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Archive for February 18th, 2008

Independent 6658 by Tees

Posted by NealH on 18th February 2008

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* = anag, < = reversed

Another very tough Monday puzzle by Tees with a slight theme of political party leaders (although Nick Clegg was either overlooked or just couldn’t be fitted into the puzzle). Since the online crossword is now appearing the same day as the paper version and it has a reveal function to show the answer, I can’t see the point of skipping any clues, so I’ll give all the answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24314/Rufus

Posted by linxit on 18th February 2008

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One of Rufus’s easier offerings for the most part, with some real beginners’ clues. Look at the first 4 across clues – you have easy examples of the 4 basic clue types: anagram, charade, cryptic def, double def. I’m sure that must have been deliberate. There were a few more difficult words however, so it wasn’t a complete doddle. Solved in about 8 mins, mainly due to hesitation over 18d as I only knew the archaic meaning of almsgiver.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 358 – Hello Sailor!

Posted by beermagnet on 18th February 2008

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A lot of comedic sailors in the puzzle answers this time, what with PRATFALL crossing with SLAPSTICK and a raft of TARS, SALTS, SAILORS, RATINGS and SEAMEN. Strangely, I hadn’t noticed this mini-theme until writing this blog. Also strange in the circumstances – no sign of Ted Heath. Read the rest of this entry »

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