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Archive for August 5th, 2011

Independent 7,739/Phi

Posted by Ali on 5th August 2011


Apologies for the lateness and brevity. This was great stuff as ever from Phi, and given how busy I’ve been today, mercifully low on clues. I think it might be a pangram too, but really haven’t got time to go checking I’m afraid!

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Financial Times 13,764 / Falcon

Posted by shuchi on 5th August 2011


Most of this felt straightforward and pleasant. There were a few too many proper nouns for my liking but nothing that the wordplay did not help with.

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Guardian 25,393 – Tramp

Posted by Andrew on 5th August 2011


Having struggled somewhat with Tramp’s Genius puzzle last month, I was a bit apprehensive to see his name again here, but this turned out to be quite plain sailing. Of the linked answers, I got 10,1 first (without the help of 5ac), and the long 26,16,24,12,10 quickly followed. Although these filled up a good proportion of the grid, there was still enjoyment to be had in working out the rest, with lots of examples of Tramp’s characteristically verbose style of clueing.

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