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Archive for May 6th, 2008

Guardian 24381 / Taupi Tough but fun

Posted by tilsit on 6th May 2008


A tough Tuesday workout from the Moleman.  Lots of nice clues with terrific surface reading and a good challenge all round.  Bit puzzled over the explanation for 18.

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Independent 6725/Merlin

Posted by Ali on 6th May 2008


This was the first time I’ve encountered Merlin, and I found it a stiff (but satisfying) challenge. There were some easy ones which got me started, but I then needed to make a few leaps of faith with some other clues and had to do some checking of badgers, compounds, Venetians and Portsmouth players to confirm a few others. One or two bits of wordplay have me stumped though.

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Financial Times 12,760 / by Quark

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 6th May 2008

C G Rishikesh.

Appropriately enough, I gained toehold in the grid with 9 ac.  After only some three in this set, I moved to Down segment where many fell quickly, one after the other.

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Guardian 24,380 (Rufus)

Posted by diagacht on 6th May 2008


Apologies everyone. I did this crossword yesterday but failed to see that I was on blogging duty.
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