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Archive for September 27th, 2007

Guardian 24193/Araucaria

Posted by linxit on 27th September 2007

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Solving time 20:19

Araucaria’s certainly on form today. A great 28-letter anagram at 1A,8D and a lot of other very clever clues made this a real pleasure to solve. I don’t think there was anything to really grate with my Ximenean sympathies either, apart from “some x” meaning “the first (unspecified number of) letters of x”, used a couple of times in 9 and 22. There seems to be a lot of General Knowledge required to solve this one, hence the large number of Wikipedia links.

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Independent 6536/Punk – All the way home

Posted by neildubya on 27th September 2007

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There’s always lots of fun to be had with a puzzle by Punk (or Paul) and this was no exception. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 919 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 27th September 2007

nmsindy.

Quite a tricky puzzle with some novel features.    More verifying needed than usual.     Will concentrate on what I found the trickier or more unusual clues, but happy to explain any other if asked.

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Financial Times 12,564 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 27th September 2007

Pete Maclean.

Following two Weekend FT puzzles that I fairly sailed through, Mudd gave me a bit of a challenge with this one. As usual, it was a satisfying challenge. I did however fail to understand one clue (14D) although I fancy I got the right answer for it.

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Guardian 24192/Paul – glittering

Posted by ilancaron on 27th September 2007

ilancaron.

(Hope PaulB isn’t reading this since I’m late again). Another fine Paul opus – some surprising and refreshing wordplay (e.g. 7D, 1A) and sly definitions (e.g. 25A). I did this early morning but have only found time now to write it up. I will write an apologue at some point justifying myself. Read the rest of this entry »

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