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Archive for November 18th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,081 (07/11/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 18th November 2010

Simon Harris.

I’ve once again made the mistake of waiting far too long between solving and blogging to really remember much about this one. The lack of scrawls, notes and correction fluid on the grid suggest it went pretty smoothly compared to recent weeks, yet there are some absolutely genius clues in there.

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Independent – 7517 by Nestor

Posted by flashling on 18th November 2010


To borrow a phrase from Anax this was for me a monster. I found bits of this at times beyond me and I’ve still got some gaps in the wordplay for you lucky folk to fill in for me.

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Financial Times 13,546 / Hamilton

Posted by smiffy on 18th November 2010


I think this could well be Hamilton’s first foray into the “supersized-anagram-plus-friends” type of theme.  Fortunately the down clues are quite generous, and provided plenty of early checking letters for the main thematic answer.  There may be more thematic content than I’ve given credit for, as I have no idea whether 19/26’s exploits landed him in either 6 or 14.

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Guardian 25171 / Arachne

Posted by mhl on 18th November 2010


I found this quite a tricky solve, with some intricate wordplay – looking back at the clues, though, I’m not sure it should have caused me so many problems. I’ll put this down to skillfully crafted surface readings – a good puzzle, I think…

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Financial Times 13,537 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th November 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 8 November 2010
Once again, it is back to good old Dante with his slick and smooth clues which entertain without over-taxing one’s grey cells.

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Financial Times 13,536 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th November 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 6

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