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Archive for July 1st, 2008

Independent 6,773/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 1st July 2008

Ali.

A nice games-themed puzzle today. A number of references in clues and I spotted at least ten in answers scattered throughout the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,429, Paul: On Clitheroe Moorage baht (brass) hat

Posted by michod on 1st July 2008

michod.

I guess when you’ve been setting for a while, you can either spice things up for self and solvers with esoteric themes, or you can cast ever wider into the available word-pool. Paul’s been drinking deep at the fountain of vocabulary – footballers, politicians, place-names, catchphrases all get a look-in here. Some great clues as ever, hard to find any not worthy of some comment.

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Financial Times 12808 / Highlander

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 1st July 2008

C G Rishikesh.

A puzzle where no clue poses any especial difficulty. I solved 21dn first even as my eye took it in.  I got 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 17 and 24 in the Down set before moving on to the Across set where 4, 12, 13, 15 and 28 fell first. I completed the right half of the grid first. The very last clue was 18dn.

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