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Archive for December 22nd, 2006

Guardian 23,956 by Chifonie: Soup, stew or curry?

Posted by michod on 22nd December 2006

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Not as hard as some Friday puzzles, but containing one or two relatively obscure words and sub-words with a capacity to frustrate. Took me about 20 minutes over a leisurely breakfast. A lot of clues that are reasonably well disguised, but in fact just combine a one-letter abbreviation with another word to make the answer.

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Independent on Sunday 879 by Quixote – trouble in the SW corner

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd December 2006

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I thought this was going to be reasonably straightforward until I hit stormy weather in the SW corner (points covered in notes below).   

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Independent 6298/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 22nd December 2006

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Another one of “those” grids from Nimrod, with only 9 (count ‘em) across clues and 5 of those have 15 letters. It’s been said before, here and elsewhere, that the problem with this is that if you can’t get the long ones, the rest of the grid is hard to crack and when you do, everything else falls in to place very quickly. That said, I don’t think this was as tough as a typical Nimrod; either that or I was on fire this morning as I did this in the time it takes a Central line train to go from Ealing Broadway to St Paul’s (about 30 mins), which is roughly half the time a Nimrod usually takes me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent Weekend #598 – SQUARES by JUDE

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 22nd December 2006

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This is a sample review to show what you can expect in the New Year, when we hope to cover this puzzle every week. Jude is Mike Laws, editor of this puzzle.

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