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Archive for March 12th, 2011

Independent 7608 Tyrus (Sat 05-March-2011)

Posted by beermagnet on 12th March 2011


A puzzle curiously centred on “Rear Window” – not only the Hitchcock film, but also the various signs and items that may be seen in the rear window of a car.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,262 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 12th March 2011


A very enjoyable alphabet jigsaw crossword from Araucaria, the J and B double clues giving a staightforward fit into the grid.  This format has become  something of a trademark for Araucaria, though I notice his his other trademark  feature of cross-referenced  clues is entirely absent.  I thought the clues were generally pretty tight, only two one clues do I have any quibbles about.  This sort of thing  clearly doesn’t bother Araucaria, so should it bother us?  Plenty of drug use in this crossword too, showing a familiarity with illegal substances unbefitting of a clergyman perhaps.

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