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Archive for April 24th, 2011

Beelzebub 1104

Posted by Jed on 24th April 2011

Jed.

Another tough call this week from the prince of the fallen angels

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Independent on Sunday 1105 by Raich

Posted by Uncle Yap on 24th April 2011

Uncle Yap.

I have always found Quixote to be scrupulously fair and Ximenean so when I approached this first non-Quixote puzzle in this series, I was filled with a bit of trepidation. My fear, alas, was justified. Many of Raich’s clues, if entered in any of the rpc competitions, would have been politely but firmly rejected. There seemed to be quite a few extraneous words that were also rather obtrusive. I am not exactly enthralled by Raich.

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Azed 2029

Posted by Andrew on 24th April 2011

Andrew.

I finished about three-quarters of this quite quickly and without aids, but finishing it off was a bit more of a struggle. As usual I had to do quite a lot of Chambers-trawling to confirm all the details of some obscure words. Clever and high-quality clueing as always from Azed.

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Everyman crossword No 3,368

Posted by PeterO on 24th April 2011

PeterO.

This did not strike me as a top-notch Everyman. There are several simple charades where the answer is two words (or one word articulating naturally into two parts), and the wordplay just defines the two parts separately; I feel 2D and 15D are weak, and 22D seems faulty. I do like 1A, 20A, 9D and particularly 5D. As a whole, the puzzle has something of the feel of a Rufus.Thanks to Tor for being the first to point out my errors. Read the rest of this entry »

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