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Archive for March 24th, 2011

Independent 7,624/Tees

Posted by Ali on 24th March 2011


Two tricky ones on the trot for me. I thought this was every bit as tough as last Friday’s Red Nose Day offering, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t need some help with a few clues. Again!

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Financial Times 13,650 / Aardvark

Posted by smiffy on 24th March 2011


As good an Aardvark as I can recall.  Plenty of imaginative and diligent clueing ideas, including a salutary reminder to us all (at 6D) that a clue doesn’t have to be fiendishly technical to be top of the class.

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Guardian 25,278 – Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 24th March 2011


I seem to get be getting all the Chifonies lately, and this is another fairly typical specimen, with a large proportion of charade clues, though I found it if anything slightly harder than the last couple. Apart from that, nothing really to add to my previous comments on this setter.

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Financial Times 13,641 / Crux

Posted by Agentzero on 24th March 2011


Prize Puzzle from the Monday March 14 FT

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Financial Times 13,640 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th March 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 12
I polished off most of this puzzle fairly quickly but for 23A (TELEVISE) I had to resort to a pattern-look-up utility! It’s a fine clue but tough especially since the checked letters are mostly Es. While some clues strike me as uninspired (26A, for example), I applaud 12A (BENDER), 24A (UNDIES) and 13D (EAST BERLIN).

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