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Archive for August 13th, 2010

Independent 7,434 by Eimi

Posted by Simon Harris on 13th August 2010

Simon Harris.

Aha. And there I was fully expecting a “Friday the Thirteenth”-themed Virgilius. Instead we have an Eimi puzzle themed around 1ac 10c, today being the one hundredth anniversary of her death. I found this a fairly quick solve, though harder towards the SE corner. A lot of the clues are very nice, I thought, with many weaving the theme in very smoothly.

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Guardian 25,088 / Crucible

Posted by Eileen on 13th August 2010


Well, aren’t I lucky, on a day when I might have expected not to be, to land one of my top favourite setters? This is a typically first-class puzzle from Crucible, with nothing to frighten triskaidekaphobes, unless I’m missing something. I’m not in the least superstitious but, when blogging, we have to be on constant look-out and Crucible is known for his themes!

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Financial Times 13,463 / Viking

Posted by shuchi on 13th August 2010


3-4 clues into this crossword and I had a strong sense of déjà vu. A quick search told me why. This is a repeat of FT 13391 published on May 21st, 2010.

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