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Archive for January 31st, 2008

Guardian 24299/Orlando – calling for a fatwa?

Posted by ilancaron on 31st January 2008

ilancaron.

Well-phrased wordplay and clues on the whole. I struggled with several, to my mind, esoteric refs (SQUEERS, OSBERT, TREVELYAN) but I’m sure someone better educated (in Britain!) than myself would not have been challenged.

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Independent 6643 by Tees

Posted by nmsindy on 31st January 2008

nmsindy.

I found this a very tough puzzle, esp the lower half but also the long 20-letter phrase in the top half which was new to me.    But I got there in the end and there were some excellent clues.   Solving time, 61 mins.

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Independent on Sunday 937 by Quixote (27/01/2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 31st January 2008

nmsindy.

A little harder than usual from Quixote, I found. Solving time, 31 mins.

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Financial Times 12,669 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st January 2008

Pete Maclean.

A fairly routine puzzle from Mudd here. I completed it fairly quickly because I found the clues for the three long answers easy. Still, 11A and 5D took some puzzling over.

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