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Archive for August 15th, 2008

Guardian goes free – part 2

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th August 2008

Colin Blackburn.

Further to the initial announcement here’s what the crossword editor says about the free service:

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Independent 6812/Phi

Posted by John on 15th August 2008

John.

Only 24 clues here, which I think is about as few as it’s reasonably possible to have in a 15-by-15 crossword where the Ximenean edict of having no answers with more unchecked than checked letters is observed. Not that this helped my time, which was over 30 minutes: some of the films were rather difficult to find. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,468 – Brendan

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 15th August 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

A very entertaining crossword, with two strong interconnected themes and a very neat trick of having three famous people’s names sitting in the grid (17 21 7, 2 23 7 and 17 6), but without them being directly clued.

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FINANCIAL TIMES 12,847 by MUDD

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th August 2008

Gaufrid.

A bit of a mixed bag from Mudd today. Some good clues and one or two where I am a little less than happy with the wordplay or definition. Nothing too difficult and a gentle start to the day.

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Independent 6807/Eimi

Posted by neildubya on 15th August 2008

neildubya.

Nice puzzle from The Editor with an appropriate Nina for a puzzle that appeared the day after that amazing opening ceremony in Beijing: in the unchecked letters on the grid perimeter we see CITIUS,ALTIUS,FORTIUS (the Olympic motto meaning “faster, higher, stronger”) and OLYMPIC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 84 — ‘Twas ever thus? by Phi

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th August 2008

Colin Blackburn.

This was an oddly coincidental puzzle for me. I bought the paper on my way to Nottingham for an Open University residential school. I spent the week studying mathematical modelling and, in particular, I opted for an assignment looking at the design of louvres for shading windows. I didn’t, though, do the puzzle until after the week of study.

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