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Archive for August 21st, 2011

In memory of Mike Laws

Posted by jetdoc on 21st August 2011

jetdoc.

Yesterday (20 August 2011) a group of crossword addicts went to the ‘office’ used by the late Mike Laws — The Springfield Park Tavern, in Bounds Green, north London — to present two framed tributes which will be hung above the corner he made his own. In the background to the presentation, you can see the Chambers used by Mike when he was at work.

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Beelzebub 1,121

Posted by Simon Harris on 21st August 2011

Simon Harris.

A solve of two halves for me this week, comprised of a first session where I made very slow progress and solved only a handful, followed a few days later by a second attempt where everything fell into place rather more smoothly. In the end, an unaided finish, but it doesn’t count because I’d guessed wrongly at 11dn.

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AZED No. 2,046 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on 21st August 2011

The Trafites.

Nick:  Typical AZED this week, which I rate 6/10 on the ‘Azedian’ hardness scale.

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Everyman No. 3385 (14th August)

Posted by The Trafites on 21st August 2011

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning peeps,

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Independent on Sunday 1122: Poins

Posted by jetdoc on 21st August 2011

jetdoc.

A bit of a mixed bag from Poins — all clues are sound, but some are very simple indeed, while some (25a, 26d, for example) have more deceptive wordplay and were much more satisfying to solve. 30a is quite a neat clue, though hardly one that gave pleasure, given the context. Read the rest of this entry »

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