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Archive for June 10th, 2009

Guardian 24722 / Shed

Posted by mhl on 10th June 2009

mhl.

This strong week in the Guardian continues with this enjoyable, but quite tough, puzzle from Shed. (I only finished this with the help of my partner, having trouble with 10a, 11a, 10d and 6d.) There are a mix of very good surface readings and some rather strained ones – I think my favourites were 21a, 25a and 3d

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Financial Times 13,099 / Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 10th June 2009

Gaufrid.

A typical Cinephile, including his penchant for using ‘some’, ‘bit of’ or similar to indicate some of the middle letters in the following word and a number of redundant words to improve the surface (and, in places, mislead). A few old chestnuts (eg 26a, 7d) and some clever wordplay in places (eg 9a, 18a). I particularly liked 13,19 but would argue that in 15,16 (which also appeared in Monday’s Indy) a ‘bolt’ is a flash of lightning rather than the ‘conductor’ that protects the structure to which it is attached.

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Independent 7067/Dac

Posted by John on 10th June 2009

John.

The usual excellent straightforward uncontroversial (I think) puzzle from Dac. Read the rest of this entry »

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