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Archive for April 17th, 2008

Guardian 24365/Audreus – new setter to me

Posted by neildubya on 17th April 2008

neildubya.

This is a new setter to me, and I enjoyed the puzzle on the whole. It didn’t take long to do, and, if the week’s puzzles are to get harder as the week goes on, I would have this as a Tuesday rather than a Thursday.

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Independent 6709 by Nimrod

Posted by nmsindy on 17th April 2008

nmsindy.

I’ll have to admit defeat on this one. The two main features were a line of an Elton John song covering 5 clues and many clues linked to one word from it. When I finally tracked down the word “FUNNY” I Googled for the lyrics and found it. After an hour in all, with about six answers to go and, very pressed for time, went to ‘reveal’ for the others.

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Situation Vacant

Posted by neildubya on 17th April 2008

neildubya.

I’m looking for someone to join the Independent bloggers team. If you’re interested, please email me at [email protected].

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Independent on Sunday 948 by Quixote (13 Apr 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 17th April 2008

nmsindy.

I found this harder than usual – solving time 39 minutes.

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Financial Times 12,734 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th April 2008

Pete Maclean.

You know what it’s like when your mind wants an answer to be a particular word and won’t let go in the face of ridiculous amounts of evidence? Well, my mind so thought that 18D had to be PRIMATES. But that permitted no circus performer (25A) that I could think of — never mind that it did not fit the word play. Argh!

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