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Archive for August 15th, 2011

Independent 7747 by Anarche

Posted by nmsindy on 15th August 2011

nmsindy.

This is a pseudonym I do not recall seeing in the Indy before.     It’s an anagram of Arachne so I guess it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that it has some connection with the distinguished Guardian etc setter who uses that pseudonym.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,401 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 15th August 2011

PeterO.

A gentle outing, even by the standards of Rufus, despite a couple of definitions that were new to me.
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Quiptic N° 613 by Arachne

Posted by PeterO on 15th August 2011

PeterO.

Several of the clues required some thought to work out the wordplay; in all this Quiptic took me longer to solve than today’s Rufus.
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Private Eye/Cyclops 449 – Olympic Silver

Posted by beermagnet on 15th August 2011

beermagnet.

Who would have thought in 1986 that the pudgy little chap with the fearsome wit could take on the responsibilities of the sarcastic classes and make it his own.  In a way it is sad that there is still a need for Private Eye’s brand of investigative journalism, but there is always going to be a need for its humour, and  the crossword is a big part of that.

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