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Archive for December 1st, 2010

Financial Times 13,557 / Cinephile – SO tricky

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 1st December 2010

RatkojaRiku.

A late-night log-on to the FT site revealed that my first blog here would be devoted to one of Cinephile’s thematic puzzles in the series “XX has the same meaning throughout”: in other words, a daunting, albeit highly entertaining, prospect in store. True to form, Cinephile did not disappoint. A lovely way to end my Tuesday and start my Wednesday!

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Guardian 25182 / Shed

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st December 2010

duncanshiell.

Well, I learnt a new word today, at 2 down, having toyed with TRIBALISM, thinking BALI was the island, before deciding I couldn’t make it fit the word play.  There is no doubt that the correct answer is very precisely clued.

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Independent 7528/Phi

Posted by John on 1st December 2010

John.

Phi on a Wednesday indeed. Something is afoot. No doubt Eimi or someone will amuse us on Friday with a theme that we can’t predict. And what Dac is doing I can’t think, for he appears like clockwork. Perhaps we’ll see him on Saturday.

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Inquisitor 1153 – Cross Purposes by Nutmeg (Saturday 20 November)

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st December 2010

duncanshiell.

The preamble told us that clashes in the grid must be resolved (producing some non-words in the process) to display the name of a man of note for whom 2010 is an anniversary, thereby restoring three thematic works which must be highlighted. We were also told that appropriate assistance (if needed) may be found in the grid.

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