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Archive for November 24th, 2008

Guardian 24,554 – Rufus

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 24th November 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

Straightforward monday puzzle, lots of typical Rufus cryptic definitions.

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Independent 6898 by Radian

Posted by NealH on 24th November 2008

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone

This was mostly fairly easy, but had a couple of clues that I struggled to understand even after I’d got the answer. My only criticism would be that there was perhaps a slight overuse of the alternate letters style of clue, which can be quite effective when it crops up occasionally as a surprise tactic but becomes regulation when it appears three times in the same puzzle. Having said that, the idea of having a NINA and making use of it in one of the clues was quite novel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 378 – Guidelines

Posted by beermagnet on 24th November 2008

beermagnet.

The theme this time is the recent 25A perpetrated by 5A/21 and 15A/8 which 8D and embarrassed the 11A. One of them has jumped ship before he 1D. The other has been suspended in a 14D move by 11A. They were probably 12D. No doubt a few 3Ds chipped in with soundbites.

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