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Archive for September 12th, 2007

FT 12,561/Cinephile – Almost Plain Jane

Posted by smiffy on 12th September 2007


Not too tricky, by Cinephile’s standards, with the Jane Austen mini-theme being familiar enough that even a lit-twit like me could twig it early on. Having just logged on to post this, I see that – between this and the Guardian – our setter seems to be enjoying a literary double-header today!

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Guardian 24,180/Araucaria – One for the bibliophiles

Posted by loonapick on 12th September 2007


A literary romp from Araucaria – five of the down answers are the names of books and there’s at least two more literary reference among the clues.  Great fun, just a shame that once I’d got the four long down answers, the rest of the puzzle fell into place a bit too quickly.

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Independent 6523/Dac

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 12th September 2007

Colin Blackburn.

A quickish pleasurable solve with a couple of tricky clues and new words (for me). Once I’d found some of his well-hidden definitions, Dac’s cluing left no doubts for even the toughest of the clues. There was a handful of drink-related answers and clues though not enough to suggest a theme perhaps.

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