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Archive for August 25th, 2010

Independent 7,444 by Dac

Posted by Simon Harris on 25th August 2010

Simon Harris.

Pretty tough today, I thought, especially the lower half of the grid. There were several references to things that I had never heard of, but after a bit of light research, everything adds up of course.

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Financial Times 13,473 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 25th August 2010

Gaufrid.

The theme today seems to be an attempt to get into the grid as many words and phrases that are derived from French as possible. I have identified those that I know but I may have missed some so any additions would be welcome.

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Guardian 25,098 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 25th August 2010

Eileen.

There’s much to admire in this characteristically Puckish puzzle, which I found great fun and very enjoyable – a nice variety of clue types and some excellent surfaces: it would have been sycophantic to highlight them all! Many thanks, Puck.

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Inquisitor 1139 – One Quarter by Schadenfreude

Posted by Hihoba on 25th August 2010

Hihoba.

We were aked to identify a quotation round the perimeter which denied the existence of three unclued entries. Its source was indicated in the grid – clearly involving the barred off central square.

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