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Archive for June 15th, 2007

Independent 6447/Phi

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th June 2007

Colin Blackburn.

Good fare from Phi with some excellent clues but with a couple of gaps in the word play and one clue not solved until I check in TEA just before submitting this! Read the rest of this entry »

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FT 12485 by Adamant

Posted by smiffy on 15th June 2007

smiffy.

Adamant seems to be a faithful adherent of the FT’s general style and tone, and this was solid enough fare . A couple of answers (2d, 28a) were new (for me at least) variants of familiar words, but neither really cause a major hold-up.  My only gripe would be that the two “cryptic surface” clues (12a, 5d) were pretty transparent.   

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Inquisitor 23 by Lato – NONSENSE – A super fun puzzle

Posted by nmsindy on 15th June 2007

nmsindy.

This was a real fun puzzle, I thought.

Solving time: 3 hrs 45 mins

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Guardian 24104/Puck – Nina

Posted by ilancaron on 15th June 2007

ilancaron.

Maybe it’s jet-lag but I found it pretty hard to get into this puzzle. I wonder whether the NINA in the first column of unches is intentional or just my feverish jet-lagged brain. The threefold set of clues at 13, 16, 24 is a bit confusing – perhaps due to an online glitch with highlighting or again my jet-slugged brain – but I think I’ve decoded the intent: (POT,ASH,ORE).

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