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Archive for November 18th, 2009

Independent 7,205/Dac

Posted by Ali on 18th November 2009


Yet another fine offering from Dac, though he got the better of me with 4A and 6D! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,860 – Araucaria

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 18th November 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

I found this a bit of a slog today, though admittedly that may be due to the work Christmas party I was at last night.  Aracuaria managed to work in a few little sets of connected clues, but unfortunately I wasn’t familiar with the main one and had to resort to Wikipedia a few times to check my answers.

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Financial Times 13,237 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 18th November 2009


As usual with Aardvark there was a lot of repetition of the type of wordplay used in clues, as can be seen by the number of *( ) and [ ] in the following analysis, and this can become rather wearisome after a while. My overall impression of the puzzle was not helped by fact that many surfaces made little sense to me.

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