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Archive for June 19th, 2007

FT 12,488 by Neo

Posted by smiffy on 19th June 2007


This turned out to be more of a challenge than I anticpated at first; plain sailing initially, but then got becalmed on the last few clues. At the time of solving, I wasn’t 100% certain about a couple of answers (1a, 22a, 21d), but subsequent searching seems to confirm them. Also, I still haven’t fathomed the wordplay element of 9a/20d, so please feel free  to offer enlightenment.

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Guardian 24,107/Paul – whatchamacallits and thingummyjigs

Posted by loonapick on 19th June 2007


A typical Paul effort with clues ranging from easy to difficult, and a collection of words some will know, and others won’t.

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Independent 6450/Virgilius – Pole to Pole

Posted by neildubya on 19th June 2007


An entertaining puzzle with a not-too-difficult-to-spot theme. Across the middle of the grid is the phrase POLES APART, which separates 6 across answers, all of which are poles of some description: NORTH/SOUTH, POSITIVE/NEGATIVE and MARIE CURIE and JOSEPH CONRAD (who are Poles, rather than poles). Read the rest of this entry »

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