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Archive for April 13th, 2010

Independent 7,329 by Virgilius

Posted by Simon Harris on 13th April 2010

Simon Harris.

Another themed puzzle from Virgilius. There didn’t seem to be anything too difficult here, especially as the theme was very clearly signposted in 15ac. I did, however, learn about a couple of previously unfamiliar types of sword.

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Financial Times 13,358 / Jason

Posted by Agentzero on 13th April 2010


There was a bit of a theme here with words for various kinds of frivolity. However, I’m afraid this puzzle was not as much of a “lark” or a “hoot” as it might have been.  Too many clues had no discernible surface meaning.  I also have questions about some of the definitions, noted below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24983 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 13th April 2010

Uncle Yap.

Quite a heavy-going and stodgy offering from Gordius with some strange words and weird constructions; some which escaped me. The one shining and lustrous pearl of the morning was  that superb cryptic definition, Enlightenment for the masses? that would have done Rufus proud.

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