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Independent 8,646 / Hob

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 1st July 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It’s Tuesday today, with its typical pot pourri of compilers, and today it falls for me to do battle with Hob.

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Independent 8,645 by Commoner

Posted by flashling on 30th June 2014

flashling.

Still not back to normal for Quixote, but a rare Indy weekday appearance from Commoner.

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Independent on Sunday 1270/Hypnos

Posted by Pierre on 29th June 2014

Pierre.

Hypnos must be getting fed up with me blogging his IoS puzzles, since this is the third in a row that has come up on my shift.  Generally I enjoyed it, and this setter does write some good surfaces; but there are one or two quibbles that I’d be interested in other people’s opinion about.

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Independent Saturday Prize Puzzle 8638 / Tyrus

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 28th June 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We enjoyed this challenging puzzle from Tyrus – some very good clues and plenty of crafty misdirection.

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Independent 8,643 by Phi

Posted by John on 27th June 2014

John.

Phi’s usual sound and pleasant crossword. I found this slightly harder than usual for him, which explains the rather late posting. Also there were a few parsings which only became clear once I actually wrote up the blog.

All the loose ends round the outside suggest a Nina, but apparently not. No doubt there is something subtle and for me quite undiscoverable.

Definitions underlined. At least so far as I can see.

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Independent 8642 / Klingsor

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 26th June 2014

Bertandjoyce.

A Thursday Klingsor! We anticipated a good challenge and we weren’t disappointed.

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Independent 8,641 / Quixote

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 25th June 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Unusually, Quixote is occupying the Wednesday slot, where I was expecting to find Crosophile, it being the last Wednesday of the month.

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Independent 8640 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 24th June 2014

duncanshiell.

Radian has taken me down memory lane today.

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Independent 8639 / Tees

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd June 2014

Gaufrid.

Due to the late appearance of this puzzle on-line we have a change to the scheduled blogger. I was rather surprised to see Tees on a Monday but also pleased, particularly as I knew that I was going to have to blog it.

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Independent on Sunday 1269 Kairos

Posted by scchua on 22nd June 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.)  This, I recalled, required more than one sitting to crack.  Thanks to Kairos.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent 8,632 by Donk (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 14/06/14)

Posted by Simon Harris on 21st June 2014

Simon Harris.

I do enjoy a Donk puzzle, though have only once before blogged one.

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Independent 8637 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 20th June 2014

Bertandjoyce.

How time Phlies – it’s Friday again – another Phi to solve!

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Independent 8,636 / Nimrod

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 19th June 2014

RatkojaRiku.

When you see that Nimrod has produced the day’s puzzle, you know for sure that there are plenty of fun and games in store.

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Independent 8635 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 18th June 2014

duncanshiell.

As ever a good puzzle from Dac on a Wednesday

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Independent 8,634 by Morph

Posted by John on 17th June 2014

John.

Despite the fact that I had to use Google to be sure of the various references to 1/18Ds, with the initial letter in lower case so as to become more general than that building to which tourists and black birds flock, I found this to be more straightforward than some of Morph’s crosswords. Which is not to say that it wasn’t good. It was.

Definitions in italics (although the 1/18D references are also definitions in a way, they are not in italics).

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