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Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Independent 7,649 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 22nd April 2011

RatkojaRiku.

Solving today’s crossword has made a not insignificant contribution to my vocabulary, both for new words in the language (such as at 6 and 15) and for words which have doubtless been around for a lot longer (such as at 8 and 18). In three out of these four cases, I worked out the solution from the wordplay, although I didn’t know the acronym in 8 either and had to search Chambers for the solution to complete the puzzle.

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Guardian 25,303 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 22nd April 2011

Eileen.

I didn’t know quite what to expect today, after a roller-coaster of a week. An Orlando puzzle is always welcome and this was no disappointment – nothing too taxing but a good variety of clue types and some very smooth and amusing surfaces, which is always a bonus for me. Many thanks, Orlando, for an entertaining and enjoyable puzzle.

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Enigmatic Variations 962: Depicting the South by Kruger

Posted by Dave Hennings on 22nd April 2011

Dave Hennings.

A fairly straightforward puzzle this week, certainly one of Kruger’s easier ones … perhaps to help us meet the one day earlier deadline. What’s more, no extra letters, words or misprints to worry about!

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