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Guardian Genius 71 by Enigmatist

Posted by duncanshiell on 31st May 2009

duncanshiell.

This was a entertaining, but aggressive crossword that took longer than it should have because I had  the wrong answer at 18d (KEG) for a while.  I thought to begin with that 18d was TUN (a large cask, sounds like [say] a ton weight), so I was wondering about the meaning of the middle letters of ACCRINGTON STANLEY for some time.  Eventually the penny dropped and the words PEN, POCKET, STANLEY and BREAD made some sense, following on from the one unadjusted across answer at 16a GET THE KNIVES OUT.  All types of knives had to be removed from the other across answers to make them fit the grid. I think that all the various knives were well known.

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Everyman Crossword No. 3269 (May 24)

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 31st May 2009

C G Rishikesh.

I enjoyed doing this none-too-difficult puzzle.

Across

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Azed 1930 – computing in Scotland and India

Posted by ilancaron on 31st May 2009

ilancaron.

Somewhat of a Compu-Indo-Scots vocabulary this week. I did this rather fast (for me!) at an airport lounge… guessed some answers from the definition in several cases and left the wordplay for later. That is, now. Wish me luck. Thanks to Rishi a couple of wordplays clarified in the notes.
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