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Archive for July 7th, 2009

Financial Times 13,122 / Phssthpok

Posted by Agentzero on 7th July 2009

Agentzero.

Pretty straightforward, although 25 across still puzzles me.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7090/Tyrus

Posted by John on 7th July 2009

John.

Phew! I think that was about as difficult a crossword as I’ve ever done. After nearly an hour less than half of it was completed, so I resigned myself to the full panoply of aids, short of actually looking up the answer on the website. It still took over two hours, and 7dn was wrong. This, as well as several others, leaves me bemused. From reading blogs of Tyrus’s other puzzles I see that he has been considered too hard for weekdays and has appeared almost completely on Saturdays. He’s certainly at the limit of this solver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,745 – Araucaria

Posted by Uncle Yap on 7th July 2009

Uncle Yap.

dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram

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