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Archive for December 3rd, 2010

Independent 7,530 by Klingsor

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd December 2010

Simon Harris.

A tough one today, I found, made even tougher by the relatively low number of checked squares. In fact, the grid looks like there might be a Nina, but I don’t see one. Either way, I’ve failed to explain a few here.

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Guardian 25,184 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 3rd December 2010


I never quite know what to expect from Brummie, so was a bit 9ac when I started this puzzle. I needn’t have worried – it turned out to be quite straightforward and a lot of fun, with a strangely non-topical theme word at 20dn, which I didn’t get until near the end: a real penny-dropping moment. Thanks, Brummie, for an entertaining start to the day.

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Financial Times 13,559 / Styx

Posted by shuchi on 3rd December 2010


Some nice misdirection made this puzzle tougher than it appeared on first sight. I opened with the top-left and slowed down at the bottom-right, with 23a and 23d causing me more trouble than they should have, I think.

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