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Archive for November 15th, 2008

“How to master the Times Crossword” by Tim Moorey

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 15th November 2008


This is obviously more relevant for readers of another blog, but if you have friends in need of help with broadsheet dailies, it does a good job for these puzzles in general as well as for the Times in particular.  More about it from me in a review on its Amazon UK page.

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Guardian 24,541 (Sat 8 Nov)/Paul – Nit picking

Posted by rightback on 15th November 2008


Solving time: 7:44

An amusing offering from Paul, with a theme: the key clue is the one to 13dn/20ac, which yields “ASK A STUPID QUESTION”. The definitions to 10 other clues are given as “13 20 …?”, hinting at the response “get a stupid answer”, and these 10 answers (given in bold below) are all synonyms for a stupid person, ranging from the jovial ‘dipstick’ to the less polite ‘pillock’. I thought this was probably easier than usual for a Paul puzzle.

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