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Archive for May 21st, 2010

Guardian 25,016 / Paul

Posted by Gaufrid on 21st May 2010

Gaufrid.

When I agreed to stand in for Eileen today I was hoping for something pleasurable to cover and I have not been disappointed.

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Independent 7,362 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 21st May 2010

Simon Harris.

A very throughly themed puzzle for us today, based around characters in the works of 5ac. My own knowledge here is deeply lacking, which was a significant obstacle, though a good number are of course household names by now. I’m not sure if the date is significant – all I could find was that the USS Dickens was decommissioned on the 21st of May, 1946. I’d probably bet on that being a coincidence!

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Financial Times 13,391 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 21st May 2010

shuchi.

This was a pleasure to solve. Impeccable clues, creative and challenging without being insurmountable. It took me the longest time to see 4D, but got there in the end.

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Independent 7357 (Saturday Prize Puzzle) by Bannsider

Posted by duncanshiell on 21st May 2010

duncanshiell.

The last Bannsider puzzle I blogged had a theme based on the rock group Kasabian.   I’ve looked at diagonals and unches, and I can’t see any obvious theme in this puzzle, but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tells me that there is a theme.  There was a rock band in that ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) formed part of a clue.

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