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Archive for November 30th, 2007

Anagram Friday

Posted by neildubya on 30th November 2007

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Not having been lucky enough to get a crossword to solve for a while I was slightly disappointed that this one was so undemanding. I got through it in under 8 minutes. Still it gave a gentle ending to the week, and it meant I didn’t wear out my brain before Saturday’s, which may well be more challenging!Across

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Independent 6591/Eimi – Italian Job

Posted by neildubya on 30th November 2007

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Nice puzzle from The Editor with a theme that revealed itself in two parts for me: first, cities then Italian cities. Plaudits for getting so many in, especially when so many of them end in awkward letters like I and O. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6586/Nimrod (24-11-07)

Posted by neildubya on 30th November 2007

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I know next to nothing about horse-racing so once I’d twigged the theme I had to use Google to check a couple of answers that I got from the wordplay (1a and 28a). There are still 4 clues that I don’t understand though. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beelzebub 927/Columba (18-11-07)

Posted by neildubya on 30th November 2007

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A very enjoyable puzzle from a very reliable setter. It might be my imagination but there seemed to be a few more obscure words than there usually are in Beelzebub puzzles but I actually found this easier than a typical Columba effort; maybe because harder words meant easier wordplay? Read the rest of this entry »

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