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Archive for June 10th, 2010

Financial Times 13,408 – Orense

Posted by smiffy on 10th June 2010

smiffy.

I found very little to comment on today.  Hope that’s not a Wildean case of “The only thing worse than being talked about, is not…”.  The longer anagrams at 21A and 13D were neatly handled; other than that – a brownie point or two for originality at 5D.

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Independent 7379/Nimrod

Posted by John on 10th June 2010

John.

You’d never have had a blog were it not for the ability to cheat on the Indy website. This crossword wasn’t there at five past midnight, so I did it from the paper this morning, and gave up with very few completed. I’d intended to stick it out and just get it done, but in the interests of your being able to read something I went to the website. Some of these clues are quite beyond me but no doubt they will be explained. Some are very nice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1060 by Quixote 6th June 2010

Posted by Handel on 10th June 2010

Handel.

An easier offering this week than last, with the usual good mixture of clue types. Our favourite was 20 across, which gave us a lovely penny-dropping moment on this hungover Sunday.

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Guardian 25,033 / Araucaria

Posted by Handel on 10th June 2010

Handel.

This was quite a tough one for a before-work solve, especially as our knowledge of golf clubs is limited to those mentioned by Bertie Wooster, so there was a good deal of new vocabulary here for us. We enjoyed 5 down when it finally clicked. A couple of unresolved points, which we expect to be resolved within minutes of this being published!

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Financial Times 13,399 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 10th June 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 31 May 2010
Back to the delightful Dante, master of the smooth surface. As usual, very slick but all too easy.

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Financial Times 13,398 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th June 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 29
This puzzle is a brilliant feat by Cinephile in that all the symmetrically paired across clues are anagrams of each other — a fact that I did not even notice until Sil pointed it out to me. (See comments below.)

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Inquisitor 1128 – Conflicting Opinions by Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 10th June 2010

duncanshiell.

I usually enjoy Phi’s offerings and this was no exception.

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