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Independent 8814 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 14th January 2015

duncanshiell.

This was another enjoyable puzzle from Dac.

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Independent 8,813 / Crosophile

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 13th January 2015

RatkojaRiku.

Tuesday’s slot typically has multiple occupants, and today’s is Crosophile.

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Independent 8812/Kairos

Posted by Pierre on 12th January 2015

Pierre.

I’ve really enjoyed the last few Kairos puzzles that I’ve solved and blogged, but this one contained some stuff that I wasn’t enamoured with.  Some really remote synonyms are my main complaint.  Took me ages.  Could just be that I’m having a bad hair day, so tell me what you thought of it.

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Independent on Sunday 1298/Daedalus

Posted by Pierre on 11th January 2015

Pierre.

I think we have a debut puzzle here from Daedalus.  Unless he is Logodaedalus in disguise.  Unlike Daedelus’ son in Greek legend, I didn’t warm to it much.  There are some where I’m not sure I’ve got the parsing right, so help welcome as always.

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Independent 8805 (Sat 3rd January 2015) Tyrus

Posted by beermagnet on 10th January 2015

beermagnet.

As is usual from Tyrus this was a pretty hard puzzle.   Maybe not as hard as 8776 back in November which had me terribly stuck, but at the start of this one I only got a handful, literally – 5 on the first pass, and the rest took an age to grind out.

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Independent 8,810 by Phi

Posted by John on 9th January 2015

John.

Phi’s crosswords are almost like Dac’s: there is really very little to say, because all the clues are straightforward and have a nice surface. One can talk about the Nina, but in Phi’s case either — and this is quite often — he doesn’t have one, or it hardly cries out to me and I lazily prefer to let others find it.

Definitions underlined.

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Independent 8809 – Raich

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 8th January 2015

Bertandjoyce.

It’s over a year since we were last treated to a Raich puzzle to blog and although this was a very enjoyable solve, it didn’t seem as challenging as we had expected.

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Independent 8,808 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 7th January 2015

RatkojaRiku.

Unsurprisingly, Dac is occupying the first Wednesday slot of the New Year and will doubtless occupy many more over the next twelve months.

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Independent 8807 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 6th January 2015

duncanshiell.

Radian has produced a puzzle that tests the grey cells today.

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Independent 8,806 by Eimi

Posted by flashling on 5th January 2015

flashling.

Monday morning and back to work with a rare outing from the editor.

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Independent on Sunday 1297 eXternal

Posted by scchua on 4th January 2015

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 found this a bit hard for a Sunday, having had to come back to it later in the week to finish it. Thanks to eXternal. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent Crossword 8799 by Klingsor (27-12-2014)

Posted by twencelas on 3rd January 2015

twencelas.

As the old year comes to an end a last Saturday crossword of the year from Klingsor.

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Independent 8794 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle 20 December 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 3rd January 2015

mc_rapper67.

Some pre-festive fun and frivolity from Nestor…

I think I quite enjoyed this at the time, but with the extended submission date (and my usual last-minute blogging), not to mention all the actual festive fun and frivolity in between, my memory of the solving process is a little hazy!

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Independent 8804 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 2nd January 2015

Bertandjoyce.

We’ve now blogged two Phi puzzles in a row – not that we are complaining, there was a lot to enjoy as usual today. Some lovely smooth surfaces as expected – we particularly liked 13ac, 14ac, 17ac and 19ac. Despite being a write-in, we also thought 27ac was a lovely clue too.

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Independent 8,803 / Donk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 1st January 2015

RatkojaRiku.

Another fairly late posting today, as, hardly surprisingly, I was not up with the lark this New Year’s Day!

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