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Archive for November 27th, 2009

Guardian 24,868 / Quantum

Posted by Andrew on 27th November 2009

Andrew.

Yet another posthumous Quantum puzzle. Unfortunately I have to say I wasn’t very impressed with it: there are a couple of rather weak cryptic definitions, and other niggles noted below. Apart from that it was reasonably sound, but there was nothing that struck me as particularly exciting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,245 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 27th November 2009

shuchi.

A very good puzzle, a shade easier than Viking’s usual.

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Independent 7208 by Scorpion (Sat 21-Nov 2009)

Posted by beermagnet on 27th November 2009

beermagnet.

I found this very hard, as we come to expect from Scorpion.
After I had about 10 answers I came to a complete halt, totally stuck. Restarting the next day I made a significant breakthrough with a few long answers (e.g. 12A, 13D and 18A) that allowed the rest to gradually follow.

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Independent 7213/Phi

Posted by John on 27th November 2009

John.

As usual a pleasing efficient crossword from Phi. Not much to say really — it all fits together very well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 151 – Drop by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 27th November 2009

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: very roughly 6 hours, with LOTS of cheating

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Beelzebub 1,030 (15/11/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 27th November 2009

Simon Harris.

A perhaps over-ambitious attempt on my part, to finish this without any kind of research materials. I filled the grid in reasonable time, but it seems I invented a couple of words in the process! SENHORA was particularly elusive, as neither SEN nor HORA was familiar. I had one other careless misspelling, but otherwise a pretty good showing, I think, and a great puzzle as always.

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