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Archive for September 6th, 2011

Shirley O’Brien (Auster)

Posted by Andrew on 6th September 2011


I was sorry to learn from Hugh Stephenson’s latest newsletter that Shirley O’Brien, aka Auster of the Guardian, died on 12 July at the age of 79. There’s an obituary from the Brisbane Courier-Mail here. Thanks to her, some of us here will never forget the expression “hump the bluey“. RIP

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Financial Times 13791 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 6th September 2011


This was a straightforward puzzle with many surfaces to enjoy.  Thanks Armonie.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  There are hidden connections in one of the picture sets.

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Independent 7766 by Radian

Posted by flashling on 6th September 2011


Radian seems to be doing a French course today.

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Guardian 25,420 – Puck

Posted by Uncle Yap on 6th September 2011

Uncle Yap.

Thank you Gaufrid for standing in for me so admirably. I am glad that I made the prior arrangement even though I had internet access in my hotel room in Tianjin and Beijing. What with an erratic schedule of running and late-night revelry and the fact that this blog (like Twitter & Facebook) is proscribed in China. However, Times for the Times is accessible … perhaps Times bloggers are made of tamer stuff :-) Anyway, it is good to be home again after more than a week of frolicking along the Great Wall (I am even more awed after seeing it close up) On! On!

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