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Archive for July 3rd, 2008

FT 12,810/ Phssthpok

Posted by smiffy on 3rd July 2008

smiffy.

A rare visit to the FT from the intriguingly-named Phssthpok. A well-balanced offering with some nice touches and a gentle smattering of intra-grid cross references. Feels like just the kind of puzzle that could lure the more casual solver into a deeper appreciation of the setter’s art.

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Independent 6775/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 3rd July 2008

neildubya.

A bit of a mixed bag this: very tough in places, very easy elsewhere. Still don’t understand 10, 11 and 19 though. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 959 by Quixote (29 June 2008)

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd July 2008

nmsindy.

I found this quite easy, solving time 14 mins.

* = anagram < = reversed

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Guardian 24,431/Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 3rd July 2008

Andrew.

Today it was the bottom right-hand corner that gave me the most trouble, but apart from that I found this one mostly quite easy. A couple of explanations I’m not totally happy with – confirmation or alternatives welcome!

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Financial Times 12,800 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd July 2008

Pete Maclean.

The top right corner of this puzzle was hard going for me. I particularly found 11A, 13A and 5D challenging and I do not understand how 8D works. Then I was totally stumped by 20A.

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