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Archive for February 1st, 2008

Independent 6644 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 1st February 2008

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Theme – explicitly stated – 8 down – for those of us not too familiar with them, friendly clues made them deducible or guessable. Solving time, 31 mins.

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Guardian 24,300 – Enigmatist : Xenon the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Posted by neildubya on 1st February 2008

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I always find Enigmatist crosswords difficult, and I’m prepared to accept that may be because of a shortage of horsepower between my ears. But this time I did get there.

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Independent 6639/Bannsider

Posted by neildubya on 1st February 2008

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In a comment a few weeks back, Eimi mentioned that his favourite clue of the year so far was in a forthcoming puzzle by Bannsider. Assuming this is that puzzle, then I’m none the wiser as to what that clue might be because there are at least 3 brilliant clues here (25a, 28a and 8d) and a few others that are top-notch (I’m thinking of 12a and 9d but you may have your own picks).  A great puzzle, and a joy to solve. Read the rest of this entry »

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