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Archive for December 17th, 2007

Guardian 24262/Rufus – and more cryptic defs…

Posted by ilancaron on 17th December 2007


A surfeit of cryptic definitions today which isn’t of course out of character for Rufus. It’s tempered by several well crafted clues though so a smile or two were produced.

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Independent 6605 (Morph) – Some Excellent Cryptic Definitions

Posted by NealH on 17th December 2007


This was a satisfying mix of relatively easy and difficult clues. Of particular note were 5 down, 13 across and 25 across, all of which had clever cryptic definitions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cryptic crosswords article

Posted by neildubya on 17th December 2007


There’s an article on cryptic crosswords and the competition they face from <affects disdainful look> Sudoku in the Independent today:

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Private Eye/Cyclops 354 – Held up by a no. 10 screw

Posted by beermagnet on 17th December 2007


Because I have some trouble using the “less than” sign to indicate reversals in these blogs I noticed that unusually there were no reversals in this crossword.   No totally straight Cryptic Defs either.  What is here is a good mix, in particular the last four across lights were all nice solid concise clues.

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