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Archive for July 7th, 2010

Independent 7402 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 7th July 2010


I thought this had everything you could ask for in a puzzle at the easier end of the Indy spectrum.  Flawless clues, excellent surface readings, easier wordplay for the less familiar answers.   Solving time, 22 mins.

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Guardian 25,056 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 7th July 2010


I found this tough compared to most of Paul’s puzzles – fun to solve, though. I’m afraid I don’t understand how 6 down works and I’m not sure about my explanation for 26, 21, but I’m sure someone will be able to help…

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Financial Times 13,431 / Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th July 2010


I initially thought that many of the clues were on the easy side for a Cinephile but then found that there was a very obscure reference in 26,27 which I wouldn’t have known without the help of Google and Wikipedia. Though there were examples of Cinephile’s trademark liberties in the clues, the puzzle, for me, didn’t seem to have the sparkle present in some of his previous offerings.

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Inquisitor 1132: Secret Excitement by Hypnos

Posted by HolyGhost on 7th July 2010


After the relatively gentle strolls (or canters) of the last few weeks, this puzzle proved rather a stiffer challenge (or maybe I just wasn’t really in the mood).
Two of the first clues I solved were those whose answers had to be treated before entry, and with another couple I couldn’t immediately figure out the wordplay, so I was getting nowhere fast.

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