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Archive for March 25th, 2008

Independent 6689/Merlin

Posted by John on 25th March 2008

John.

I didn’t do this quickly, although looking at it now I bet some people did. One problem was that I wrote an answer in the wrong place, and when I transferred it to the right place wrote it in backwards, so there were some delays. Merlin makes use of the latitude afforded by The Indy to do things that a Times setter couldn’t do: to use “a” for one (3dn) and to refer to living people (2dn, 25 ac). Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times / 12724 by Jason

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 25th March 2008

C G Rishikesh.

I took longer to solve this puzzle than the others that I have done here before. To tell the truth, I have all except 18dn (where, of course, I can guess the second word of the phrase);¬†29ac: I can guess the word from the crossings and also from “Destroy” part of the clue, but the full annotation/explanation eludes me at the moment of writing. While in the earlier FT crosswords I found full¬†justification for every clue, here I am floundering.¬†

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Guardian 24345/Gordius – The Pope’s a rapist?

Posted by ilancaron on 25th March 2008

ilancaron.

A mix of the easy and the hard. I had to trawl Google a bit here and there. Finding one of my answers on this very site (see 24A). Questions about some of the last downs … lots of useful comments have clarified things!

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