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Archive for March 30th, 2010

Financial Times 13,347 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 30th March 2010

Agentzero.

Apologies to all — I did not have a chance to blog until quite late today.

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Independent 7317/Virgilius

Posted by John on 30th March 2010

John.

Typical brilliance from Virgilius. At first I thought, after predicting confidently that the long word across was going to be SYMMETRICAL, what’s the big deal? All crosswords are symmetrical. Then I saw it (not immediately, having got so used to Virgilius using the across answers to illustrate his theme): all the down answers use only the letters A, H, I, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, so that they all have a vertical line of symmetry (not the rotational symmetry of the crossword grid). Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24971 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 30th March 2010

Uncle Yap.

Quite an enjoyable set of clues. I like it when compilers consciously try to inject some humour into their clues as we see in 1A, 21A, 26A and 14D.

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