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Archive for July 16th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,064 (11/07/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th July 2010

Simon Harris.

Another relatively swift solve for me this week, with only 2dn forcing me to turn to Chambers in the hope that there wouldn’t be too many entries in there beginning with those six letters!

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Independent 7,410 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th July 2010

Simon Harris.

I don’t tend to time these things, but this can’t have taken more than a few minutes. Definitely at the easier end of the Phi spectrum, but no less entertaining for that, with some very enjoyable clues.

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Guardian 25,064 / Araucaria

Posted by Gaufrid on 16th July 2010

Gaufrid.

I thought that this was going to be relatively easy today having entered quite a few answers during the first pass through the clues. However, the remainder of the puzzle proved problematic in places and there are still some clues that I cannot adequately explain.

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Financial Times 13,439 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 16th July 2010

shuchi.

This was a pretty gentle, pleasant offering from Viking with plenty of starter clues (17A, 23A, etc.) to give you a foothold in the puzzle. The vocabulary was on the easy side too with only FLIC needing a look up. An enjoyable workout.

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Independent Prize Puzzle 7405 by Tyrus – Saturday 10 July 2010

Posted by duncanshiell on 16th July 2010

duncanshiell.

As I don’t solve the Independent blocked crossword on a regular basis, Tyrus is a new name to me.  A bit of research on Fifteensquared however shows that he is also Lato, a frequent contributor to the Inquisitor series which is my regular weekly dip into the Independent. Indeed, I blogged one of Lato’s Inquisitor puzzles yesterday.

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