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Archive for August 4th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,066 (25/07/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th August 2010

Simon Harris.

A pretty tough week, I found. Despite the auspicious puzzle number, I don’t see any Hastings-related material here, but then I will tend to miss whole themes entirely. 19ac remains unexplained.

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Independent 7426 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 4th August 2010


I found this very much on the easy side, with quite a few clues solved on first run through, solving time 16 mins.     Excellent as always.

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Financial Times 13,455 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th August 2010


Not a lot of variety today with only a couple of clues that didn’t involve a charade and/or an anagram. If my memory serves me correctly this is something I have remarked upon previously when covering a puzzle by this setter. Perhaps it’s for this reason that I don’t seem to enjoy this setter’s puzzles in the FT as much as I do those by his alter ego, Scorpion, in the Indy.

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Guardian 25080 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 4th August 2010


A fun puzzle with Paul’s trademark dodginess evident in a few clues. Annoyingly, I can’t quite see 24a….

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Inquisitor 1136: Things by Nimrod

Posted by HolyGhost on 4th August 2010


Surely this is not the same Nimrod that was active on the Listener in the 1940’s?
This was pretty hard: clues in alphabetical order of answers, to be entered in the grid in jigsaw-fashion; any occurrence of the (different) letters in a to-be-discovered five-letter word overlooked in the wordplay. This five-letter thematic word leads to the completion of the otherwise unclued perimeter.

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