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Archive for August 23rd, 2007

Guardian 24163/Rover

Posted by linxit on 23rd August 2007

linxit.

Solving time 5:44

That was probably the easiest crossword I’ve ever done in the Guardian. Probably the only tricky word was 19ac, but it was an expression I knew from somewhere, so no problem there.

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Independent 6506/Monk — Nina!

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 23rd August 2007

Colin Blackburn.

The football theme stands out from the clues if not the grid entries, only 9a is a footballing term. I thought that was it then I noticed the letters in the first and final columns: NINA NINA NINA NINA. Is there even more hidden that I’m not seeing? The grid blocking show rugby posts rather than football ones.

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Independent on Sunday 914 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 23rd August 2007

nmsindy.

As indicated eslewhere, the first of a shorter blog on Quixote puzzles.    Will try to concentrate on a small number of clues focussing on the trickier ones and those I liked the most.    Happy to explain others if asked.

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Financial Times 12544/Jason

Posted by neildubya on 23rd August 2007

neildubya.

A nice enough puzzle but a few too many cryptic definitions for my liking. Lots for new solvers to get their 5As stuck into though. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24162/Brummie – from a Stan(d in)

Posted by neildubya on 23rd August 2007

neildubya.

I’m indebted to one of our regular commenters – stan – for this blog as we had a bit of a mix up this week and I assigned a puzzle to a blogger who was away. Normal service should resume today.

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Financial Times 12,534 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd August 2007

Pete Maclean.

Tougher than usual Cincinnus perhaps with some challenging clues (for me 1A, 1D, 17D and 25D) and a couple of beauties (28A, 15D).

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