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Archive for September 30th, 2010

Financial Times 13,504 / Flimsy

Posted by smiffy on 30th September 2010


Plenty of Flimsy whimsy in evidence today, although I thought that a couple of clues (12A, 19A) were, in part, too lazily self-referential.  On the plus side, I learned a geographic factoid courtesy of fact-checking the clue to 10A.

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Independent 7475/Morph

Posted by John on 30th September 2010


An excellent crossword from Morph today. There are still some that I can’t see but I’m sure they will be explained by someone. As for a Nina, I suspect there is one since there are many different references (Beatles, Chuck Berry, various songs and books, cricket, the internet …) but I’m not sure what. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,129 / Araucaria

Posted by Handel on 30th September 2010


We’re both rather bleary-eyed today, so apologies for any typos. This was about as easy as Araucaria gets, but had lots of nice touches which made for a light, enjoyable solve. A few nitpicks on reflection, but generally these applied to clues with very gettable definitions (e.g. 23dn) so they didn’t cause any major delays.

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Financial Times 13,495 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 30th September 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 20 September 2010
Another light and easy week-opener from Crux.

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Financial Times 13,494 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th September 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 18

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