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Archive for August 1st, 2007

Independent 6487/Dac

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 1st August 2007

Colin Blackburn.

This turned out to be a nightmare puzzle for me. I’m too busy at work preparing to take a break and so I didn’t find the space to do this puzzle justice. Some excellent clues but they didn’t come very quickly for me. I have decided to post without knowing the answers to a triplet from the south west corner (18d, 19d, and 22a if anyone wants to chip in before tomorrow’s solution.)

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FT 12,525 / Satori – The Dark Side of the Mole

Posted by tilsit on 1st August 2007


One of the toughest of setters (be it in his Satori guise or Taupi in the Guardian) and a personal favourite. A battle with Mr Mole is one which always gives a great deal of personal satisfaction. Today’s puzzle was no exception with an entertaining theme as well. However, it did take a little while to sort out this little beast!

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Guardian 24,144, Chifonie: Multi-skilling

Posted by michod on 1st August 2007


A pretty straightforward puzzle, by and large, which took me about 15 minutes. The long answer at 1, 26 across was vaguely familiar, but felt a tad obscure – is it a common enough phrase? 

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