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Archive for June 26th, 2011

Beelzebub 1,113 (19/06/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th June 2011

Simon Harris.

A bumper number of clues to tackle this week, but I seemed to make very swift progress. An all-but-unaided finish in the end, just pulling out the Big Red Book to check entries for 9dn and 26dn before committing to them. An enjoyable solve as always.

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Everyman No. 3377 (19th June)

Posted by The Trafites on 26th June 2011

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning all,

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Independent on Sunday 1114: Crosophile

Posted by jetdoc on 26th June 2011

jetdoc.

I am blogging this in The Old Joint Stock in Birmingham, where we are anticipating tomorrow’s Sloggers & Betters meet (which will have happened by the time you read this). Fortunately, it doesn’t seem much like hard work — Crosophile manages to add a touch of humour and some nifty wordplay to the fairly straightforward clues. I particularly like the construction of 13a. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2038: The broad is leaving the church

Posted by jetdoc on 26th June 2011

jetdoc.

With my cruciverbal workload having increased recently, I have to make this my final Azed blog for the foreseeable future. It was a good one to go out on, with some clever and varied wordplay. I solved most of it pretty quickly, but needed to check in Chambers quite a lot of what I had provisionally worked out. I was held up for a while working out the wordplay at 29a.

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