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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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Independent 8,555 by Quixote

Posted by flashling on 17th March 2014

flashling.

My second blog of the day, back to normal with Quixote

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Independent on Sunday 1,255 by Kairos

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th March 2014

Simon Harris.

It’s very rare that I draw a Kairos to blog, so it was hard to know what to expect.

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Independent 8548 / Nestor (8/3/14)

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th March 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t have too many problems solving and parsing this one, with the exception of 28ac.

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Independent 8553 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 14th March 2014

duncanshiell.

I knew all but one of the words and phrases in today’s puzzle b y Phi

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Independent 8,552 by Monk

Posted by John on 13th March 2014

John.

Is it my imagination or are we seeing more of Monk than recently? If so, that’s a thoroughly good thing, despite my misgivings about one or two clues, which are given in the blog and will no doubt be shown to be the result of my incompetence rather than that of Monk.

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Independent 8551 / Dac

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th March 2014

Gaufrid.

As others have regularly said on a Wednesday, it is difficult to find something new to say about a puzzle set by Dac and today is no exception. The usual quality cluing with nothing to quibble about.

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Independent 8,550 / Radian

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 11th March 2014

RatkojaRiku.

This morning saw my latest Tuesday tussle with Radian.

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Independent 8549/Rorschach

Posted by Pierre on 10th March 2014

Pierre.

Has Rorschach blotted his copybook with this one?

In my opinion, not at all.  I really liked this one, although those expecting the usual fairly gentle introduction to the Indy week might have been slightly startled.  I did find it tricky: there is some devious clueing and maybe some stretching of the cryptic ‘rules’ (whatever they are) in places.  There are several where I am not entirely sure if I’ve got the parsing right, so any clarification or correction welcome.

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Independent on Sunday 1254/Hypnos

Posted by Pierre on 9th March 2014

Pierre.

Not a breeze by any means from Hypnos this morning, but still an accessible puzzle with plenty to enjoy.

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Independent 8,542 by Nimrod (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 01/03/14)

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th March 2014

Simon Harris.

Nimrod was a regular nemesis of mine when I used to blog weekday Independent puzzles, but it seems like a long time since I came up against him on a Saturday.

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Independent 8,547 by Phi

Posted by John on 7th March 2014

John.

The usual pleasant and sound crossword from Phi. I can’t see that there is anything really to ask questions about, which suggests to me that there will be few comments, since everything seems to have been understood.

The last time I blogged someone suggested that I described the Nina at the end of the clues, not here, so as not to give anything away before the reader begins (something the software I use doesn’t seem to allow). No danger of anything being given away this time, though. I can’t see anything, but I’ve learnt through experience not to agonise for too long over Phi’s Ninas.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8546 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 6th March 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Well, we were ready for a Thursday toughie, and then we found it was an Anax today – always a good challenge!

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Independent 8,545 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 5th March 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Wednesday today, so it was no surprise to find Dac’s latest offering to tackle this morning.

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