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Archive for November 12th, 2010

Independent 7,512 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 12th November 2010

Simon Harris.

I don’t know about you guys, but I found this remarkably hard, and I struggled to get anywhere today. This is not least due to the quantity of unfamiliar vocabulary in there.

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Financial Times 13,541 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 12th November 2010


Alberich challenges and entertains, and altogether gives us a very satisfying puzzle. A trademark of this setter is the seamless joint between definition and wordplay, and you can relish many examples of it today – Santa Maria, Field Marshal, Island capital, to name some.

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Guardian 25,166 / Gordius

Posted by mhl on 12th November 2010


A pretty typical Gordius puzzle, I think – plenty of nice clues, but with a few liberties that rather bothered me along the way.

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