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Independent on Sunday 1,283 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on 28th September 2014

Simon Harris.

Sorry Poins old chap, you’ve drawn me yet again and I must admit I found this one quite tough. A week later I still don’t appear to have completed the top left corner of the grid, so I’ll have to retrieve the answers from the internet and do my best to explain them.

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Independent 8716 (Sat 20-Sep 2014) Alchemi

Posted by beermagnet on 27th September 2014

beermagnet.

Alchemi gives us a fun, themed puzzle on the easy side for a Prize crossword – if you knew the subject.

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Independent 8721 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 26th September 2014

duncanshiell.

A return to normality with Phi on a Friday.

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Independent 8,720 by Hob

Posted by John on 25th September 2014

John.

Poor old Hob — this is his third in a row that has fallen to me. Not that I personally really mind, for this was a very pleasant crossword. There are one or two clues about which I’m not sure but no doubt someone will come to the rescue.

Read round the unches from the bottom left in the two ways to the top right to get the Nina. It was published on September 17th 1954, so this is a few days late for the 60th anniversary. There don’t seem to be any references in the answers, but one of the clues mentions Jack, so perhaps there is something I can’t see.

Definitions underlined.

 

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Independent 8719/Quixote

Posted by Pierre on 24th September 2014

Pierre.

Quixote setting and me blogging on a Wednesday?  The Indy crossword world is upside down.  Not really: Quixote seems to be taking over the last Wednesday of the month slot; and I’m off the bench to act as substitute for Bert and Joyce, who are in foreign parts with limited internet access.

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Independent 8,718 / Scorpion

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 23rd September 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Scorpion has filled today’s slot with a puzzle that befits Ryder Cup week.

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Independent 8,717 by Crosophile

Posted by flashling on 22nd September 2014

flashling.

A sweet musical interlude from Crosophile today

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Independent on Sunday 1282/Kairos

Posted by Pierre on 21st September 2014

Pierre.

I thought this was an excellent IoS puzzle from Kairos.  Just one or two where I’m not entirely sure of my parsing.

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Independent Crossword 8710 by NIMROD (13-09-2014)

Posted by twencelas on 20th September 2014

twencelas.

My run of three Anax puzzles in a row comes to an end. Nimrod it is this week – oh joy!

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Independent 8,715 by Jambazi

Posted by John on 19th September 2014

John.

Nowadays any day is as likely as the next to throw up a hard one; except perhaps Wednesday, where Dac still holds sway for most of the month. I found this crossword from Jambazi remarkably difficult and it took me ages, although most of the clues seem easy enough after they have been solved.

I get the impression that there is something going on: the members of some band from the 1980s perhaps or some such? [Leonard Cohen, who is 80 today, we are told by Geebs, to whom thanks]

My apologies for frequently mentioning Chambers. I know it is not the dictionary used by this paper, but a) I can’t remember what is and b) it is to hand.

Definitions underlined.

 

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Independent 8714 / Hieroglyph

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 18th September 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We haven’t had a puzzle with an unhidden theme for a while so today’s Hieroglyph was very welcome.

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Independent 8,713 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 17th September 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It was no surprise to find Dac occupying the Wednesday slot this week.

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Independent 8712 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 16th September 2014

duncanshiell.

Phi now seems to be popping up on any day of the week rather than just a Friday, but he is very welcome at any time

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Independent 8711 by Donk

Posted by NealH on 15th September 2014

NealH.

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

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Independent on Sunday 1281 / Nitsy (7/9/14)

Posted by Gaufrid on 14th September 2014

Gaufrid.

Nitsy only provides us with two or three puzzles each year and, looking back, I see that for the last five years there has always been one in September, though the previous ones have appeared a couple of weeks later than today’s offering.

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