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Archive for August 16th, 2011

Independent 7748/Monk

Posted by John on 16th August 2011


There was a time when Monk’s crosswords were the ones I anticipated most eagerly of all. Which suggests that I am lukewarm about this one: not the case; it was easier than his devilish constructions of the past, but the clues were of a uniformly high standard and the whole thing was very enjoyable.

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Financial Times 13773 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 16th August 2011


An enjoyable, not too taxing puzzle and some nice surfaces.  Thanks Armonie.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  P.S. Two of the picture sets have a hidden connection within each respective set, which I hope you’ll enjoy teasing out.

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Guardian 25,402 – Puck

Posted by Uncle Yap on 16th August 2011

Uncle Yap.

What a beautiful morning. The last time I blogged a Puck, it was such a pleasure as his puzzle was “inspired” by a term I coined, Puck the Magic Dragon. This time round, clue after clue, he did not cease to amaze me with his versatility and variety of devices that challenged and entertained. Bravo ! Puck

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