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Archive for November 18th, 2006

Observer 3137/Everyman – Americanisms…

Posted by ilancaron on 18th November 2006

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Done sporadically during a very pleasant afternoon in Geneva mainly drinking wine, eating ice-cream, coffee then dinner. Followed by more drink and cakes. After about 4 glasses of wine, crosswords don’t seem very important.

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Guardian 23,921/Araucaria – tough thematic puzzle

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 18th November 2006

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Solving time 24:41

This was a nice example of the kind of challenge that has made Araucaria probably the best-loved cryptic setter we have. The theme turns out to be a subset of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and something Sir Roger de Coverley said about them. Includes various examples of the “libertarian” practices that wind up some cryptic crossword purists, but this is one of the times when the fun of the puzzle excuses them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6263/Nimrod – W O N T O N C U D

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 18th November 2006

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I got confused about who was writing what and wrote stuff on both of last Saturday’s puzzles.  So this one is a duplicate… another excuse for putting it up is that I referred to links in it in a comment yesterday.

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