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Archive for March 31st, 2011

Guardian 25,284 / Gordius

Posted by Eileen on 31st March 2011

Eileen.

Well, no one can say we don’t get variety in Guardian puzzles!

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Independent 7,630 / Anax

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 31st March 2011

RatkojaRiku.

This was my first attempt at blogging an Anax puzzle, and given how challenging I always find his puzzles, panic immediately set in: while under normal circumstances I would expect to get at least close to finishing one given time, how would I fare with a tight deadline for posting facing me?

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Financial Times 13,656 / Redshank

Posted by smiffy on 31st March 2011

smiffy.

The pipeline of puzzles for the FT must be operating on a relatively short lead-time at present, as Redshank segues several topical clue surfaces on us today (e.g. 11A, 2D, 4D). Enough nifty wordplay here to sustain me, although I felt that – on occasion – that good work was at risk of being undermined by several dead-giveaway definitions.

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Financial Times 13,646 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st March 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 19
As I have probably mentioned many times, I am a long-time fan of Cinephile but all the same am very ready to criticize him. After some fifty years of compiling crosswords he can still come up with some gems — but this is not one of them. I think that 19D (GORBALS) is definitely faulty and several other clues here are questionable. The only clues I really like are 22A (RESIDUE) and 3D (SOLAR).

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