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Archive for November 8th, 2011

Financial Times 13845 Phssthpok

Posted by scchua on 8th November 2011


I found today’s difficult (as any Guardian or Indy cryptic).  Starting was easy enough with the NW quarter quickly filled in, but the other 3 put up quite a struggle.  For some time, I thought that I wasn’t going to have a complete blog.  Or perhaps it’s just me, and it’s time for a break?  :-)  Thanks Phssthpok, for an enjoyable workout with a puzzle that had several uniquely/uncommonly tricky clues.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  There’s a hidden connection in one of the picture series.

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Independent 7820/Anax

Posted by John on 8th November 2011


An easier, certainly less daunting, than usual offering from Anax, with the usual assortment of quite brilliant clues. He has produced a rather weird crossword in which eight of the clues 1/3 across. Personally I can’t quite see the point, but no doubt there is more to it than meets the eye and there is some devilishly clever idea that I have quite failed to see.

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Guardian 25,474 – Gordius

Posted by Uncle Yap on 8th November 2011

Uncle Yap.
Quite a grind but a good and entertaining workout for me. As to be expected in a Gordius, some obscure and esoteric references

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