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Archive for April 21st, 2009

Guardian 24,679 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 21st April 2009

Eileen.

Apologies for the delay: I’m a late substitute, so apologies, too,  for any typos, etc.I thought this was a delight, though I’m quite prepared for some to say it was more appropriate for a Saturday  – with a number of interlocking clues based on Tony Benn and some lovely surfaces.

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Independent 7024 by Virgilius

Posted by nmsindy on 21st April 2009

nmsindy.

Another themed classic from Virgilius.    Every across answer is thematic. So are almost all the clues, which as usual are superb.   Some unusual words were forced in by the thematic requirements and Virgilius gave very straightforward clues to these.    Solving time, 19 mins – it does not have to be super-hard to be good.

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Financial Times 13,056 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 21st April 2009

Agentzero.

Another smooth, cleanly-clued puzzle from Armonie.  I am a big fan of concise clues, and the brevity of these clues is impressive; I make it an average of exactly five words. Read the rest of this entry »

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