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Archive for April 18th, 2009

Everyman Crossword No. 3263 (Apr 12)

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 18th April 2009

C G Rishikesh.


1 STAND – double def – set up/a partnership (as in cricket)

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Everyman Blogs

Posted by Admin on 18th April 2009


As from this week, the Everyman will be blogged again. A blog will be published each Sunday covering the previous weekend’s puzzle. The first post will appear tomorrow (19/4/2009).

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Beelzebub 999 (12/04/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 18th April 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

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Guardian 24,671 (Sat 11 Apr)/Araucaria – Pork Fest

Posted by rightback on 18th April 2009


Solving time: 32:30 (1dn and 9dn wrong)

This Bank Holiday special from Araucaria had a special feature in the across clues: the wordplay indicated the answer using a subsidiary word which ended in -ARY, and those letters were removed to get the definition and grid entry. For example, TUBING might have been clued as BINARY inside TUG. Whether there was any deeper significance behind the choice of the -ARY ending I’m not sure, but this was an impressive construction with lots of inventiveness in the across wordplays. I’m not sure the preamble was worded quite correctly, but there were enough kind down clues to enable a start to be made.

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