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Archive for November 26th, 2008

Independent 6900 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 26th November 2008

nmsindy.

Harder than usual for Dac, I thought – two brilliant &lit clues involving anagrams and a great puzzle overall – solving time, 36 mins

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Financial Times 12,935 by Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 26th November 2008

Gaufrid.

I felt slightly underwhelmed having finished this one as, overall, I did not think it was up to Cinephile’s usual high standard. The surface in some clues left something to be desired and, as far as I can determine, one definition was incorrect (4d). The ‘cooler’ (prison) theme may have required a degree of compromise in some of the clues but I felt that a few of them seemed ‘forced’. I needed to google to confirm 25d.

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Guardian 24,556/Boatman

Posted by Andrew on 26th November 2008

Andrew.

I blogged what I think was Boatman’s first puzzle a few weeks ago, and here he is again. The consensus then seemed to be that he was a promising addition to the stable, and again in this puzzle there are some very nice clues, including a couple of brilliant “anagram &lit”s, but I also have a few nitpicks.

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