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Archive for December 22nd, 2009

Financial Times 13,266 / Viking

Posted by Gaufrid on 22nd December 2009

Gaufrid.

Apologies yet again for a late post. It appears that the scheduled substitute has not been able blog today so I am stepping in as second-sub. Nothing too difficult in this one and nothing with which to take issue. The surfaces were generally good and I rather liked some of the concise clues, particularly 18ac, 1dn and 21dn.

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Independent 7,734/Nestor

Posted by Ali on 22nd December 2009

Ali.

I had a quick look at this online late last night and managed to solve a few clues on a first read-through, so I didn’t think it would be too much trouble when I got on the bus this morning.

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Guardian 24889 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd December 2009

Uncle Yap.

A  puzzle unremarkable except for some very obscure (defined as when I have to google long and hard) references to William Shakespeare’s Last Will & Testament (http://home.att.net/~mleary/shakwill.htm) and also the position of the altar from Medieval History at http://historymedren.about.com/od/aentries/a/11_altars_4.htm (which, incidentally, I would not have bothered but for the fact that I have to at least appear knowledgeable when blogging this puzzle). Some snippets of gems sprinkled all over but not enough to erase the less-than-satisfactory flavour from this setter’s apparent fondness for the abstruse

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Financial Times 13,258 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 22nd December 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 12

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