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Archive for December 7th, 2011

Independent 7,845/Dac

Posted by Ali on 7th December 2011


Lovely stuff as ever from Dac. I found some of this very tough with a lot of cleverly hidden definitions and struggled with the 2 long cryptic def. clues. I cannot find a single bad word to say about it though.

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Financial Times 13,870 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 7th December 2011


Yet another quality crossword from Cinephile and another pleasure to blog.  I never cease to be amazed how he continues to produce such good crosswords at the rate he does and keeps them feeling fresh and original.  Thank you Cinephile.

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Inquisitor 1205: Poet and Poem by Loda

Posted by duncanshiell on 7th December 2011


The preamble told us that "solvers must fill in the central cell and highlight the poet and the poem in the completed grid (14 squares in total, in a logical order).  The perimeter consists of the poem’s opening, after the title, and 10 answers are to be relevantly mutilated before entry.  Almost half of the remaining clues contain an extra word, the first letter of which, in order, spelling out the the poem’s conclusion."

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Guardian 25,499 – Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 7th December 2011


In contrast to yesterday’s fairly tricky puzzle from Bonxie, this is a typical Chifonie, with entirely straightforward constructions, so one that would be suitable for beginners. I have a familiar quibble about 2dn, and have qualms about the repetition of a wordplay element in 25ac and 5dn, but otherwise clear and thoroughly sound.

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