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Archive for May 20th, 2011

Independent 7,673 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 20th May 2011

RatkojaRiku.

I enjoyed solving and blogging this one, which used a grid that I hadn’t come across before. Furthermore, it was definitely the first time that I had come across the entry at 3 (my favourite clue!) and 6 in a crossword (although I would have expected the word to be marked colloquial somehow). This was the kind of puzzle where I found the solutions fairly quickly but then struggled to understand all the wordplay, not least at 1, where the penny finally dropped after lots of head-scratching.

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Financial Times 13,698 / Bradman

Posted by shuchi on 20th May 2011

shuchi.

A solid puzzle from Bradman, which was mostly a comfortable solve 3/4th of the way. A hasty wrong answer at 26a kept me stuck in the bottom-right of the puzzle, till I got 21d and was forced to rethink.

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Guardian 25,327 / Pasquale

Posted by Eileen on 20th May 2011

Eileen.

A fairly gentle puzzle from Pasquale to round off a week of good puzzles: nothing too controversial or obscure, I think, with a nice mix of clue types and a few smiles along the way.

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