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Archive for June 11th, 2010

Independent 7,380/Eimi

Posted by Ali on 11th June 2010


Much as I usually love drawing the Friday blog and finishing the working week with a nice piece of Phi, I was hoping that the start of the World Cup would mean that he would get a Prize Puzzle slot and that we’d have a football theme today. And so it was.

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Financial Times 13,409 / Hamilton

Posted by shuchi on 11th June 2010


I started off smoothly with this puzzle but struggled to finish it, stuck for a long time with 11A, 5D. While there were some neat clues like 17A and 28A, I wasn’t particularly pleased with a couple of letter selection devices (6D, 19D).

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Independent 7375 (Sat 05-Jun) by Nestor

Posted by beermagnet on 11th June 2010


Another Saturday Prize Indy that was surprisingly easy compared to previous experience of both Nestor and  Saturdays.  There has been a run of easier Saturday crosswords lately.
After first getting one of the long answers (10A) I tried, and much to my surprise succeeded, in solving all six long answers before polishing off the corners one at a time. All just as well as there is a lot of things to catch up with after being away for the half-term week including a stack of crosswords (newsagent was kind enough to save me copies) and a veg patch that needs attention (why can’t the slugs eat the blackfly?).

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Guardian 25,034 – Rover

Posted by Andrew on 11th June 2010


Rover, aka Ian Morgan, died on 31 May at the age of 78 – see the posting under “Announcements”, and also the editor’s newsletter on the Guardian crossword site. I, and others, have been rather harsh about his puzzles in the past, and I’m sorry to say I can’t pretend to have been particularly impressed with this one. Most of the clues are absolutely fine, though not very inspiring, but I found the cryptic definitions rather weak.

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