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Archive for May 19th, 2010

Independent 7360/Dac

Posted by John on 19th May 2010

John.

As usual, an immaculate little crossword from Dac, with elegant well-constructed clues. The explanation of one of the answers defeats me, but it will almost certainly be immediately made clear. (As I did the blog I overcame my problems. So blindingly obvious in fact that I’m not even going to let on which one it was.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,389 / Io

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th May 2010

Gaufrid.

Some tricky clues today, with one (12ac) that I cannot fully explain.

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Inquisitor 1125 – Disaster by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 19th May 2010

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: about 1 hour

In this puzzle, which “depicts an historic event”, the gimmick is that “When the clue answers have been entered, some squares will be empty. In the final grid (in which all entries are real words) a different equal number of squares will be empty. Solvers must highlight what was dispatched and by what (12 squares in all)”.

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Guardian 25,014 – Bonxie

Posted by manehi on 19th May 2010

manehi.

The first Bonxie I’ve blogged is also the first time I’ve seen 3dn, 18dn or 22ac. Everything else was mostly straightforward, but I did have to guess and google 3 and 22 in the end. Lots of very nice surface cluing.

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