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Archive for March 2nd, 2007

Guardian 24,014, Chifonie: Chiming a chord

Posted by michod on 2nd March 2007

michod.

A pretty straightforward puzzle, with no obscure German towns or archaic words and only one two fairly minor quibbles for me. A couple of the anagrams give themselves away rather too cheaply, but Chifonie makes good use of unexpected phrasal definitions like ‘threaten to go out’ in 1 Across, making some of the clues less obvious to dissect. 

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Independent 6357 by Phi All you expect from Phi (and more!)

Posted by nmsindy on 2nd March 2007

nmsindy.

This had everything I expect from Phi, clear precise, clues, easier wordplay to the less familiar words, everything fully understood.    The extra bit was that, like some other of this week’s puzzles, there was a theme.    I refer to it at the end of the review, following the clue explanations.

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Inquisitor #8/Overcooked by Charybdis

Posted by loonapick on 2nd March 2007

loonapick.

This was a very frustrating puzzle for me. It appeared very easy at first, but then I hit a wall with the last six or seven clues. It wasn’t that I couldn’t work out the answers – more that I couldn’t decide which letters to “squeeze out” before entry into the grid. A quick e-mail to Peter Biddlecombe, with an equally quick and helpful answer and all became clear.

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