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Archive for January 23rd, 2007

Guardian 23981/Gordius

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 23rd January 2007

Colin Blackburn.

After two weeks away from the UK with no daily crosswords I found this one a real struggle after the halfway mark. A few obscure words and some weak devices left me having to check dictionaries to confirm answers and follow the word play. I usually only comment on around half the clues in a puzzle but in this case I’ve commented on all but a handful of straightforward clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6324 / Virgilius – Hello Sailor!

Posted by tilsit on 23rd January 2007

tilsit.

Solving time: 26 minutes

 A nautical theme for today’s puzzle with lots of linked answers and clues.  This was very much a puzzle of 10 minutes of staring blankly, followed by 16 of furious writing as the answers unfolded.  As usual, excellent clueing with one or two nice devices thrown in (19 and 23 across).

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Sloggers and Betters – The Pictures

Posted by neildubya on 23rd January 2007

neildubya.

Andy Wallace (linxit):

Andy Wallace (linxit)

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