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Archive for August 24th, 2011

Financial Times 13,780 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 24th August 2011


A good plain crossword from Aardvark.   No themes, ninas or other funny business, just straightforward crossword fun.  My favourite clue was 14 down, least favourite was 17 down.

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Guardian 25,409 / Enigmatist

Posted by Eileen on 24th August 2011


Well, this was a surprise for a Wednesday – especially as I was convinced we were due for a Gordius – but I’m certainly not complaining! It was quite a tough work-out but there were some very satisfying moments when various pennies dropped. There might be some eyebrows raised at ‘parochial’ sayings / references but there were, as always, some really excellent clues. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Many thanks, Enigmatist, for a really satisfying puzzle.

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Independent 7,755 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 24th August 2011


With Dac as the mastermind behind today’s puzzle, highly sound clues with
smooth-as-silk surface readings were bound to be the order of the day,
and Dac did not disappoint. Overall, I very much enjoyed this puzzle
and made steady progress throughout, grinding to a halt only in the SW corner,
where 19 and 21 were both new words for me. My own feeling is that it was rather
beastly of Dac to slot two less familiar words into the same corner of the puzzle!

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Inquisitor 1190 – Part-time by Charybdis

Posted by Hihoba on 24th August 2011


Has Charybdis been on holiday to Cornwall recently? If so he set a corking crossword while there! The rubric was pretty complex and, having read through it and not understood much, I cracked on with the normal clues. These were reasonably straightforward, though, as usual, I had Spenserian problems and found some wordplay difficult.

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