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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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Independent 8,670 / Monk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 29th July 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Tuesday today, the slot being occupied by Monk this week.

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Independent 8669/Scorpion

Posted by Pierre on 28th July 2014

Pierre.

Flipping heck, I only put my hand up to blog the Monday Indy on the grounds that it was ‘easy’.

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Independent on Sunday 1274/Alchemi

Posted by Pierre on 27th July 2014

Pierre.

I think the kindest thing I can say about this puzzle is that it was not my favourite ever IoS crossword.  But much more importantly, what did you think?  And can someone explain 7dn, please?

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Independent 8,662 by Klingsor (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 19/07/14)

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th July 2014

Simon Harris.

This Saturday’s puzzle seemed very difficult at first, though I kept coming back and nibbling away at it and finally managed to finish it unaided by Wednesday or Thursday.

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Independent 8,667 by Phi

Posted by John on 25th July 2014

John.

As always, a neat and pleasant crossword from Phi, with not a superfluous word so far as I can see (except perhaps in 4dn). I can’t quite see 16dn, but no doubt there will be plenty of suggestions.

Yesterday’s plea for fewer Ninas and more vanilla crosswords seems to have been answered very quickly. But a) if it is Nina-free then this is obviously a coincidence and b) I expect it isn’t really Nina-free. It seldom is with Phi.

Definitions underlined.

 

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Independent 8666 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 24th July 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We should have looked more closely at the number of the puzzle before we started –  the last three digits would have warned us of how ‘beastly’ this crossword was to solve (and parse)!

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Independent 8,665 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 23rd July 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Dac is occupying his traditional Wednesday slot, while this blogger is exceptionally late with his blog for technical reasons beyond his control, alas.

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Independent 8664 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 22nd July 2014

duncanshiell.

Radian has produced a very enjoyable crossword today

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Independent 8,663 by Crosophile

Posted by flashling on 21st July 2014

flashling.

So it’s Crosophile to start our week here, he has a history of including extra treats in the grid but at first sight there appears to be no Nina…

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Independent on Sunday 1273 Raich

Posted by scchua on 20th July 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.)  I made things difficult for myself, by missing the theme until I had finished it, and then saw it staring at me in the across answers.

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Independent 8656 (Sat 12-Jul 2014) eXternal

Posted by beermagnet on 19th July 2014

beermagnet.

It’s about a year since eXternal and I first crossed swords over a pencil and a pint, and since then I try to have a go the puzzle when I hear it’s been set by “the X”.  Particularly when he is in the Sunday slot where the clues are slightly on the easy side – not the case for a Saturday slot – it was hard.

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Independent 8661 / Tees

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 18th July 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Well what a ‘tease’ we have had this week. We wondered what was going on when Phi disappeared from his normal Phiday slot and appeared on TEESday instead – sorry TUESday!!

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Independent 8,660 / Morph

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 17th July 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It has fallen to Morph to occupy the Thursday compiling slot this week and to me to occupy the associated blogging slot.

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