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Archive for October 19th, 2010

Independent 7,491/Punk

Posted by Ali on 19th October 2010

Ali.

Time was a Tuesday blogger could rest assured that he’d be in for a relatively gentle Virgilius every other week, but with the master of the themed puzzle on a break, the overall level of difficulty of the Indy daily has definitely ramped up if you ask me. It’s good to see that the themes aren’t drying up though. Step forward Punk…

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Guardian 25145 Boatman – Fluid Floral Fandango

Posted by Uncle Yap on 19th October 2010

Uncle Yap.

Boatman has woven an intricate set of clues around the word flower, which can take on more than one meaning. I found the clues very challenging, taking me nearly an hour to unravel. However, they are  amusing in places and extremely fair.

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Financial Times 13,520 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 19th October 2010

Agentzero.

A quick solve today. I download the FT crossword just after 7 pm New York time, and solve it on the train ride out of Manhattan. This one fell before we crossed the Harlem River. As usual, Armonie’s clues are remarkably terse, with fine surfaces. Today’s favourite — nothing dramatic, but a perfect example of Armonie’s craft — was 29 across. Read the rest of this entry »

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