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Archive for October 18th, 2011

Independent 7,802/Anax

Posted by Ali on 18th October 2011


The good thing about regular crossword solving is that, given any puzzle at random by a non-cruciverbalist, you would expect to be able to prove your worth by casually solving one or two clues at a first glance. Every now and again though, a puzzle comes along which makes you wonder if all the years of solving have taught you anything. This was one of those puzzles!

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Posted in Independent | 13 Comments »

Financial Times 13827 Gurney

Posted by scchua on 18th October 2011


This continues the series of Gurney puzzles that I have found enjoyable, not too tough.  All nicely clued, with some clever surfaces.  Thanks Gurney.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Hidden connection in one of the picture sets.

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Guardian 25,456 – Pasquale

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th October 2011

Uncle Yap.

This is a complete and balanced and absolutely delicious meal from a consummate chef, if you will pardon the culinary parallel … a mini-theme, intriguing linkages between answers, some lovely cryptic definitions, some uncommon words (but clued fairly and simply to compensate) and some tichy devices. I found this puzzle challenging but extremely entertaining. Thank you, Don

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Posted in Guardian | 36 Comments »