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Archive for March 9th, 2011

Financial Times 13,637 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 9th March 2011


A fine crossword from Cinephile, complete with his usual ‘bending of the rules’ that will delight some and no doubt infuriate others. 

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Guardian 25,265 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 9th March 2011


Another excellent  puzzle from Paul, which I found great fun to solve.  It’s quite straightforward, I think, but there’s lots to admire – and smile at – in the ingenious cluing.

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Independent 7,611 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 9th March 2011


No surprises over today’s setter: it’s Wednesday, so it just had to be a Dac. Similarly, no surprises about the kind of crossword in store for us: a set of perfectly sound, uncontrived clues, with smooth surface readings and a dash of cheekiness (in 2 and 17).  Much as I enjoy thematic puzzles, with lots of interconnected clues, there is a lot to be said for a back-to-basics puzzle such as this.

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Inquisitor 1166 – Russian Links by Loda

Posted by Hihoba on 9th March 2011


I found this offering by Loda pretty tricky. Due to my lack of knowledge of statistics and statistical modelling, the clue in the title utterly passed me by, and I had completed the whole puzzle diagram, perimeter and all, before the theme appeared. This was not aided by my (incorrect) assumption that the initial letters of the extra words, not the words themselves, embodied the theme!

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