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Archive for November 23rd, 2008

Crossword Ends in Violence (5)

Posted by neildubya on 23rd November 2008

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I’ve received an email from James Cary, a TV and radio comedy writer, who has written a novel about the crossword controversy surrounding the D-Day landings (which was talked about in the recent BBC4 program about cryptics). The hero of the story is modern day professional crossword setter called John Fellowes.

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Azed 1903

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 23rd November 2008

Colin Blackburn.

A relatively easy Azed for me this time around. That means I did it easily in one evening after dinner, I suspect Peter B could have polished this one off within 30 minutes. There was a lot of computing and science in here, which might have helped me a little along the way—1dn for instance came in an instant and opened up half the grid. I did think I had caught out Azed with one erroneous definition but it turned out to be me not reading Chambers well enough. Read the rest of this entry »

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