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Archive for December 3rd, 2006

Azed 1800 “Sly Oaf” – excellent thematic crossword

Posted by linxit on 3rd December 2006


Solving time 1:03:33.

A rare thematic puzzle from Azed this week to mark puzzle no. 1800. There’s an extra letter in every clue which has to be removed before solving. These letters in clue order form a thematic phrase which should help to complete the two unclued lights at 1ac and 13ac (in conjunction with the title, “Sly Oaf”).

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Everyman 3139 – wasn’t paying attention

Posted by ilancaron on 3rd December 2006


I wasn’t paying attention and that’s what I filled in at 11A instead of ATTENTIVE which made the NE corner a spot of bother. Nice puzzle with good balance of clue types. If you can regularly solve Everyman then you’re ready for the Times.

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