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Archive for July 4th, 2007

Financial Times 12501/Io

Posted by neildubya on 4th July 2007

neildubya.

IO was another new name to me until I checked the Setters page here and found that he is also Nimrod and Enigmatist, which explained a lot. Unusual to see a preamble in a daily puzzle too; this one read “The “ones” are of a kind; their clues lack further definition”. They turned out to be artists; thematic clues are asterisked below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6463/Dac

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 4th July 2007

Colin Blackburn.

A rushed puzzle today which is still unfinished. I have not worked out 18dn or 21ac, I suspect if I got either I’d get the other but I thought I’d get the post out of the way and worry out them later. A good puzzle from Dac with some nice anagrams, good cluing, a few contemporary references and even an &lit thrown in for good measure.

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Guardian 24120/Logodaedalus – no downside

Posted by ilancaron on 4th July 2007

ilancaron.

No wordplay quibbles but there are a couple of loose definitions that dictionaries probably support but felt a bit unsatisfying while solving (see 15A, 17A, 21D). Two across anagrams got me started here rather quickly.

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