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Archive for March 4th, 2009

Guardian Genius No.68 / Paul

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th March 2009

Gaufrid.

I am standing in at the last moment so it is now over a month since I completed this puzzle and therefore I don’t remember too much about the detail, though writing the blog has brought back some pleasant memories. What I do recall though is that, as usual, it was an enjoyable puzzle from Paul.

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Independent 6983/Dac

Posted by John on 4th March 2009

John.

The usual excellent crossword from Dac, but when is he ever less than excellent? I found this unusually easy apart from two clues, one of which I got wrong. After doing 4ac and 9ac I thought that there might be a rare Dac Nina connected with Darwin, but this wasn’t supported by anything else.  No doubt someone will point out what I have missed.

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Financial Times 13,016 / Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th March 2009

Gaufrid.

An enjoyable, though I thought somewhat easier than usual (the non-thematic clues at least), Cinephile today in which we were told ‘the monarch is the same throughout’. The first thematic entry I got was the anagram at 25/19 which told me that the monarch was ‘Louis XIV’. This (and Wikipedia where necessary, 4d & 6d) helped in solving the remaining thematic clues.
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Guardian 24,638 / Chifonie

Posted by Eileen on 4th March 2009

Eileen.

A very straightforward puzzle today, with very little to comment on. 14dn raised a wry smile but, for me, it doesn’t match Paul’s classic ‘Man United playing away from home.’

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