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Archive for June 16th, 2010

Independent 7384/Dac

Posted by John on 16th June 2010

John.

As usual a nice puzzle from Dac. I may be getting old and feeble, and the fact that I did it on-screen meant that I had to get the anagrams without writing anything down, but I thought that this was a remarkably difficult crossword for Dac. Perfectly sound, of course, as you’d expect, but difficult in my opinion. Had never heard of Istria. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,413 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 16th June 2010

Gaufrid.

No particular problems today apart from 27ac where I cannot make up my mind as to the correct interpretation of the clue. There are a couple of possibilities, or maybe even something else that I have overlooked.

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Guardian 25,038 – Quantum

Posted by Andrew on 16th June 2010

Andrew.

My second posthumous puzzle in a row – Quantum died in May 2008 – and sadly another one that I can’t be very enthusiastic about. Most of the clues are fine, though not very exciting, but there are some cryptic definitions that are either weak or very vague, and none of them provide the “aha!” moments that Rufus’s best CDs do.

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Inquisitor 1129 Oh! by Schadenfreude

Posted by Hihoba on 16th June 2010

Hihoba.

I found this pretty challenging (=difficult), though really interesting, and certainly would not have finished it without computer aids! (My favourite is a little program I’ve had for many years called “Puzzlex”.)

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