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Archive for June 15th, 2011

Financial Times 13,720 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 15th June 2011

PeeDee.

A very good crossword from Gaff, which I enjoyed immensely.  I started late, as I had to retrieve a sick child from school, and then after a long time was still staring a grid with only 4 completed solutions and facing the very embarrassing prospect of having to ask someone else to complete the blog for me.  Finally I gave in and started searching Wikipedia for a likely aniversary and then hit the jackpot and the answers started coming thick and fast.

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Independent 7695/Dac

Posted by John on 15th June 2011

John.

As always a lovely crossword from Dac. I solved it online and didn’t time myself, but there seemed to be nothing of any great difficulty here: it all went in very smoothly, something that is not always true for this solver, even with Dac. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic Nº 25,349 by Orlando: A tall story

Posted by PeterO on 15th June 2011

PeterO.

This time a title is in order, since tales are plastered all over the clues. Enjoyable, with some fine surfaces and a few convoluted wordplays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1180: Football-Free Zone by Raich

Posted by HolyGhost on 15th June 2011

HolyGhost.

Extra letters in the wordplay of across clues indicate how answers to down clues are to be entered. Seven letters have to be highlighted in the completed grid.
 
An 11×11 grid, and so not many clues … good news for a blogger? We’ll see.

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