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Archive for May 15th, 2008

Independent 6732 / Tees Contemporary fun

Posted by tilsit on 15th May 2008


Solving time: 28 mins

A jolly little puzzle from Tees with lots of contemporary references. I suppose I still think in old-fashioned crosswordese, but the Indy has certainly brought puzzles into the 21st Century and must be commended for it. Bit of an odd solve in that I amnaged to complete virtually all the right side of the grid before any clues on the left. Struggled for a while with 1 down till the penny finally dropped.

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Independent on Sunday 952 by Quixote (11 May 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 15th May 2008


I found this much tougher than usual from Quixote. Solving time, 43 mins.

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Financial Times 12,768 – Flimsy

Posted by Uncle Yap on 15th May 2008

Uncle Yap.

This is my maiden post and I will adopt the conventional symbols

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Financial Times 12,758 by Cinephile — Ice malt? (7, 5)

Posted by Pete Maclean on 15th May 2008

Pete Maclean.

I found this puzzle rather difficult even after catching on to the theme, climate change. I got 18A wrong and did not find the solution to 17D. A few clues that struck me as both challenging and clever are 13A, 18A, 20A-4D and 27A.

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Guardian 24389/Gordius – competing with Rufus?

Posted by ilancaron on 15th May 2008


NEW AGE TRAVELLER required some wiki-trawling — other than that, I find this puzzle to be a reasonable thing to do while listening to a talk about bid optimizations in internet advertising (which I understood even less). Quite a few cryptic definitions — is Gordius competing with Rufus?

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