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Archive for June 17th, 2009

Guardian 24,728 / Araucaria

Posted by Gaufrid on 17th June 2009

Gaufrid.

 I do enjoy Araucaria’s libertarianism and today was no exception. A mini theme revolving around ‘the House’ which, according to Chambers, can be “at Oxford, Christ Church (Aedes Christi), in London, the Stock Exchange or the Houses of Parliament”, all of which appeared in the grid (11,16, 2, 6) or were used as part of a clue (5,14). We also had ‘bingo hall’ and ‘Olivier’, though I am unable to explain the latter to my full satisfaction.

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Independent 7,073/Dac

Posted by Ali on 17th June 2009

Ali.

A little tougher than usual for Dac today I thought, but great stuff as ever.

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Financial Times 13,105 / Monk

Posted by Gaufrid on 17th June 2009

Gaufrid.

A good assortment of clue types today in a moderately challenging puzzle. As usual with Monk, all clues were scrupulously fair but so far I have been unable to understand the wordplay in 21a. 

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