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Archive for August 10th, 2011

Guardian 25,397 / Crucible

Posted by duncanshiell on 10th August 2011


The appearance of a Crucible puzzle in The Guardian today was flagged in the Fifteensquared comments on yesterday’s Independent puzzle from Radian. Crucible is The Guardian incarnation of Radian. Perhaps compilers could tell us why they use different names in different publications.

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Financial Times 13,768 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 10th August 2011


Another interesting and varied crossword from Cinephile.  I liked 1,9 for the the construction, 3 down made me laugh, 8 down for its cleverness.

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Independent 7743/Dac

Posted by John on 10th August 2011


As always a silky-smooth production from Dac. Some of the surfaces are, even by his high standards, quite excellent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1188: Firsts by Schadenfreude

Posted by HolyGhost on 10th August 2011


I have to say, this was a masterful offering from Schadenfreude, an old friend of the Inquisitor, and invariably ‘firm but fair’ – this was no exception.
The puzzle concerns two people and two significant “things”. Two entries are unclued (one of the people and one of the “things”); the other person and the other “thing” have to be highlighted in the completed grid. Seventeen clues have a misprint in the definition, correct letters spelling a thematic name.

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