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Archive for October 26th, 2010

Independent 7,497 by Tyrus

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th October 2010

Simon Harris.

Cripes. This was very good indeed, but a really tough one to blog, not unlike my previous encounter with Tyrus. With a bit of help, I think I’ve managed to explain things, but could easily be wrong in places. Still, some cracking clues and surface readings today.

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Guardian Quiptic 571 / Moley

Posted by Big Dave on 26th October 2010

Big Dave.

When I noticed that this puzzle had yet to be reviewed, I put this together hastily.  Several of the clues seemed to have words added solely for the surface reading, and the missing homophone indicator in 15d was somewhat surprising.

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Guardian 25151 Paul – Who could ask for more?

Posted by Uncle Yap on 26th October 2010

Uncle Yap.

What a lovely day this has been. Having bought a ticket to meet one of my favourite setters on my imminent visit to London, I got to blog another of his masterly concoctions. As if by timely design, he even sang my birthday song at the right time and place, 2 0 1 0.
Indeed, who could ask for more?

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Financial Times 13,526 / Loroso

Posted by Agentzero on 26th October 2010

Agentzero.

Loroso, aka Anax, makes infrequent visits to the FT crossword page that are always welcome.  This was a terrific puzzle, with plenty of misdirection and clever wordplay, as well as a set of interconnected clues.  My favourite stand-alone clues are the hilarious 11 down and 21 down for its well-disguised definition. Read the rest of this entry »

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