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Archive for October 11th, 2011

Independent 7796/Eimi

Posted by John on 11th October 2011

John.

It seems to be ages since Eimi appeared, certainly ages since I blogged one of his crosswords. Everything was fairly easy today and it wasn’t the agonising Tuesday experience that I’d been fearing. There were some lovely anagrams and when I solved 15ac I suspected a cricket theme, since I know that although football is one of Eimi’s great loves, cricket also features a bit (as witness that excellent crossword a couple of years ago where Flintoff and Anderson featured), but apparently no; in fact I can’t see a theme at all.

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Financial Times 13821 Neo

Posted by scchua on 11th October 2011

scchua.

Neo’s puzzles can sometimes be quite fiendish, and the first runthrough of the across clues yielded nothing.  Panic was about to set in, unitl I got a foothold after a couple of down clues in the SW corner.  An enjoyable puzzle with a financial flavour, as befits the FT, with some clever surfaces and misdirections.  Thanks Neo.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Hidden connections in 2 of the picture sets.

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Guardian 25,450 – Philistine

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th October 2011

Uncle Yap.

A pleasant stroll through the park … so pleasant that I missed the theme device which is a very clever and creative ruse. Very enjoyable puzzle.

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