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Archive for February 10th, 2010

Guardian 24,930 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 10th February 2010

Eileen.

I don’t know how many times I’ve read comments like, ‘How does he [Brendan / Virgilius] keep doing it? I’m always afraid I’m going to miss the theme in a Brendan puzzle but today there was no danger: every single clue and / or solution referred to it and I think this was probably the best of his puzzles so far – and that’s saying something. The surfaces were stunningly witty and pertinent and  so many of them produced an ‘aha’ [and a couple proved too clever for me]. Sheer brilliance! Thank you, Brendan.

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Financial Times 13,306 / Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 10th February 2010

Gaufrid.

Yesterday it was P (in the Guardian), today it is O for a word having the same meaning wherever it appears in the clues.

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Independent 7276/Dac

Posted by John on 10th February 2010

John.

As usual, what can one say, apart from perfect smooth surfaces and hardly anything to whine about? Dac’s crosswords never have those rough edges where words like ‘of’,  ‘with’ and ‘by’ are used questionably. Read the rest of this entry »

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