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Archive for November 27th, 2006

Independent 6276 by Obtrox – Nervous start

Posted by neildubya on 27th November 2006


Solvers of advanced cryptics will recognise the name Obtrox as he/she has compiled a number of crosswords for the Listener, Enigmatic Variations and the Independent’s own Weekend Magazine over the past few years.

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Guardian 23934/Rufus – I’m DOWN

Posted by ilancaron on 27th November 2006


Typical fair Rufus fare. A couple of nice turns of phrase (e.g. 24D), one Shakespearean reference that had me checking Hamlet (22D) and a wordplay whose decoding had me going for a bit (7D). So the downs have it – and I’m a bit surprised that Rufus let DOWN appear twice in the puzzle (18D and 25A).

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