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Archive for July 25th, 2008

Independent 6,794/Math – KAPOW!

Posted by Ali on 25th July 2008


So now we know why Phi was ousted from his usual Friday slot. Today sees the release of the much-advertised new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, and the completed grid here has a number of references to title, cast, etc. Lead actors Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger have names which can be nicely dealt with across multiple clues. (Gary) Oldman gets a nod too, but Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart understandably don’t get a look-in!

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Guardian, 24450/Gordius

Posted by mhl on 25th July 2008


I found this a pretty tough puzzle for my first posting here. There were lots of interesting and satisfying clues, though, and several words that were new to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Gaufrid on 25th July 2008


Not quite as difficult as Wednesday’s CINEPHILE but some slightly tricky wordplay in places particularly, for me, 16d. However, once I had worked this out I had to smile at its cleverness.

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Independent 6789/Phi (19-07-08)

Posted by neildubya on 25th July 2008


Spot the Nina time: the top and bottom rows of unchecked letters have SHOPPING PRECINCT. Inside the grid, there’s MARKS and SPENCER, along with BOOTS and BORDERS (although I guess one or both of those two could have been happy accidents). Has anyone spotted any more shops?

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