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Archive for August 5th, 2009

Independent 7115/Dac

Posted by John on 5th August 2009

John.

Apparently Dac’s recent Saturday crossword was quite tricky. He seems to have continued in the same vein here ā€” this took me far longer than a normal Dac. The usual crop of very nice clues, but one or two that I don’t fully understand: whether this is as a result of feebleness of mind, greater difficulty, or atypical unsoundness from Dac I’m not quite sure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,146 / Satori

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th August 2009

Gaufrid.

A fine challenge from Sartori today with some good surfaces and some clues that I found nicely misleading on the first pass through. I have a minor quibble with 7d, and a couple of the homophones, but this was more than adequately compensated for by the rest of the puzzle. Parsing 8d held me up for a little while but once I had done so it brought a smile to my face, as did a number of other clues, particularly 18d.

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Guardian 24770 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 5th August 2009

mhl.

For an Araucaria puzzle, I thought this wasn’t too difficult. Figuring out his wordplay is always excellent fun, and I always learn a few new things. There’s a mini theme of “refusals” in four clues.

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