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Archive for February 8th, 2011

Independent 7,586/Math

Posted by Ali on 8th February 2011

Ali.

Always a pleasure to land a Math puzzle. The odd-looking grid suggested there’d be some kind of theme, but I didn’t spot anything obvious at first. I also crippled myself in the SE corner by immediately entering REDWOODS at 17D, which then prevented me getting ARIES. Once I’d corrected the error, I spotted the dictionaries theme. I can see Chambers, Oxford and Collins, but may well have missed some others.

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Financial Times 13,612 / Jason

Posted by Agentzero on 8th February 2011

Agentzero.

There were a number of extremely good clues in this puzzle, but also a few that seemed imprecise to me.  The gems, I thought, were 13, 20 and 26 across. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25240 Puck … Everything and then some more

Posted by Uncle Yap on 8th February 2011

Uncle Yap.

Phew! What an assignment today. Puck employed almost every cryptic device and then some more. The way I solve a puzzle, I must stop and rationalise the workplay before I move on … this one took me nearly an hour. But it was an enjoyable hour and I paused to admire the creative mind of Puck to dream up all manners of delightful mental torture.

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