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Archive for June 22nd, 2011

Independent 7,701/Dac

Posted by Ali on 22nd June 2011


I thought this was definitely a bit tougher than an average Dac. I struggled with a few of the lower answers here and I’d say 6D is not far from impossible without a decent geographical knowledge of France.

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Financial Times 13,726 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd June 2011


A great crossword from Gozo, very enjoyable and I managed it with only a little help from Wikipedia this time.

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Inquisitor 1181: Repetitive Practice by Charybdis

Posted by duncanshiell on 22nd June 2011


The preamble stated that unchecked letters of the 10 unclued grid entries, including mutual crossing letters, spell CELIBATE BEDTIME WEEK. The unclued entries could be described by 13 contiguous cells (3,6,4) which extend from top to bottom of the grid.  These cells (forming the ’27’?) must be highlighted.

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Guardian 25,355 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 22nd June 2011


A couple of weeks ago I noted that I was blogging my first Araucaria puzzle for over six months; today I see that this is my first Paul for even longer: since 23rd September last year in fact. This is a typically enjoyable sample of his work, with a fishy theme (revealed in the clues, so I don’t think giving anything away).

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