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Archive for May 22nd, 2008

Independent on Sunday 953 by Quixote (18 May 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd May 2008

nmsindy.

Quite easy, I found, solving time 13 mins.

* = anagram

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FINANCIAL TIMES No. 12,774 Set by Orense

Posted by Octofem on 22nd May 2008

Octofem.

FINANCIAL TIMES No: 12,774  Set by  ORENSE , May 22, 2008

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Independent 6739/Math – The Indy Crossword

Posted by Ali on 22nd May 2008

Ali.

Great stuff once again from Math. After the recent music puzzles, I was half-expecting a theme here, especially with a grid with so many 3 letter words. I spotted the 27/5/11/20 anagram fairly early on – which helped a lot – but then spent far too long seeing if TEMPLE OF DOOM or LAST CRUSADE would fit in anywhere! Some very enjoyable clues here though, and it’s reminded me to book my tickets ahead of the imminent release of 18 21 and the 1 5 9 10, so thanks again to Math.

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Guardian 24,395 – Araucaria

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd May 2008

Uncle Yap.

Wow! What a plum assignment for me today when I blog Rev John Graham, OBE, whom I have admired from afar for years. Solving is one thing but explaining all the wordplay and subtlety of the clues is another. I had to dig deep into Chambers and Wikipedia. As usual with the Master, a most entertaining and challenging puzzle.

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Financial Times 12,764 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 22nd May 2008

Pete Maclean.

Mudd gave me a very satisfying challenge this week. I especially like 13A, 20A, 24A, 6D and 18D. I found 4A tricky; I guessed the answer quickly but took a while to figure out the word play.

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Financial Times 12,765 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd May 2008

Uncle Yap.

From Prize Puzzle 12,765 Monday 12 May 2008

Overall, quite a do-able puzzle for a Monday morning in spite of the fact that there was really only one anagram clue (14Down). A typical broadsheet puzzle would normally have 20 to 25% anagram clues.

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