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Archive for March 22nd, 2007

Independent on Sunday 892 by Quixote – Plant held me up

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd March 2007

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Difficulty with 16 across, but got it in the end – always a bit weak on plants – one of the crossing clues took me a while to understand also, covered below.

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Guardian 24031/Brendan – elephantine planes

Posted by ilancaron on 22nd March 2007

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Not an easy puzzle for me. Started off well and cracked the theme pretty quickly – but held up for a long time by the NE corner (got the PIGEON/pidgin homophone inverted). I liked the various meanings of PLANE sprinkled around. The central cross reads CARRY-ON LUGGAGE and PAIR OF TRUNKS. If I was a fortune-teller, I would predict a long trip is in the cards for Brendan. Hopefully, not in a MICROLIGHT or in a caravan of camels.

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Independent 6374/Merlin

Posted by neildubya on 22nd March 2007

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More wizardry from Merlin. A couple of “adult” clues and some up-to-the-minute pop culture references, along with some excellent clues. There were a few I wasn’t sure about though (1A, 16A, 10D), and one I don’t understand (17D). Read the rest of this entry »

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