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Archive for September 17th, 2007

Independent 6527/Merlin – Wizard!

Posted by neildubya on 17th September 2007

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Superb puzzle but tricky in places and a reminder that Monday is not always easy-day in the Independent. There’s a lot to admire in this but I thought that 1A,10A,20A and 4D were all excellent clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24184/ Rufus Gentle start to the week.

Posted by neildubya on 17th September 2007

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I finished this more swiftly than any other Guardian crossword I have completed, taking 9 minutes. There didn’t seem much to stretch one’s mind, but maybe that’s a good thing for Monday morning. I believe the Times always starts the week with an easy one.
Across
9 ELIMINATE
10 MIAOW
11 OBLIQUE
12 TORCHES anagram of escort around the end of watcH.
13 RI N SE
14 SLEEP ON IT
16 MARRIAGE BUREAUX
19 SHORT HEAD anagram of thrashed and o (nothing). A racing term for a narrow victory.
21 POSED
22 SANGRIA – anagram of ‘a grain’s’.
23 LORE LE I was one of the Rhine Maidens and is also a tall rock in the Rhine.
24 CHESS This seemed a very feeble literal clue, does anyone else know such clues as ‘Lafayettes’?
25 EPAULETTE

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