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Archive for May 24th, 2011

Independent 7676/Nimrod

Posted by John on 24th May 2011

John.

Just what one doesn’t want when in a hurry to get the blog done. This took me quite a long time and if it hadn’t been for the Reveal button I’d still be doing it now. Time and again I gave up, pressed Reveal, and looked at the clue for a long time before explaining it; which I failed to do in every case: some are still a mystery to me.

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Financial Times 13701 REDSHANK

Posted by scchua on 24th May 2011

scchua.

First time I’m blogging this setter, and can’t say whether I’ve done his puzzles previously.  Slow start, but progressed steadily.  He seems to favour &lits, at least in this puzzle, and there are some excellent surface readings as well.  Thanks REDSHANK.  (Definitions are underlined in the clues.)

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Guardian 25,330 – Arachne

Posted by Uncle Yap on 24th May 2011

Uncle Yap.

I do not remember ever blogging this setter and today’s mini-theme of people who need their heads examined left me as cold as if I were reading about 18th-century Russian shipbuilding terminology. However, there are some very clever, creative and challenging clues …

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