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Archive for May 20th, 2009

Guardian 24,704 – Brendan

Posted by manehi on 20th May 2009

manehi.

A nice puzzle by Brendan with all but a few clues linked by the “capital” theme. Plenty of nice surfaces, and quite a few hidden clues. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 14 Comments »

Independent 7049 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 20th May 2009

nmsindy.

A joy to solve yet another excellent puzzle from Dac.    Solving time, 17 mins.

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Financial Times 13,081 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 20th May 2009

Gaufrid.

It seems quite a while since I’ve had any significant quibbles about a puzzle but today has changed that. One faulty clue (29a) and some questionable wordplay (5a, 9a, 2d, 4d, 11d, 22d). I didn’t find this puzzle particularly inspiring. I can’t say it was a chore to complete it but it didn’t give the same amount of enjoyment that some other recent puzzles have done. Perhaps this was me having an off day so I will be interested to hear what other solvers thought about it.

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