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Archive for March 12th, 2010

Guardian 24,956 – Araucaria

Posted by manehi on 12th March 2010

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A struggle for me today, even for an Araucaria. Managed to fill in the grid thanks to checkers but still can’t figure out some of the clues. Favourite clues were 23ac, 7dn.

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Independent 7297, Sat 6 March – Nimrod

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 12th March 2010

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This was a fairly easy puzzle for Nimrod, solved in 12 minutes. My first instinct on sight of the grid, with two black corners and big T’s in the middle, was “there must be a theme” – Nimrod was obviously not playing his other game of trying to set a record for the lowest number of answers and/or black squares.

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Financial Times 13,332 / Sleuth

Posted by shuchi on 12th March 2010

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Straightforward solve today with most answers entered on first pass through the clues. I had to look up a couple of wordplay components that involved people’s names, but this didn’t pose much difficulty.

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Independent 7302/Phi

Posted by John on 12th March 2010

John.

An unusually large number of words that I hadn’t really heard of in the usual nice Phi offering. The pairs of four-letter answers at top R and bottom L suggest something, but I can’t see anything. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1115 – Vanishing Scream by Dysart

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 12th March 2010

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I started quite slowly with this puzzle, but that turned out to be a good thing…

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