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Archive for July 8th, 2010

Financial Times 13,432 – Styx

Posted by smiffy on 8th July 2010

smiffy.

I found this to be a real variety show of both easy and elusive answers, with some intermittent channelling of Sid James or Frankie Howerd to keep us amused (“titter ye not”).

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Independent 7403/Merlin

Posted by John on 8th July 2010

John.

A pleasant (but long — 35 clues) solve today from Merlin, although as is usual one or two seem a bit odd. The grid is very strange, in that there is a word (not actually a word) that could be clued but isn’t (but see 9dn below).

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Independent on Sunday 1064 by Quixote – 4 July 2010

Posted by Handel on 8th July 2010

Handel.

An unusually easy outing this week, finished in something like 15 minutes, which is about as quick as we get.

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Guardian 25057, Arachne

Posted by Handel on 8th July 2010

Handel.

Morning campers! An enjoyable if none too taxing puzzle today. Our favourites for today were 17ac and 10d for their amusing surfaces.

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Financial Times 13,423 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 8th July 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 28 June 2010
Quite a gentle stroll through the park on a Monday morning.

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Financial Times 13,422 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 8th July 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 26
I found this a slightly difficult Mudd with a couple of sterling anagrams: 1A (SIGMUND FREUD) and 5D (FATBOY SLIM). I also like 10A (AUSPICE).

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