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Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Financial Times 13,762 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 3rd August 2011


A difficult, but very good crossword from Monk with many good clues to choose from. There are so many misleading surfaces and red-herrings that for a while I was staring at a blank grid not even knowing how to start.  Then gradually the pfennigs started to drop…

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Independent 7737 by Dac

Posted by flashling on 3rd August 2011


Dac’s back after a week away. 1ac is a new term for me but a quick internet search confirmed it. Some nice long anagrams to get yer teeth into.

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The Guardian No 25,391by Orlando

Posted by Stella on 3rd August 2011


I was pleased to see Orlando as my first cryptic blog, as I usually tune in quite well to his style.

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Cyclops 448

Posted by jetdoc on 3rd August 2011


Oh dear, two whole weeks late! Circumstances (like having to go abroad for an emergency business meeting, being ill when I got back, etc.) conspired, but that’s not a good enough excuse. Just a brief blog, then, in case anyone is still puzzled about the wordplay. I promise to do better with 450. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1187: Not Funny by Loda

Posted by kenmac on 3rd August 2011


There are nine unclued entries. Eight of them represent eleven from a set and the ninth represents the last line of a quote formed by superfluous words in across clues. In the same way superfluous words from down clues lead to the work from which the quote is taken. From the superfluous words we have to take the second and fourth letter, in either order.

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