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Archive for December 17th, 2008

Independent 6,918/Dac

Posted by Ali on 17th December 2008

Ali.

Nothing too difficult here, but absolutely nothing to complain about either. Lovely clues as ever from Dac, and a nice way to pass the time on the 73 bus between Angel and Euston (in moderate traffic!)

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Financial Times 12,953 by Monk

Posted by Gaufrid on 17th December 2008

Gaufrid.

I used to approach Monk’s offerings with a degree of apprehension but fortunately I have now become used to his style. Some fine clues today (I particularly liked 14a and 17a, amongst others), though initially I did have a concern regarding the definition in 22a but this has now been resolved.
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Guardian 24,574/Rover

Posted by Andrew on 17th December 2008

Andrew.

A bit of a mixed bag today, with some very simple anagrams a a few nice clues, but also some rather weak ones, and a couple of obscure (to me) references. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 1906: Morse coda

Posted by bridgesong on 17th December 2008

bridgesong.

Apologies for the late publication of this blog. I’m a last minute substitute and pressure of work prevented me from filing it yesterday as I had intended. The puzzle itself was an elegant tribute to a man whose name has become famous for reasons which have little to do with his skill in setting crossword clues, although I believe that it was his Azed connections which inspired Colin Dexter to name his eponymous detective after him. The fact that the clues were all prizewinners made this an easier crossword than usual to solve, as I found that I remembered quite a few of them. Of course it’s a competition crossword, so the winners will be determined by those whose attempts at finding a cryptic clue to Morse are deemed to be most successful. Should be interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

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