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Archive for June 29th, 2010

Independent 7,395/Virgilius

Posted by Ali on 29th June 2010

Ali.

Man, this was good!

A very impressive grid construction by Virgilius, in which all bar 7 entries contain MAN, and the remaining 7 all have MAN in the clue.

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Guardian 25049 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 29th June 2010

Uncle Yap.

What a treat to blog Paul with his unique sense of humour and the dashes of risque. I learned a lot of details while searching for answers to explain each clue. Aren’t we all collectors of trivia? Normal people will know the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse but only we, crossword solvers, know the name of Don Quixote de La Mancha’s horse :-)

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Financial Times 13,424 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 29th June 2010

Agentzero.

One of my favourite FT setters, Armonie always has clues with clean, natural surface readings. Maybe a few too many old chestnuts (11 across, 16 across, 18 down have been seen more than a few times, I think), but many compensating clues where definition and subsidiary indication form a seamless whole. Also, I always comment on Armonie’s economy of language, but I am always impressed by it.

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