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Archive for September 24th, 2010

Independent 7470/Phi

Posted by John on 24th September 2010


As usual, an utterly satisfactory crossword from Phi. There are some less than A-list place names, but before anyone complains they should remember that Phi lives in New Zealand, so he has as much right as anyone not to know them; there’s a composer who will not be well-known to those of certain tastes, and there are one or two rather unusual words, there no doubt to accommodate some Nina that as usual I can’t see. Unless it’s that all the words in the grid use letters that are in ‘Flamborough Head’, which is probably not it: this sort of thing must often occur.

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Financial Times 13,499 / Orense

Posted by shuchi on 24th September 2010


A transportation-themed crossword from Orense, with clues as well as solutions covering the spectrum from airplanes to bicycles. Nice and gentle to solve. No obscure vocabulary – a commendable feat for a themed puzzle.

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Guardian 25,124 – Gordius

Posted by manehi on 24th September 2010


Many happy returns, Gordius. I got into this quickly then struggled with the last few clues. Still unsure about some wordplay, and 24dn was a new word for me. 8 and 25 made me smile. Read the rest of this entry »

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