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Independent 8869 / Anax

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th March 2015

duncanshiell.

It’s been a while since I blogged an Anax crossword .

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Independent 8,868 by Dac

Posted by John on 18th March 2015

John.

There is never anything new to say about Dac. As usual this is a thoroughly neat and satisfactory crossword. I found it a little harder than Dac usually is, although when I look back at the clues there seems to be no reason for this.

Definitions underlined.

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Independent 8867 / Crosophile

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 17th March 2015

Bertandjoyce.

An interesting twist to this puzzle from Crosophile – at first sight, a rather odd reference in 1AC to seven other clues.

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Independent 8866/Kairos

Posted by Pierre on 16th March 2015

Pierre.

The last time I blogged a Kairos puzzle I was a bit grumpy about it, but I thought this was a terrific offering.  Tough in places, though.  However, any chance to mention the Soup Dragon in a blog is always welcome.

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Independent on Sunday 1,307 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 15th March 2015

Simon Harris.

The usual high quality puzzle from Poins, and very enjoyable too.

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Independent Crossword 8859 by Nestor (07-03-2015)

Posted by twencelas on 14th March 2015

twencelas.

With spring just around the corner a tussle with Nestor beckons.

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Independent 8864 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 13th March 2015

duncanshiell.

Phi has given us an entertaining puzzle to end the working week

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Independent 8,863 by Donk

Posted by John on 12th March 2015

John.

What has Donk inflicted on us? This was probably the most difficult crossword I’ve ever done, although many of the clues were very neat.  It was completely filled in eventually but I got four answers wrong, and the fact that four of the clues begin “One left” and five of them begin “One right” didn’t help the solving.

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Independent 8862 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 11th March 2015

Bertandjoyce.

Another well-crafted offering from Dac this week, but one clue didn’t seem to fit the normally excellent surfaces and wordplay.

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Independent 8,861 / Radian

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 10th March 2015

RatkojaRiku.

Owing to difficulties accessing the puzzle, I am posting this blog somewhat later than is customary, for which I apologise.

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Independent 8,860 by Morph

Posted by flashling on 9th March 2015

flashling.

Morph appears – to start our week in the Indy

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Independent on Sunday 1306/Daedalus

Posted by Pierre on 8th March 2015

Pierre.

Daedalus made his debut in the IoS a month or so ago, and I wasn’t mad keen on that puzzle, so he’s probably not too chuffed that his second outing has fallen to me to blog once again.  If you read below you’ll see what I thought; but much more importantly, did you enjoy it?

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Independent 8853 by Alchemi (Saturday Prize Puzzle 28 February 2015)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 7th March 2015

mc_rapper67.

A pleasant, if gentle, workout from Alchemi – no particular theme or Nina that I could see, but some symmetrically placed (10, 4), (4, 10) connected pairs of clues, and a couple of ‘curved ball’ references, one familiar to me, the other not…

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Independent 8,858 by Phi

Posted by John on 6th March 2015

John.

The usual from Phi: a very pleasant and sound crossword that maintains the high standard. And as usual I am a bit lost on one or two, but these will I’m sure be explained.

As I say below, I had thought there might be an astronomical theme, but failing that, and this theory does I think fail, I can’t see anything else.

Definitions underlined.

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Independent 8857 / Tees

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 5th March 2015

Bertandjoyce.

We have come to expect the Thursday Indy puzzle to be tricky, and this offering from Tees was no exception.

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