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Archive for January 19th, 2007

Independent on Sunday 883 by Quixote – quite tough

Posted by nmsindy on 19th January 2007

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I found this quite tough – only one clue solved on first run through.

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Independent 6,321/Phi – nice ‘n’ easy does it

Posted by loonapick on 19th January 2007

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This is my first blog entry for a daily Independent crossword, and I got a nice gentle introduction. This was a comparatively easy crossword (10 minutes to solve) with solid clueing and a selection of & lit.clues.Forgive the terseness of this post, but I have already done an Inquisitor post this morning, and I don’t know how much longer I can convince my boss that I am working on year-end figures, rather than crosswords!ACROSS

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Guardian 23,978: Type O

Posted by michod on 19th January 2007

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A couple of tougher clues, but a pretty standard puzzle really. The bottom right corner held out longest, helped by a typo in 18 down – ell for eel (see below).

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Inquisitor #2 – ALTERNATIVES by PLOY

Posted by loonapick on 19th January 2007

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I have never come across the pseudonym Ploy before, so I don’t know who compiled this highly topical puzzle. I got off to a very quick start, realising that certain squares had two possible letters, one forming a part of the across answer and one forming part of the down. The pattern emerged as a diagonal which gave two words or phrases reading top-right to bottom-left and bottom-left to top-right.

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