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Archive for March 21st, 2008

Guardian 24342/Chifonie

Posted by linxit on 21st March 2008

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Solving time 9:09

A pretty straightforward puzzle from Chifonie today – I don’t often finish non-Rufus Guardian puzzles in under 10 minutes. Still, there were some good clues and a few less familiar words in there, along with a couple of old chestnuts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6686/Eimi

Posted by John on 21st March 2008

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So now we see why Phi was on Tuesday: Eimi had ready a nice 28ac crossword. I hesitate to say that it was tough, but it took me ages, and some of the references were so obscure that I had to use Google. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6681/Math

Posted by neildubya on 21st March 2008

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I wonder if anyone will solve this without realising there’s a theme? There are a number of 6d 14a in the grid (highlighted in bold below) as well as in almost every clue, along with non-16d 14a and singers. In the Across clues the only ones without a thematic reference were: 1,5,12 and 18. In the Downs, the following all contained a band, singer or song: 2,3,5,7,13,16,19,20,23 and 25.  Also, 6d 14a is To get all that thematic material into a 15 x 15 puzzle and yet still be accessible to every solver is quite a feat. Read the rest of this entry »

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