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Archive for July 27th, 2011

Financial Times 13,756 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 27th July 2011

PeeDee.

A very enjoyable crossword from Aardvark.

No themes, multiple linked clues or other funny business, just straight down the line crossword fun.  My favourite clues were 1ac and 28ac.  1 across took me an inexplicably long time to solve, the answer was staring me in the face but for some reason I just couldn’t see it.

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Guardian 25,385 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 27th July 2011

Eileen.

My second Araucaria blog in less than a week. I’ve learned a couple of new words, where the cluing fortunately made them gettable, and wrestled with several of Araucaria’s characteristic long clues, which took twice as long as getting the answer – but we’re used to that. There were fewer outrageous liberties than last week, I think, but some might find 1dn a step too far!

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Independent 7,731 / Crosophile

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 27th July 2011

RatkojaRiku.

Crosophile had the edge over me this morning, I have to say. Having only blogged one of his puzzles until today, I have not yet fully fathomed how this setter’s mind works. Perhaps end-of-term fatigue is setting in for me on the solving front as well as on the work front.

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Inquisitor 1186 Crash-proof by Ploy

Posted by Hihoba on 27th July 2011

Hihoba.

After reading how disappointed Chalicea was that HolyGhost found her puzzle easy, I’m a bit hesitant about saying that this was one of my quicker Inquisitor solves. The clues seemed very straightforward, and the theme dropped out of the two letter choices pretty easily. Having said that, I found it an entertaining and nicely constructed puzzle.

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