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Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Independent 7,581/Dac

Posted by Ali on 2nd February 2011


It’s Wednesday. Which means it’s Dac. Which means it’s the usual excellence and nary a thing to complain about. I loved it all, but special mentions for 9A and 6D. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,607 by Aardvark – ‘a tale of two cities’

Posted by PeeDee on 2nd February 2011


Easier than the last AARDVARK puzzle I blogged, but no less enjoyable.  My favourite was 29 across which made me smile, 13 across is good too.   Also, I got throught he whole thing without having to resort to the dictionary once, which makes a nice change!

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Guardian 25,235 – Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 2nd February 2011


A fairly typical Chifonie, with a lot of quite obvious clues. There’s a preponderance of charade clues, with 13 out of 28 being of that type, including 10 out of 14 acrosses: rather an excessive proportion I think, variety being the spice of crosswords as well as of life. Still, all the clueing is sound, with the exception of a familiar bugbear of mine at 13dn, so a pleasant if unchallenging solve.

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Inquisitor 1161 – Nicknames by Ifor – Saturday 23rd January 2011

Posted by duncanshiell on 2nd February 2011


Ifor is a new compiler for the Inquisitor but he has had four crosswords published in The Magpie and one published in the Telegraph Enigmatic Variations series, all in the last two years.  I think I have completed at least one of his/her Magpies and enjoyed the experience.

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