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1ed.pendragon
Jul 11, 2011, 8:48am Top

Not strictly speaking cryptic, but certainly the clues and answers appear to have been well hidden!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/11/news-of-the-world-crossword

2dtw42
Jul 11, 2011, 10:03am Top

Chief Executive's unlucky break, eh? (7)

3ed.pendragon
Jul 12, 2011, 6:14am Top

Redtop's alright, surrounded by male siblings. (6)

4dtw42
Jul 12, 2011, 8:00am Top

Redtop, LOL :^)

5ed.pendragon
Edited: Jul 12, 2011, 12:11pm Top

Proprietor getting away with murder, hurt round bent copper. (6, 7) Not very elegant, but it just about sums it up.

6dtw42
Jul 13, 2011, 2:06pm Top

How about:

Publisher's later torn to pieces all round the country, following fresh wrongdoing (4, 13)

7ed.pendragon
Jul 16, 2011, 5:52am Top

Tainted force goes underground, civil around Italian city in uproar to a degree. (12, 6)

8dtw42
Jul 16, 2011, 9:45am Top

Um, you've gone past my solving level with that one, I'm afraid :^P

(For the benefit of anyone else happening upon this thread, the earlier ones were 2. Rebekah, 3. Brooks, 5. Rupert Murdoch, 6. News International)

9ed.pendragon
Jul 16, 2011, 5:57pm Top

>7 ed.pendragon:. Metropolitan Police (METRO + POLITE around NAPOLI + Celsius/Centigrade).
>8 dtw42:. Some senior figures in the Met are suspected of lack of detailed investigation into past allegations of NOTW phone hacking, perhaps due to a former NOTW deputy editor who, coincidentally, was appointed to an advisory role to those same senior figures. But I suspect you all know that, having followed the daily revelations.

10dtw42
Jul 17, 2011, 5:15am Top

Ah, as is so often the case when shown the answer, there comes a feeling of "aw, should've got that". Although the indirect anagram of finding the right Italian city and then anagramming it might have been a step beyond the norm. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

11dtw42
Edited: Jul 17, 2011, 4:35pm Top

Bobby’s loss in paper – The Sun, strangely (3, 4, 10)

12affle
Jul 17, 2011, 5:30pm Top

> 11 That's a pair (with #6) of quite brilliant clues, dtw42

13dtw42
Edited: Jul 18, 2011, 8:50am Top

Can't resist an anagram, me. Glad to see this wasn't just me and ed.p talking among ourselves :^D

14affle
Jul 18, 2011, 9:14am Top

It's the 'and lit.' aspect that makes them so good.

15ed.pendragon
Jul 18, 2011, 1:31pm Top

Right, Rebekah Brooks and Sir Paul Stephenson have gone, Rupert Murdoch is teetering, who's next? Curriculum includes video drama in crisis, reveals leader (5, 7).

16dtw42
Jul 18, 2011, 5:39pm Top

I can see a partial anagram there with 'video drama' but, if it's who I think it is, can't see where to get a C (from curriculum?) and N from. At any rate, he's probably safe, despite association with One who edited short column on Sunday (4, 7).

17dtw42
Jul 18, 2011, 5:51pm Top

Oh, completely off topic, I couldn't resist another anagram from elsewhere in the news:

PS: berk chav name here (6, 5, 7)

18ed.pendragon
Jul 18, 2011, 6:06pm Top

NC=National Curriculum. Sorry, education-speak; old habits die hard.
4, 7 Brilliant! Much, much better than Chief demolishes shanty--poor Joe! (4, 5)

19dtw42
Jul 18, 2011, 6:34pm Top

NC=National Curriculum.

Ah, so it does, of course. Well, I think we've pretty much covered everyone involved now! :^)

20dtw42
May 11, 2012, 4:01pm Top

Just to resurrect the whole dreary saga, one of the setters in the i newspaper this week seemed to be channelling this thread:

21ed.pendragon
May 11, 2012, 4:28pm Top

>20 dtw42:
Love 24 across as a standalone, but, yes, pretty ingenious. Would never have got 7 down, though: Glomeruli? Sounds like a dwarf from LOTR.

22SKYANN
May 11, 2012, 4:34pm Top

i am justin beibers girlfriend

23dtw42
May 11, 2012, 5:16pm Top

>21 ed.pendragon:: And their clue for Brooks was a bit Private-Eyeish for a daily. No, I must admit I only got 7 down after doing a search on G?O?E?U?I – I'd never heard of it either.

>22 SKYANN:: Of course you are. And if you only spell his surname right, he might be your boyfriend right back.

24ed.pendragon
May 11, 2012, 7:04pm Top

>22 SKYANN:
Good to see your library, SKYANN, and those five out of six titles dedicated to Justin. Guessing you just haven't got round to adding those crossword compilations yet.

>23 dtw42:
Yes, agree about the Brooks clue. Presumably Anarche, as well as being a bit of a maverick, also has it in for victims (Anarche also being an anagram for spider).

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