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Archive for March 17th, 2011

Guardian 25,272 / Brummie

Posted by duncanshiell on 17th March 2011

duncanshiell.

This took me some time as I was fixated on a number of wrong answers for some time.

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Independent 7618/Anax

Posted by John on 17th March 2011

John.

A breathtaking achievement from Anax. The vast majority of the clues have a surface that refers to the same thing, yet there is no strain and they all work quite naturally. This kind of thing must be far more of an effort for the setter than for the solver, because lack of knowledge of the theme will make no difference to whether or not one can solve a clue.

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Financial Times 13,644 / Orense

Posted by smiffy on 17th March 2011

smiffy.

A few nice touches but, to be blunt, I couldn’t find an abundance of things to enthuse over today.  I shall be an absentee host today, as I’m travelling for much of the duration, so apologies if any corrections or questions go unheeded until very late in the day.

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Financial Times 13,635 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 17th March 2011

Agentzero.

FT Prize Puzzle of Monday March 7

A very enjoyable puzzle, with a number of simple but elegant — or should I say simple therefore elegant? – clues.  I have in mind, among others, 21 across, 29 across, and 7 down.  But Clue of The Day honours goes to 24 down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,634 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th March 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 5
Cincinnus has some unusual clues for us this week, 1A (TABLOIDS), 7D (GEMMA) and 20D (DORY), plus a typical gem of an anagram in 6D (REPTILIAN), and at least one semi-&lit. in 21D (DOWAGER). Some might see 4D as one too (DUKEDOM).

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