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Archive for September 9th, 2010

Crossword Who’s Who

Posted by Admin on 9th September 2010


Those of you interested in some background information about setters and other people, past and present, connected with crosswords may wish to visit the new Crossword Who’s Who.

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Independent 7,457/Morph

Posted by Ali on 9th September 2010


Always a pleasure to get a Morph puzzle, and I don’t say that just because I know he’ll be reading this. There’s always a good dose of humour in his puzzles and some very clever surfaces, 13D and 17D being good examples here.

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Beelzebub 1,071 (29/08/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 9th September 2010

Simon Harris.

I think this was the toughest Beelzebub I can remember for some time, though I made it harder by entering one or two wrong answers early on. Even so it took a fair bit of research and/or cheating to fill the grid, let alone explain it all.

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Guardian 25,111 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 9th September 2010


My second Araucaria in a row, and quite a tricky one, with some devious wordplay. Some may complain at the theme of girl groups, but I knew all the names involved (apart from 3dn and a slight obscurity at 20dn (better explained by Eileen) despite it being definitely not my area of expertise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,486 / Styx

Posted by smiffy on 9th September 2010


One of those strange puzzle that took longer than average to gain an initial toehold, but then offered decreasing levels of resistance thereafter as the answers seem to flow with continual acceleration.  A couple of vocabulary blind spots (10A, 7D) prevented me from attaining terminal velocity however.

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Financial Times 13,477 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 9th September 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 30 August 2010
Another pleasant challenge from our slick Dante, entertaining us with his smooth surfaces and the inevitable cryptic definitions, which some people hate. Fortunately, I happen to like cd’s as they are about the only clues that you can pose to a non-crossword crowd and yet get a response.

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Financial Times 13,476 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th September 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 28

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