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Archive for January 24th, 2008

Independent 6637/Nimrod – Double Trouble

Posted by neildubya on 24th January 2008

neildubya.

Some clever grid construction here as one phrase appears twice in the grid and there’s a Nina too (see 5a below for an explanation). I found this quite hard going in places – I guessed a few answers and I couldn’t get 27a at all. I also don’t understand 28a. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24293 Brummie : Tree or False

Posted by neildubya on 24th January 2008

neildubya.

As previous discussed, I’m not a nature-boy, but “False Acacia” seems a tad obscure - oh well, thanks for the Botany lesson, Brummie.  Otherwise quite a blood-thirsty set of clues todays with some great wordplay.

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Independent on Sunday 936 by Quixote (20/01/2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 24th January 2008

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Some unusual words made this one a little harder for me than some recently from Quixote.

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Financial Times 12,663 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th January 2008

Pete Maclean.

A moderately easy and thoroughly splendid offering from Cincinnus this week. It is a bit heavy on double-definition clues but there’s nothing wrong with that especially since only one of them is a plain and simple example; the others are decidedly clever.

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