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Archive for October 6th, 2010

Financial Times 13,509 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 6th October 2010

Gaufrid.

A pleasant enough puzzle that would suit those who don’t like double or cryptic definitions since only one clue did not involve a charade, anagram or other wordplay. There did however seem to be rather a lot of reversals (a device used in a third of the clues).

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Guardian 25,134 – Orlando

Posted by manehi on 6th October 2010

manehi.

A pleasant challenge from Orlando with a cute mini-theme around “11”. 14a, 16 and 17 were especially nice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7480/Dac

Posted by John on 6th October 2010

John.

One runs out of words of praise for Dac’s crosswords: as always this is full of smooth clues with elegant surfaces.  Often they need no explanation after the answers have been broken into their parts, and this in my opinion is a plus. I’m not comfortable with two or three of the clues, but no doubt my fears are unjustified and all will be explained. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1145 – Ulula by Ikela

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 6th October 2010

petebiddlecombe.

This was a fairly gentle Inquisitor (solved in under an hour) with a pleasant theme for solvers of my generation. Redundant letters provided by wordplay spelled out a “suggested title for a notional third work by a major fgure in his field”. Normally clued answers, in pairs, indicated how and where his major contributions could be identified, and “a name famous in a different field, which coincidentally confirms the name to be written under the completed grid.

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