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Archive for June 1st, 2010

Rover – Sad News

Posted by Admin on 1st June 2010


Don Manley has posted on the Crossword Centre forum the sad news that Rover has died. His full text can be seen here.

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Independent 7,371/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 1st June 2010


A typically brilliant puzzle from the master of the themed daily, cleverly using the idea of multiple word ‘see x‘ grid entries as the basis for some diocesan double definition deception. This exposed a fairly big hole in my knowledge, so I found this one pretty tricky. Lovely clueing as always though.

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Beelzebub 1,057 (23/05/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 1st June 2010

Simon Harris.

A tough week, I found. I’m still a little 34ac with regard to explanations for 22ac.

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Financial Times 13,400 / Armonie

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st June 2010


Quite straightforward today, nothing obscure or contentious and decent surfaces in the main.

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Guardian 25,025 – Brummie

Posted by Uncle Yap on 1st June 2010

Uncle Yap.

Brummie presented yet another very Ximenean puzzle which is not as difficult as one under his other alter ego in the Private Eye. Shorn of risque references, it is not quite as entertaining as a Cyclops product.

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