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Independent on Sunday 1,252 by Nitsy

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd February 2014

PeeDee.

This is my first IoS blog and I have not seen Nitsy before.  My summary would be: straightforward but difficult.  I found the clue construction straightforward, but the cunning definitions and misleading surface meanings meant that finding the solutions was not an easy task at all.
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Independent Crossword 8530 by Anax (15-02-2014)

Posted by twencelas on 22nd February 2014

twencelas.

The Saturday after Valentine’s day and a duel with Anax.

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Independent 8,535 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 21st February 2014

RatkojaRiku.

I was expecting this Friday to bring me a lexical tussle with Phi, and so it did.

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Independent 8534 / Klingsor

Posted by duncanshiell on 20th February 2014

duncanshiell.

Klingsor’s puzzle today was a fair workout for a Thursday.

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Independent 8,533 by Dac

Posted by John on 19th February 2014

John.

An unusually easy crossword from Dac today, it seemed. But that is not to denigrate it: there are as always some lovely surfaces and all is sound — even 24ac, about which I have slight misgivings, may possibly be included in this.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8532 / Donk

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 18th February 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Regular solvers may remember Donk’s last puzzle, which we were very lucky to blog on January 9th -  a real tour de force. In our opinion it would be very difficult to beat that one but today’s offering was very enjoyable. There were the usual slightly risqué surface readings and many DOH moments when we sorted out the parsings!

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Independent 8531 by Quixote

Posted by NealH on 17th February 2014

NealH.

I found this at the harder end of the Quixote spectrum, with quite a lot of fairly unusual words. Clues like 13 and 5 were tough to get without most of the crossing letters.

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Independent on Sunday 1,251 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th February 2014

Simon Harris.

Quite a tough workout from Poins this week, I found.

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Independent 8524 by Jambazi (Saturday Prize Puzzle 8 February 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 15th February 2014

mc_rapper67.

‘Jambazi’ is ‘Tramp’s Indy pseudonym, but on closer inspection of this puzzle, could he also be ‘Cyclops’ in disguise?…

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Independent 8529 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 14th February 2014

duncanshiell.

Phi often does interesting things with the letters and words in the grid – today he has done something different by using a grid with reflective symmetry.

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Independent 8,528 by Tyrus

Posted by John on 13th February 2014

John.

Tyrus has given us his usual good tough crossword, and in places I’m not really sure that I’ve got it right, but no doubt someone will correct me. At least I have always suggested something, although with little confidence at times.

And if there’s a Nina, as usual I can’t see it.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8527 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 12th February 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Another Wednesday, another Dac and we’re not complaining. As RatkojaRiku said in the blog last week, it is always very difficult to pick a favourite with Dac’s puzzles.

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Independent 8,526 / Radian

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 11th February 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is the third time in recent months that I have blogged a Tuesday puzzle by Radian, but I am certainly not complaining!

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Independent 8525/Tees

Posted by Pierre on 10th February 2014

Pierre.

Indy regulars will know that there were no Tees in last Thursday’s Nestor puzzle; but there was a good helping of Tees today.  A delightful crossword, which I really enjoyed solving and blogging.  There are a couple where I could do with some help in the parsing.

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Independent on Sunday 1250/Hypnos

Posted by Pierre on 9th February 2014

Pierre.

Another very pleasing Sunday puzzle from Hypnos in the usual IoS style.  All clearly and elegantly clued, with a good range of subject matter in the answers to enjoy.

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