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Archive for May 22nd, 2009

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Posted by Gaufrid on 22nd May 2009


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Guardian 24,706 – Shed

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 22nd May 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

Not really an overall theme today, but a few movie references and some very enjoyable clues.

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Independent 7,051 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd May 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,083 / Mudd

Posted by shuchi on 22nd May 2009


I’m always pleased when I open Friday’s crossword and find I have Mudd to blog about. This was as enjoyable as Mudd consistently is, with some innovative definitions, entertaining wordplay and great clue surfaces.

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Enigmatic Variations 862: Secret Tribute by Hypnos

Posted by Dave Hennings on 22nd May 2009

Dave Hennings.

Quite a bit going on in this puzzle: a ‘secret’ figure to be discovered from unclued entries, three works to be deduced, two determining how two sets of clues are to be entered, and a third represented in the finished grid and requiring highlighting.

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Inquisitor 124 — Tots by Nitsy

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 22nd May 2009

Colin Blackburn.

Quite an easy puzzle for me though I didn’t fully understand the theme until the very end despite seeing HENRY JAMES on the main diagonal about half way through. Though solving the clues quickly and fitting in the reversals I failed to see a sensible word from the initials of the extra words. It turned out to be SCREW, turned, and thus suggested Turn Of The Screw by Henry James. The 12, symmetrically placed, theme words were all synonyms for SCREW, in various senses, turned in the grid.

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