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Independent 8613 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 23rd May 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Bert and Joyce are sharing the blog write up this week and we are slightly at odds with our feelings about the puzzle. The solve was thankfully fairly quick, for which we were very thankful as we are currently walking the Dales Way. During the solve we weren’t as impressed as usual on a Friday  but as Joyce wrote up the clues she wondered whether that was just because we were under a time pressure this week! There were some lovely surface readings – 9d in particular!

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Independent 8,612 / Punk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 22nd May 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Today’s sees Punk’s latest offering, sure to stretch and to entertain in equal measure.

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Independent 8611 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 21st May 2014

duncanshiell.

A standard good quality puzzle from Dac today without any themes or messages.

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Independent 8,610 by Radian

Posted by John on 20th May 2014

John.

A high-quality crossword from Radian which took me longer than it should have done in retrospect, since the clues are generally quite clear, as witness the fact that many of the explanations below have been explained without words.

The theme is 18ac words, of which we have examples in 11ac (probably), 25ac, 13dn, 15dn, 19dn and no doubt several others that I can’t immediately see. There are some words, like 4dn or 23dn, whose letters are formed in a certain way, but they are not so far as I know 18ac words.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8,609 by Quixote

Posted by flashling on 19th May 2014

flashling.

Back to normal after a weekend away in the sunny East Midlands.

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Independent on Sunday 1,264 by Poins

Posted by PeeDee on 17th May 2014

PeeDee.

Good stuff from Poins, no gimmicks – just sound clues all the way.  Thanks Poins.

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Independent 8,602 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 10/05/14)

Posted by Simon Harris on 17th May 2014

Simon Harris.

Well I never, I’ve actually finished an Anax puzzle!

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Independent 8,607 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 16th May 2014

RatkojaRiku.

No surprise this morning to have Phi’s latest offering to grapple with over breakfast.

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Independent 8606 / Hephaestos

Posted by duncanshiell on 15th May 2014

duncanshiell.

A quick search of fifteensquared shows that Hephaestos is a setter’s name that has not featured before.  I wonder what kind of puzzle he/she will set?

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Independent 8,605 by Dac

Posted by John on 14th May 2014

John.

What can be said that hasn’t already been said? The usual perfect construction, with a personal slight dislike of the word ‘some’ as a hidden indicator.

Definitions in italics.

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Independent 8604 / Eimi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 13th May 2014

Bertandjoyce.

It’s Tuesday so we were expecting something slightly out of the ordinary. What’s more – it’s our first blog of an Eimi puzzle!

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Independent 8603 by Morph

Posted by NealH on 12th May 2014

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

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Independent on Sunday 1,263 by Commoner

Posted by Simon Harris on 11th May 2014

Simon Harris.

It looks like it’s over a year since I last blogged a Commoner puzzle. This one seemed eminently manageable, taking less time to finish than the rather 8 down pint of Best I chose to accompany the puzzle with.

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Independent 8596 (Sat 3-May 2014) Nestor

Posted by beermagnet on 10th May 2014

beermagnet.

When I know I am going to blog a puzzle I try to make some notes as I solve it, roughing out the wordplay etc.  So it might take a bit longer than usual.  This time I even noted the time – so I can tell you it took just over a hour to finish and have the heart of the blog prepared.

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Independent 8601 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 9th May 2014

duncanshiell.

Phi has given us an interesting puzzle today

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