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Archive for January 1st, 2010

Independent 7,242 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 1st January 2010

Simon Harris.

Mostly quite manageable I think, my one stumbling block here was 1ac, which defeated me event with all the checking letters in place. Given what day it is, I had a brief look for a theme or Nina but I don’t see one. I’m sure readers will correct me if there is something.

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Guardian 24,896 / Rover

Posted by Eileen on 1st January 2010

Eileen.

Happy New Year, everyone! If I were one for New Year resolutions, one of them might have been ‘I will try to like Rover crosswords more’.  I know I’ve used the term ‘mixed bag’ about his puzzles before and this is more of the same – some nice clues but others that are [sorry, Bryan!] really rather weak, especially the double definitions.

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Guardian 24,887 (Sat 19 Dec)/Araucaria Christmas Special

Posted by rightback on 1st January 2010

rightback.

Solving time: about an hour with four mistakes (PROUDHON at 23ac, NKRUMAH at 25ac, CRO-MAGNON at 18dn and HYANNIS at 40dn)

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Inquisitor index: 2010

Posted by HolyGhost on 1st January 2010

HolyGhost.

Puzzles 1107 – 1157
 
Highlight quoted spaces to reveal a puzzle’s real title, e.g. “Cruciverbalist

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Independent 7237 (Saturday Prize Puzzle [26 December] by Radian)

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st January 2010

duncanshiell.

A very Happy New Year to one and all.

This crossword though was all about Christmas rather than New Year.

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Inquisitor 156 – Team by Loda

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 1st January 2010

petebiddlecombe.

Happy New Year! (he says as he stores up this report on Christmas Eve)

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