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Archive for November 10th, 2006

Independent 6262/Phi — Gentle end to the week.

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 10th November 2006

Colin Blackburn.

Solving time : about 20 minutes

A classic Phi puzzle, very fair Ximenean clues with a few cryptic definitions thrown into the mix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday/Quixote 873 – V good as always

Posted by nmsindy on 10th November 2006

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Quixote is, as most will know, Don Manley of the Chambers Crossword Manual, the 4th edtion of which has recently appeared. Highly recommended, especially for help in explaining all the clue types and puzzle types. He was in the Indy pretty much from the start, transferring to the IoS when that paper was launched in 1990 – this puzzle is, as you see, No 873. At one time, I found these easier by quite a bit compared to the Indy weekdays, but that’s changed somewhat. This one took me 25 minutes. I also thought that, for new solvers, I might give a few tips and complete analysis of 4 clues (asterisked in the report below)

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Guardian 23920/Auster – quite straightforward

Posted by neildubya on 10th November 2006

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An easier day today after yesterday’s toughie from Paul. Auster is a very occasional setter for the Guardian – one or two puzzles a year I think. Read the rest of this entry »

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