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Archive for July 28th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,065 (18/07/2010)

Posted by Simon Harris on 28th July 2010

Simon Harris.

A rather interrupted solve for me, this one: initially tackled in two sessions separated by a week in Scotland, with the last two entries remaining unsolved several additional days later. I’ve reproduced the two clues at 29ac and 25dn in case readers fancy helping out.

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Independent 7,420 by Dac

Posted by Simon Harris on 28th July 2010

Simon Harris.

This was quite an interesting one, with the left side feeling far tougher than the right, which fell into place pretty quickly. Many of the surface readings here seem remarkably smooth, though maybe that’s always the case with Dac puzzles, and I haven’t stopped to appreciate them enough in the past!

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Financial Times 13,449 / Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 28th July 2010

Gaufrid.

There seemed to be more double/cryptic definitions than we are used to in a Cinephile puzzle, and there wasn’t much evidence of his trademark liberties, so I didn’t find this as enjoyable as some of his offerings.

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Guardian 25,074 / Gordius

Posted by Eileen on 28th July 2010

Eileen.

I must admit I enjoyed this more than I expected when I saw the name of the setter. There were, perhaps, rather a lot of anagrams – some good ones, though,  a couple of unfamiliar words [fairly clued] and some nice surfaces.  I have fewer quibbles than I usually have with this setter.

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