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Archive for February 22nd, 2011

Independent 7598 / Anax

Posted by Gaufrid on 22nd February 2011

Gaufrid.

Perhaps it’s my imagination but was this Anax somewhat easier than usual? It certainly didn’t take long to complete.

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Guardian 25252 Gordius – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd February 2011

Uncle Yap.

I am often perplexed by Gordius who must find it extremely difficult to NOT spoil an otherwise good set of clues with some horrible ones. One of his foibles is to throw in something totally obscure like the name of a remote village in England or someone with dubious claim to fame. Surely he badly needs a good moderator. I am afraid I found today’s puzzle very much below par.

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Financial Times 13,624 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 22nd February 2011

Agentzero.

Dante, turfed out of his Monday spot this week, turns up on Tuesday.  As usual, there are some excellent cd’s (30 across, 1 down).  But I thought the best clues today were the double definition clues, which are becoming as much a Dante hallmark as cryptic definitions.  Standouts for me in this category were 28 across, 2 down, 5 down and 19 down.   Read the rest of this entry »

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