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Archive for April 16th, 2010

Inquisitor 1120 – Name the … by Phi

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 16th April 2010

petebiddlecombe.

This was a pretty straightforward puzzle except for locating the last piece of thematic material to highlight in the grid – I’d guess that two thirds of the clues could be solved quite happily by a broadsheet daily cryptic solver without Chambers.

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Financial Times 13,361 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 16th April 2010

shuchi.

An elegant puzzle from Viking as always. Especially liked 1A, 27A and 1D, and 6D for its fun surface.

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Guardian 24,986 – Brendan

Posted by Andrew on 16th April 2010

Andrew.

My limited knowledge of a certain group of people and the works of one its members was exercised by Brendan today in a typically clever and enjoyable puzzle, with just one slight weakness at 2dn. I’ve marked the thematic answers with an asterisk below, but there may well be other references that I’ve missed.

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Independent 7332 / Phi

Posted by Handel on 16th April 2010

Handel.

Good morning! This was a real beat-the-clock job as we have to go to work! So apologies for anything we’ve missed or not explained adequately. Typically well-constructed Phi puzzle with lots of smooth surfaces and sprinklings of wit.

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Independent 7327 (Sat 10 Apr) Scorpion – Brotherly Love?

Posted by beermagnet on 16th April 2010

beermagnet.

No Nina or theme that I can see despite the perimeter of grids like this often being used for such purposes. But then I often miss them. For instance I was blissfully unaware of last week’s ‘font’ theme.
There are some lovely surfaces to most of the clues in this puzzle.
However I have tackled harder puzzles by Scorpion.

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