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Archive for May 2nd, 2008

FINANCIAL TIMES 12757 set by ORENSE

Posted by Octofem on 2nd May 2008

Octofem.

 Financial Times 12,757 Set by ORENSE

Posted by Octofem on 2nd May 2008

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Independent 6717/Nestor

Posted by neildubya on 2nd May 2008

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One of the things that struck me when I was solving this entertaining puzzle is how heavily my solving “technique” (if that’s not too poncey) involves working off of definitions and checking letters, where there are any, and then dealing with the wordplay later (or sometimes not all if I’m not blogging a puzzle). I’m not suggesting that I do this for every clue but I do seem to do it a lot these days. I expect this is a Bad Thing though as it would increase the likelihood of making mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6722 – Phi

Posted by Ali on 2nd May 2008

Ali.

A fairly gentle end to the week I thought. The grid seemed quite heavy on the black squares, and there are a number of long answers (most notably 7/3/16/11) which fill a fair number of the white ones. Other than that, everything I usually associate with Phi – a few bird references and a very high standard of clueing.

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Guardian 24378 – Arachne – Ma is a Ms

Posted by manehi on 2nd May 2008

manehi.

Found this really tough going at times, and still can’t work out some of the wordplay. Good puzzle overall though, with a few really nice clues.

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Inquisitor 69 – Progressive Consumption by Schadenfreude

Posted by duncanshiell on 2nd May 2008

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Solvers were told that nine answers represented a song sequence, in clue order, but with a different and much happier ending.  The preamble also stated that the first answer, representing the eventual target, was to be entered normally.

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