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Archive for October 8th, 2010

Independent 7,482 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th October 2010

Simon Harris.

Another excellent puzzle from Phi. I seemed to get through this fairly swiftly, despite a few unfamiliar terms. One or two in the SW corner held me up a little though.

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Posted in Independent | 12 Comments »

Guardian 25,136 / Bonxie

Posted by Eileen on 8th October 2010

Eileen.

Bonxie has given us a very entertaining and ingeniously constructed puzzle, in which all the across clues pick up the last word[s] in the preceding one. Some clever clues and nice misdirection.

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Posted in Guardian | 37 Comments »

Financial Times 13,511 / Cincinnus

Posted by shuchi on 8th October 2010

shuchi.

A straightfoward, elegant puzzle from Cincinnus. It is a high point in solving when the last few answers come not with looking up aids for unfamiliar facts but with delightful ‘aha’ moments. This puzzle gave me that experience. 12A, 23A, 10D were among the last ones to get solved, and they are some of the best clues today.

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Posted in FT | 11 Comments »