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Archive for July 29th, 2008

Independent 6,797/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 29th July 2008

Ali.

I found this pretty tough going, not least because I completely failed to see what was going on until very late on. The theme is the Old Testamant (6D), books of which can be found scattered around the grid. I counted 7 after a quick Wiki (Job, Genesis, Kings, Ruth, Numbers, Samuel and Judges). I guess that 3D is also related. Not sure if John, Peter and Agnes have any thematic connection, though they all appear elsewhere in The Bible I’m sure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12832 / by Quark

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 29th July 2008

C G Rishikesh.
I solved Ac 7,10,12,15,18,20,24,25,29 when I had to move to the Dn set where I got 6,7,8,15,25,16,19,29 before all the others. The top left corner was the last to be completed.

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Guardian 24,453/Paul – pride of place

Posted by Andrew on 29th July 2008

Andrew.

Paul’s name always tells us that the puzzle will be tough but fun, and so it was with this one. It looked particularly daunting at first with some long answers and lots of cross-references, but (as is often the case) it was fairly easy to spot the phrases once a few crossing letters were filled in, after which the rest yielded without too much trouble.

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