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Archive for December 29th, 2006

Guardian 23,960, Araucaria: Tutu much?

Posted by michod on 29th December 2006

michod.

Actually, fairly mild stuff from the octogenarian enfant terrible today - two of his trademark multi-word linked entries, and only a handful of  clues to wind up the purists. But I’m not sure I like reviewing Araucaria - his clues are often better enjoyed without deconstruction. 

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Independent 6303/Phi – 15dn + 9ac – 10ac = 8dn?

Posted by rightback on 29th December 2006

rightback.

Solving time: 5:12

The quickest of the week so far for me. A couple of excellent cryptic definitions (12dn/13dn). No theme that I can see, but then I usually can’t.

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Independent on Sunday 880 by Quixote – pleasing puzzle with Christmas theme

Posted by nmsindy on 29th December 2006

nmsindy.

Lots of traditional Christmas references which forced some of the other words to be a little less familiar, I guess, but Quixote gave accessible clues for them. Reminded me of when I first began to tackle crosswords – at Christmastime, and, just like this, they had that seasonal feel.

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