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Archive for March 26th, 2008

Independent 6690 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 26th March 2008

nmsindy.

Very tough today, and some excellent misdirection by Dac.  Solving time, 39 mins.    A little rushed today- one not fully understood yet, but verified using ‘Reveal’ that I got it right.

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Guardian 24,236 Araucaria – Mano A Mano

Posted by neildubya on 26th March 2008

neildubya.

<Insert my usual hero-worshipping gush about how great Araucaria is here>

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Financial Times 12,725 (Cinephile)

Posted by diagacht on 26th March 2008

diagacht.
Across
1 VERBAL: hidden in oVERBALance
5 PERISHED: PERI + SHED
9 STRAIGHT: double definition
10,29 BREATHTAKING: &Lit
12 HONORARY: NOR (and not) in HOARY
14 WATER BUFFALO: anagram of WAFFLER ABOUT
18 TRANSMISSION: anagram of SINS IN A STORM
22,28,27 IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: John Reid and Liam Fox are both MPs and also doctors
25 ANYWAY: double definition
Down
2 ESTATE: double definition
3 BLACK SWAN: B + LACKS + WAN
4 LOGARITHM: GARI (the ginger served with sushi) in LOTH (alternative spelling for loath) + M (monsieur); John Napier the Scotsman ‘discovered’ logs
5 PITCHER: double definition
6 ROBIN: as in robing without the g
8 ENTIRELY: anagram of NET (network) + I RELY
15 UNIVALENT: VALE in UNIN (union without love) + T
16 FANCYWORK: &Lit
17 PROSPERO: PROS + PER + O
19,13 SEE OFF: SEE (diocese) OFF (office without the ice)
20 SPARTAN: ART in SPAN
23 HABIT: use in a convent
24 RIDER: double definition

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Not about crosswords (again)

Posted by neildubya on 26th March 2008

neildubya.

A year ago today I posted a message to this blog saying that my wife had just given birth to our first child. This was him then:

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