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Archive for May 13th, 2008

Guardian 24,387 – Araucaria

Posted by manehi on 13th May 2008

manehi.

Was, unusually for me, on the right wavelength for Araucaria today, and sped through most of the puzzle, which was as enjoyable as always. There was a nice mini theme of a few clues linked somehow or another to 18dn. 1ac and 28ac were new words to me, and I had to do a little research for the wordplay of 25. Still need help deciphering 6dn. Edits thanks to Shirley and Eileen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6731/Virgilius

Posted by John on 13th May 2008

John.

The usual wonderful Virgilius themed around one of our favourite activities. Every one (although perhaps 30 is stretching it a bit) of the across answers is in some way connected with crosswords. I think that’s all, but don’t dare to say categorically that it is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,766 / Armonie

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 13th May 2008

C G Rishikesh.

I took 30-45 minutes for this crossword. I got 4ac to begin with, but botttom-right quadrant was the first to be completed. When I began  writing the draft for this blog, I had not solved three clues – 1, 25, 27, all acrosses. Of these, I got two as I returned to the grid. 25 ac remains elusive (anyone may reveal the answer).

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