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Archive for August 26th, 2008

Independent 6,821/Virgilius – Numbers game

Posted by Ali on 26th August 2008

Ali.

This was a belter of a puzzle, with every clue containing the word ‘number’. The fact that this word can be interepreted in, ahem, a number of different ways (quantity, music, anaesthetic, etc.), coupled with the fact that this is the first day after a long weekend (drinking, lack of sleep, etc.), made for a pretty tough solve for me. Some grey areas along the way, but very entertaining, very clever stuff from Virgilius. 23D is as good a clue as you’ll see anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,477 – Araucaria

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 26th August 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

A bit later than normal today sorry, I had noticed I was meant to be solving on Tuesday but had internalised this as ‘the second day of the week’, which the Bank Holiday managed to throw into disarray.

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Financial Times 12856 / Quark

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 26th August 2008

C G Rishikesh.

I completed left top corner first and then the right top. At the end of the allotted time, some gaps existed in the left bottom corner (22a, 29a, 18d). 26d was also yet to yield itself. I minimised the crossword grid on my machine and started writing the first segment of my blog. When I returned to the grid, three more fell one after the other. 

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