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Archive for April 7th, 2010

Independent 7,324 by Dac

Posted by Simon Harris on 7th April 2010

Simon Harris.

Apologies for a bit of a late posting due to illness. As a result the post is a little rushed and mistakes may well have crept in. This seemed fairly tough in places with some new vocabulary and a type of dog of which I’ve never heard, but certainly nothing to complain about.

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Financial Times 13,353 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th April 2010

Gaufrid.

Nothing too difficult today so a very quick, though pleasant, solve. Only two clues required dictionary assistance to confirm the wordplay (the container in 10ac) or the answer (16dn) but both were entered from the wordplay/checked letters and then verified afterwards.

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Guardian 24,978 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 7th April 2010

Eileen.

If there had been no name on this puzzle, I think it would not have taken regular solvers long to supply one. All the Pauline hallmarks are here: cheeky surfaces and / or wordplay;  some audacious cluing;  great wit, with real laugh-out-loud moments. There are just a couple of clues I’m not entirely happy with.

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Inquisitor 1119 “T” by Nutmeg

Posted by Hihoba on 7th April 2010

Hihoba.

I found this difficult to start, but easy to finish (the opposite of my last blog!). I spent hours finding my first three down answers and was feeling pretty despondent until I found that my first few across answers were one letter too long. I entered them without their last letter on a guess. I then discovered 30D to be D?AT?. The rubric had flagged a pretty obvious musical theme, so “DEATH and the MAIDEN” by FRANZ SCHUBERT appeared pretty easily (I played the string quartet with friends last week. The manuscript is pictured below.). 

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