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Archive for December 29th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,035 (20/12/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 29th December 2009

Simon Harris.

I think this is me all up-to-date with Beelzebub now, as the closing date for this one was put back to the 29th, no doubt for seasonal reasons. No obvious Christmas themes in the puzzle that I can see – Beelzebub remains a welcome escape from the more tiresome aspects of modern life! Wordplay at 8dn and 22dn could use some confirmation.

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Financial Times 13270 / Dante

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 29th December 2009

C G Rishikesh.

A none-too-easy puzzle. I had a slow start but managed to complete it. Among the last to go in were 4ac, 29ac, 1dn and 14dn. The very last was 30ac, which I understood only after looking up the dictionary.

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Independent 7239/Glowworm

Posted by John on 29th December 2009


How lucky I am. Yesterday’s Anax took me absolutely ages, and that was with a paper copy in front of me, which always makes it a little easier. Preparing to do this online shortly after midnight I feared the worst, but in fact it was a mild and pleasant crossword from Glowworm themed around 1ac. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24893 – Pasquale

Posted by Uncle Yap on 29th December 2009

Uncle Yap.

What a well-disguised theme which I did not unravel until I have practically solved all the clues. Once that unfolded, everything started to make sense. Very entertaining effort from Don.

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