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Archive for November 5th, 2008

Independent 6882/Dac

Posted by John on 5th November 2008

John.

How is it possible, week after week, to say anything new about Dac? As always, the surfaces are elegant and smooth and there are no real points of contention, so far as I can see. This one took slightly less time than usual (21 minutes, which is reasonably fast for me. No doubt the speed merchants would take a quarter of that). Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,917 by Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th November 2008

Gaufrid.

A pleasant solve today with some enjoyable clues, as we have come to expect from this setter, except perhaps for 8d (as noted below) and 17d (which I can’t yet explain). Why is it that there always seems to be one Cinephile clue that I cannot parse? Edit: I now have an explanation for 17d – see comment #7.

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Guardian 24,538 – Rover

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 5th November 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

I rattled through this fairly quickly and have filled the grid with convincing-looking answers, but a few of the exact reasons escape me.  I decided to blog it anyway rather than wait and work them out, on the grounds that it’ll spark conversation and that’s half the fun of this site.

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