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Archive for November 6th, 2007

Independent 6570/Virgilius — pull the other one.

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 6th November 2007

Colin Blackburn.

The theme for today’s Virgilius is lies, tall tales and shaggy dog stories. All the across answers are thematic and with the constraints imposed on the grid by the long themed answers there are lots of short down answers. All the across answers commented on are either cryptic definitions or double definitions with heavily cryptic readings for one of the defs.

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Guardian 24,227, Brummie: Rhine whine

Posted by michod on 6th November 2007


Brummie seems to be becoming more regular, which is generally to be welcomed, though I don’t think this is one of his best, and several long clues seem to me to fall into the NCD (not cryptic definition) trap. Thanks to Dave for 8 and 20 down, which beat me.

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