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Archive for November 11th, 2010

Independent 7511 by Eimi.

Posted by flashling on 11th November 2010


Eimi takes the stage today, and some suspicious minds might look at the date and think Armistice  Day. They’d be wrong as this appears to be a vanilla crossword, even if bits do seem a little OLD :-)

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Guardian 25,165 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 11th November 2010


After three days of relatively undemanding puzzles,  I wasn’t sure what to expect today but was very pleased to see Brendan’s name on this one.  As usual, I had the momentary dread of failing to see the theme but this one was clearly signalled and involved stuff that featured in the 11-plus exam [yes, really] though with some more exotic examples than the ones I learned. An enjoyable and fair puzzle – thank you, Brendan.

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Inquisitor 1150 – Dry by Phi

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 11th November 2010


Solving time: about 30 mins, except for Googling to confirm the theme.

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Financial Times 13,540 / Sleuth

Posted by smiffy on 11th November 2010


A few too many double definitions and homophones for my taste today.  Nothing particularly bad, but such a surfeit runs the risk of diluting the overall experience. So, to borrow a much-favoured and back-handed compliment from an erstwhile history teacher of mine, “It was good… far as it went”.

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Financial Times 13,531 – Cincinnus

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th November 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 1 November 2010
Thank you, Mr Colin Inman for rotating the setters. After a couple of years of Dante and Crux, Cincinnus (aka Orlando in The Guardian) is a welcome change; which is not to say Dante and Crux are boring. If one  has sirloin steak every week, steak and kidney pie would be a welcome change. Phew!

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Financial Times 13,530 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th November 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 30

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