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Independent 8693 by Commoner

Posted by NealH on 25th August 2014

NealH.
  • *=anagram
  • [] = removed e.g. char[m]=char
  • ()=abbreviation e.g. A(mpere)=a
  • Hom. = homophone

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Independent on Sunday 1278/Raich

Posted by Pierre on 24th August 2014

Pierre.

Always a pleasure to get a Raich puzzle to solve and blog.  Only a couple that held me up here, and those were down to my muppetry rather than the quality of the setter’s cluing.  And there’s a footie reference, natch.

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Independent 8686 (Sat 16-Aug 2014) Nimrod

Posted by beermagnet on 23rd August 2014

beermagnet.

I made some notes when I solved this:  First pass of the clues – 10 minutes – 1 answered (18D – 2nd to last clue read)
One.  That’s all.  It’s Nimrod.  Oh dear.  How Am I  Going To Blog This If I Can’t Solve It!

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Independent 8,691 by Phi

Posted by John on 22nd August 2014

John.

Phi’s usual excellent offering. Most of these clues can be simply parsed, although they were not all that simple to get in the first place.

The radio this morning said that it was Debussy’s birthday, and knowing Phi’s musical leanings I half expected some reference to this, but I can see none. The checkers at the top and bottom might suggest something, but apparently no. My impression is that Phi started off with intentions for them but gave up and produced a ‘normal’ crossword instead. Probably there is something there, although Phi told us recently that his crosswords often contained no Nina.

 

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Independent 8690 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 21st August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Well…. another Thursday toughie from Anax.

 

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Independent 8,689 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 20th August 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Wednesday today and thus home to Dac’s latest offering.

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Independent 8688 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th August 2014

duncanshiell.

Tuesday Independent puzzles are often a bit quirky.  Today’s puzzle from Radian fills the Tuesday role admirably

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Independent 8687/Crosophile

Posted by Pierre on 18th August 2014

Pierre.

The days of the Monday Indy being the ‘easy’ entry to the week seem to have long gone.  I liked this puzzle, and there were enough straightforward answers to get you going; but I found it really tough to finish, and struggled to parse quite a few.  I think I have nailed it all down, but would appreciate a bit of help to make sure that I have explained everything properly.

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Independent on Sunday 1277 Kairos

Posted by scchua on 17th August 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.)   Quite straightforward except for one or two bits. Thanks to Kairos. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent Crossword 8680 by Anax (09-08-2014)

Posted by twencelas on 16th August 2014

twencelas.

As the warm British summer threatens to come to and end, it’s time for another duel with Anax which takes ones mind of the atrocities going on around the world.

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Independent 8685 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 15th August 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Thanks Phi for our usual Phi-day phun!

 

 

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Independent 8,684 / Morph

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 14th August 2014

RatkojaRiku.

The Thursday slot, home to a wide variety of compilers, is hosting Morph’s latest offering today.

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Independent 8683 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 13th August 2014

duncanshiell.

Another Wednesday, another puzzle from Dac

 

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Independent 8,682 by Hob

Posted by John on 12th August 2014

John.

As the laws of probability dictate, it sometimes happens that it falls to me, the most inappropriate person, to blog this sort of crossword. Hob has given us a crossword based on the 20 and some of the clues refer to the 20 taken literally. Thank goodness for Google, which told me practically all I needed to know about the two types of group.

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Independent 8,681 by Punk

Posted by flashling on 11th August 2014

flashling.

Punk today with a fairly gentle, I thought, start to the week.

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