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Archive for December 31st, 2007

Independent – Review of 2007

Posted by nmsindy on 31st December 2007

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Another very interesting year at the Indy as the new editor, Eimi, who took over early in 2006, puts his mark on the paper. The main features are a continued move towards themed puzzles and attracting many of the top UK setters to set for the paper.

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Independent 6616 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 31st December 2007

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Very tough puzzle to finish the year. There is a theme, which I’ll give after the clue explanations in case anyone wants to have another look at the grid. I found it after 14 mins, but solving took 50 mins in all. I’m confident of the answers, but there are quite a few I do not fully understand. These are listed below.

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Guardian 24,272 : Enigmatist – “In with the New”

Posted by neildubya on 31st December 2007

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Monday is usually the day the crossword editor sends down a “loosener”, such as the recent series of pleasing, humane Rufus puzzles.

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