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Archive for December 23rd, 2008

Guardian 24579 / Pasquale

Posted by mhl on 23rd December 2008

mhl.

This is the first Pasquale that I’ve done as a blogger, and sadly I have very little time to devote to it – so apologies for not including more commentary, links, etc. Anyway, this was an excellent puzzle, with marvellous surface readings and lots of enjoyable “a-ha!” moments. My one reservation is 25 across (particularly since I’m in Italy at the moment!)

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Financial Times 12,958 by Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd December 2008

Gaufrid.

Rishi is away at a family gathering so I am covering for him today. A ‘liquid’ theme from Gozo, apt for the time of year. Having at one time run my own public house and restaurant, most of the thematic entries were well known to me but I cannot say I have ever served mate, tisane or crusta (and there wasn’t much demand for sake! :-)

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Independent 6923 by Virgilius

Posted by nmsindy on 23rd December 2008

nmsindy.

A most unusual and innovative crossword, that I found quite hard before finally getting there in 49 mins. The idea was that in line with 15 across A COMEDY OF ERRORS, there were mistakes in the puzzle in those clues marked with a *. A few where I don’t quite see what is going on, so any help would be appreciated.

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