on the 20 and some of the clues refer to the 20 taken literally. Thank goodness for Google, which told me practically all I needed to know about the two types of group.

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Independent 8,681 by Punk

Posted by flashling on 11th August 2014

flashling.

Punk today with a fairly gentle, I thought, start to the week.

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Independent on Sunday 1,276 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 10th August 2014

PeeDee.

A good varied crossword with some easy clues and some tricky ones – something for everyone. Thanks Hypnos.

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Independent 8674 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle 2 Aug 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 9th August 2014

mc_rapper67.

A second Nestor in a row for me, in the 5-weekly blogging cycle, and another pleasant solve with some interesting surface readings…

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Independent 8,679 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 8th August 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It’s Friday today, so it’s almost guaranteed to be a Phi-day!

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Independent 8678 / Tyrus

Posted by duncanshiell on 7th August 2014

duncanshiell.

Tyrus has given us an entertaining crossword and one that provides the usual Thursday challenge

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Independent 8,677 by Dac

Posted by John on 6th August 2014

John.

An unremarkable crossword from Dac. By which I don’t mean that it is less than excellent, simply that it is just as usual. Nice clues, all so far as I can see perfectly sound.

I found this on the easy side for a Dac.

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Independent 8676 – Hieroglyph

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 5th August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We found this an enjoyable thematic puzzle and have to congratulate Hieroglyph on managing to get six thematic entries (which occupied twelve of the 29 answers) into the grid without having to resort to too many unusual words.

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Independent 8675 by eXternal

Posted by NealH on 4th 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 1,275 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd August 2014

Simon Harris.

A very enjoyable Sunday puzzle from Poins once again, with plenty to think about and work through. Surface readings are remarkably smooth, resulting in some very well-hidden definitions.

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Saturday Prize Puzzle 8668 / Nimrod – 26/07/14

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 2nd August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Wow!! Where to start?

Nimrod threw everything at us in this puzzle – thematic entries, linked clues, some rather tenuous synonyms and some original and inventive wordplay.

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Independent 8673 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st August 2014

duncanshiell.

I thought this was a fairly challenging puzzle from Phi today.

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Independent 8672/Donk

Posted by John on 31st July 2014

John.

As is always the case with Donk a wonderfully imaginative crossword. One often struggles to understand how a clue works (in some cases here I’m afraid without complete resolution) and then says “My goodness, I’d never have thought of clueing the word that way”.

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Independent 8671 / Quixote

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 30th July 2014

Bertandjoyce.

So, it’s the Don filling Dac’s last Wednesday of the month slot this time.

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