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Archive for January 20th, 2010

Independent 7,258 by Mass

Posted by Simon Harris on 20th January 2010

Simon Harris.

A rare weekday outing for Mass, with whom I’m most familiar via the concise crossword that shares a page with Beelzebub in the Independent on Sunday, and a particularly challenging and very thoroughly medically-themed Saturday prize puzzle at the end of last year.

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Financial Times 13,288 / IO

Posted by Gaufrid on 20th January 2010


I’m not quite sure what to say about this one. I found it hard in places and very easy elsewhere. Some answers were obvious from the enumeration and a few took a while to parse. Overall I enjoyed the puzzle.

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Guardian 24,912 – Auster

Posted by Andrew on 20th January 2010


There was nothing too difficult in this puzzle from Auster, though I caused myself a little trouble by guessing wrong at 4d (plausibly, I think). Altogether very enjoyable, with a gentle wit showing through. It was nice to see a couple of Australian words too (for those who don’t know, Auster is an Australian, and a woman).

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