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Archive for May 15th, 2009

Financial Times 13,077 / Flimsy

Posted by shuchi on 15th May 2009


Good puzzle, tough in places with some word meanings new to me. Found 27A, 16D particularly interesting.

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Guardian 24,700 / Arachne

Posted by Andrew on 15th May 2009


I found this mostly quite easy (especially in comparison to Arachne’s recent Monday puzzle), though with a few slight obscurities that I needed to check. Several very nice clues where the cryptic structure is well hidden.

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Enigmatic Variations 861 — Hellish Rate by Samuel

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th May 2009

Colin Blackburn.

Quite a tough EV from Samuel, certainly somewhat tougher, for me, than his Listener puzzles I have solved. Although I had plenty of extra letters and I could make out FRIEDRICH I still couldn’t fit in the other names because of their spelling. The penny dropped when I had OPUS and RAGTIME and the following dawned…

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Independent 7,045/Phi

Posted by Ali on 15th May 2009


Quick, early one from me today as I’m flying off to Denmark for the weekend. Phi back to his usual Friday slot after a couple of weeks elsewhere, and up to his usual excellent standard. Definitely at the easier end of the scale, though 22A took me a while to work out.

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