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Archive for November 1st, 2007

FT 12,604/Aardvark

Posted by smiffy on 1st November 2007

smiffy.

Was relieved to avoid an overly-taxing puzzle today, as I think recent sleep deprivation is catching up on me.  A couple of good though-provoking devices nestled away in here, though.  My parsing of 23D may be off-beam however.
Also, belated apologies for going AWOL on my blogging duties last week. Last-minute travel plans snafu-ed my online (and newspaper) access.

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Independent 6566 / Nimrod – Clever Stuff

Posted by tilsit on 1st November 2007

tilsit.

Solving Time: 20 minutes

The usual clever puzzle from Nimrod that was ejoyable to solve with some good laugh-out-loud clues.

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Guardian 24223/Orlando

Posted by linxit on 1st November 2007

linxit.

Solving time – about half an hour in two sessions.

I started off quite quickly and had half of it done within 5 minutes, but then ground to a halt and had to think hard to get the last few. There were a few tricky words in the wordplay as well as in the grid. I’d never heard of 1dn or the tree in 7dn.

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Independent on Sunday 924 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 1st November 2007

nmsindy.

I found this easier than usual.   Solving time: 14 mins.

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Financial Times 12,594 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 1st November 2007

Pete Maclean.

Cinephile is well on form with this fine themed puzzle. Most of the across clues include “beast” and have answers that start with names of animals. This was an easier theme to work out than most but working it out was not as helpful as in the case of most themes because there are just so many animals — so, a nice balance. I especially like 12A, 29A, 3D and 9D. I had to use my dictionary for 8D and 19D.

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