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Archive for December 30th, 2010

My new job

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 30th December 2010


Those of you who look at the Times for the Times blog will know that I’ve just started a new job.

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Independent 7,552/Anax

Posted by Ali on 30th December 2010


This was something of a tour de force from Anax. It was also incredibly difficult!

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Financial Times 13,580 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th December 2010


 Smiffy has been caught up in the aftermath of the recent blizzards in the US and is still trying to get home after his Christmas break so you will have to put up with me again today.

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Financial Times 13,573 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 30th December 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 20 December 2010
Crux delighted us with this selection which included some creative and amusing cryptic definitions. There are also a few devices which I have not seen before. Good stuff !

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Guardian 25,206 – Pasquale

Posted by Andrew on 30th December 2010


A welcome return for Pasquale after nearly two months’ absence. The Christmas gremlins are still crawling around the Guardian site, meaning this puzzle was available 24 hours early, so I had plenty of time for solving and writing the blog. However it was quite a gentle one – a lot easier that some of Pasquale’s recent puzzles. As promised last week, I’d like to wish you all a very happy and crossword-filled New Year, and I hope to meet some of you at the Derby meeting in a few weeks’ time.

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Financial Times 13,572 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th December 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 18
Another fine Mudd with, what was for me, a slightly difficult top-right corner. My favourite clues here are 13A (AFORESAID), 28A (NO FEAR) and 20D (LULU).

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