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Archive for March 15th, 2010

Guardian 24,958 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 15th March 2010


The usual Rufus combination of cryptic [not too many] and double definitions and elegant and witty surfaces.

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Independent 7304 by Hypnos

Posted by NealH on 15th March 2010


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Private Eye/Cyclops 412 – Nightmare

Posted by beermagnet on 15th March 2010


No real problem with this lot – except 18A – for bringing back unpleasant memories, thus the blog title.
You know there are some similarities between her and me: School reports show “hard work and commitment but not brilliance” (check), Studied chemistry (check), Tried to get into Somerville at Oxford (failed in my case – they used to grease the spikes in those days y’know), and some similarities I’m obliged not to reveal.   Just what would’ve happened if she had discovered beer and I had discovered right-wing megalomania and married a millionaire.  Hmmm.  I can feel an alternate-history SF story coming on …
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