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Archive for June 24th, 2010

Independent 7,387 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 19/06/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 24th June 2010

Simon Harris.

I had just been thinking we must be due for a Saturday Anax, and here we are. I wonder if being able to predict setters several weeks running is an early sign of having spent rather too much time on crosswords.

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Independent 7,391 by Scorpion

Posted by Simon Harris on 24th June 2010

Simon Harris.

This seemed like a bit of a classic. Unfortunately work issues and inopportunely-timed fire drills meant I couldn’t really give it the attention it deserved, and had to cheat relentlessly. There’s some great stuff in there for sure though.

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Guardian 25,045 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 24th June 2010

Eileen.

What a treat! – my favourite compiler and a number of theatrical / literary allusions. I realise that, on both counts, this will not be everyone’s cup of tea but it was right up my street – after the Maths yesterday! Not the easiest Araucaria but fairly typical, I think.

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Financial Times 13,420 – Alberich

Posted by smiffy on 24th June 2010

smiffy.

The usual quotient of merry mischief, to keep us on our toes.  Plenty of contenders for ‘clue of the day’ status.  I have 15A and 27A still playing out an unresolved Isner vs Mahut-style duel for that honour.  Others, no doubt, will have their own faves.

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Independent on Sunday 1062 by Quixote – 20 June 2010

Posted by nmsindy on 24th June 2010

nmsindy.

Back on the IoS beat for 1 week as Handel’s gone to France.    I found this an extremely easy puzzle, solving time 11 mins.

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Financial Times 13,411 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 24th June 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 14 June 2010
Mr Smoothie is here again to tease us with his unique brand of slick surfaces.

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Financial Times 13,410 by Falcon

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th June 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 12
My first impression of this puzzle was that it was too easy. I tore through the clues, the only ones stumping me for more than a few seconds being 26A (TIP-AND-RUN), 29A (OPEN-AND-SHUT) and 21D (EARTHY). It is hard to complain though when there are clues as elegant as 15A (NOON), 20A (SORCERY), 1D (SOLITUDE), 5D (VILLAIN), 6D (RESERVOIR), 14D (CRESCENDO) and 19D (ENDORSE).

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