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Archive for December 12th, 2007

FT 12,639/Cinephile – Slugs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails…

Posted by smiffy on 12th December 2007

smiffy.

Even though the “theme” is pretty obvious, on immediate inspection of the clues, the category itself (boys’ names) is pretty expansive.  So it still took me a few minutes to figure out the last couple of four-letter ones.

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Independent 6601 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 12th December 2007

nmsindy.

A pleasing puzzle by Dac.    Solving time: 18 mins

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Guardian 24,258, Araucaria: Blues and Royals

Posted by michod on 12th December 2007

michod.

A pretty tough one this, took a good half hour and left me in doubt about the wordplay of two clues, including the main theme-word. But I think I’m there now. I thought at first that there was a historical theme, then was surprised to discover it was football. In the end, of course, it’s classic Araucaria, linking diverse themes through Chelsea/Stamford Bridge.

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