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Archive for June 27th, 2007

FT 12,495 by Cinephile

Posted by smiffy on 27th June 2007


At first glance this looked liked it could be one of those lesser-spotted species, a totally athematic Cinephile puzzle.
But it turned out that there was actually a healthy dose of climate change material stashed away in several of the longer downs clues (1/20, 3,6) and their answers. Given that it’s 36C where I am today, the “big heat” theme seemed very topical.

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Azed 1829

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 27th June 2007


Apologies for a late Azed report – can’t remember my time for this, or how much I used the big red book – I re-solved from memory after prematurely chucking the original. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6457/Morph – Stepping down

Posted by neildubya on 27th June 2007


Fantastic puzzle from “one of us” with a very clever and very topical theme. You probably know the game where you have to change one word into another in a certain number of steps by changing one letter at a time – this puzzle re-enacts that game by showing how to transform BLAIR in BROWN in 4 easy steps. Ingenious. As if that wasn’t enough there’s also some excellent clueing and very imaginative wordplay going on, and I’m not just saying that because I know the setter! That said, there are two clues I don’t understand – 7D and 19D – and I thought 19D was a bit unfair (but see my comments on that). Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,114/Brendan – I may be missing something?

Posted by loonapick on 27th June 2007


Given the number of black squares in the grid and the lack of difficulty in this puzzle, I was expecting there to be a theme, but, if it’s there, I can’t find it.

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