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Inquisitor 1141: Tough Times by Samuel

Posted by kenmac on 8th September 2010

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Inquisitor 1141: Tough Times by Samuel

The preamble tells us that redundancies have been made in 12 entries and their clues. My first thought was that we were probably looking for various standard crossword “workers” (bee, hand, ant, man, etc.) omitted from entries but it turned out that all 12 had ANT missing. 3a (RETRAINING) and 35a (RELOCATION) were possible solutions. Finally, we had to highlight what the “workers” might look forward to and there we have RECOVERY in the main diagonal (from row 3, column 3.)

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Financial Times 13,485 / Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on 8th September 2010

Gaufrid.

This was effectively four puzzles in one since the quadrants were only connected by a single square in the middle of the grid.

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Independent 7456/Dac

Posted by John on 8th September 2010

John.

The usual excellent crossword from Dac. There is absolutely nothing (apart perhaps from 20dn) that I have any problem with, and all the clues have a deceptively simple and elegant surface. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,110 – Arachne

Posted by manehi on 8th September 2010

manehi.

Found this pretty slow going. 13, 29 and the last part of 7 were unfamiliar but guessable, whereas 15dn went in almost immediately.

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