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Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Financial Tines 13,649 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd March 2011

PeeDee.

This is my first blog of GAFF, and I’m afraid it has defeated me, there are two answers I can’t really explain at all.  So, any help from the wise would be appreciated. 

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Independent 7623/Dac

Posted by John on 23rd March 2011

John.

Nothing special from Dac today. Normally when one says this one means that it is mediocre, with nothing remarkably good about it. In this case it simply means that the crossword is well up to Dac’s usual standard and as always on Wednesdays everything is elegant and efficient. There are as one would expect some typically excellent clues.

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Guardian 25,277 by Bonxie

Posted by PeterO on 23rd March 2011

PeterO.

A brief offering, mainly because I started out with yesterday’s crossword by mistake! Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1168: Initial letters by Schadenfreude

Posted by HolyGhost on 23rd March 2011

HolyGhost.

A bit more difficult than some recent puzzles … not made easier by my going away for a weekend’s walking with no Chambers and only a rather dated Collins that I found in the pub – not much help there.
 
Initial letters of extra words spell out a quotation with one word missing. Whenever such an extra word has an odd number of letters, the middle letter must be highlighted in the entry for the corresponding clue; then, reading left to right and row by row, these highlighted letters + the isolated central cell spell out the author. Finally, we have to represent the word missing from the quotation by joining up all the occurrences of its initial letter in the completed grid. Phew.

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