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Archive for September 21st, 2010

Financial Times 13,496 / Phssthopk

Posted by Agentzero on 21st September 2010

Agentzero.

Nothing too tough here, except that the explanation for 3 down eludes me.  5 down was amusing, and many of the clues had fine surfaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7,467/Anax

Posted by Ali on 21st September 2010

Ali.

Apologies for the late blog. I wasn’t expecting to see Anax though mercifully this didn’t turn out to be quite as tricksy as some previous offerings from this very entertaining and talented setter. A relatively easy clue for the theme at 28A was admittedly a big help, but it wasn’t all plain sailing and I did need some help on the musicals and songs. Very good stuff all told, and extra points for 15D! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25121 – What Shall We Do With The Drunken Boatman

Posted by Uncle Yap on 21st September 2010

Uncle Yap.

When, as usual, I quickly read through all the clues before I start solving, I could not help but notice a common thread of drinks and drunks; just my cup of tea, if you will pardon the mixed metaphor … and Boatman did not disappoint with his wide array of creative and testing devices forming a rich tapestry of delightful clues. One of the best puzzles I have had the privilege to blog.

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