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Archive for January 28th, 2011

Independent 7,577 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 28th January 2011

RatkojaRiku.

After spending a week struggling with crosswords of all descriptions and from numerous sources, and having difficulty unpicking wordplay even when I had the solution before me, Phi’s puzzle felt like a breath of fresh air this morning: standard fare, in other words, the standard in question being Phi’s unfailingly high standard.

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Financial Times 13,603 / Hamilton

Posted by shuchi on 28th January 2011

shuchi.

I had mixed feelings about this puzzle. Liked some clues such as 17a, 16d, found others a bit shaky.

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Guardian 25,231 / Quantum

Posted by Eileen on 28th January 2011

Eileen.

Pondering what to say in the preamble has taken almost as long as the solve – and I still haven’t come up with anything appropriate. To say that I was surprised to see Quantum’s name on this puzzle is to put it mildly. This is the sixteenth of his puzzles to be published since his death nearly three years ago but, since the most recent was in August last year, I really thought that would be the last. I used to admire Quantum greatly in his lifetime but I really don’t think that these posthumous puzzles enhance his reputation.

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