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Archive for February 9th, 2010

Independent 7,275/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 9th February 2010


Another very impressive themed puzzle from Virgilius.

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Financial Times 13,305 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 9th February 2010


As usual, Armonie’s clues are impeccably written: clean and concise, with smooth surface readings. I found myself wishing, though, for a surprise or two. A few too many of these seemed to be often-clued words, with breakdowns we have seen before, e.g., AD + MIRE, S + TENCH, C + ARIES. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24929 – Araucaria’s Party Time

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th February 2010

Uncle Yap.

Another well crafted puzzle themed on P, which I fortuitously happened to cotton on from the very beginning. As usual, The Master led us all on a fun chase … nothing too convoluted in a fair puzzle. Learned two new words which I do not think I will ever see or use again. My favourite clue must be 10 Across.

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