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Archive for April 1st, 2011

Financial Times 13,657 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 1st April 2011

shuchi.

A very fine crossword that I wish I could have solved and relished at a more leisurely pace – I’m late with the blog and have rushed through! Alberich is at his best with some lovely &lits, challenging wordplay and a wide range of knowledge domains. The SI at a few places is very devious (4d, 16d) and the penny hasn’t dropped on a couple of others yet (5a, 3d, 17d). // Update: Thanks to Eileen, deke and Lenny for filling in the gaps.

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Independent 7631 by Nimrod

Posted by flashling on 1st April 2011

flashling.

On Monday Gaufrid wrote: It was something of a surprise to see Phi on a Monday, Eimi must have something interesting lined up for April 1st Oh dear he was right, seems the joke is on me. To me this is Hard with a capital H, Anax yesterday, this has been a tough couple of days. It’s a Nimrod. So naturally there’s stuff I don’t quite get.

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Guardian 25,285 / Puck

Posted by mhl on 1st April 2011

mhl.

A characteristically inventive and intricate puzzle from Puck, with lots of very nice clues. This puzzle has one of those themes which is more like a chain of associations running through the clues – very satisfying to solve.

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Financial Times 13,647 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 1st April 2011

Agentzero.

FT Prize Puzzle of Monday March 21

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