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Archive for January 6th, 2012

Financial Times 13,894 / Redshank

Posted by shuchi on 6th January 2012


The last time I blogged a Redshank crossword, its theme took me a long time to decipher. This was easy enough to work out with 5a being one of the first answers in. This puzzle had one of those themes in which, once you know the trick, you get all the answers from the definition alone without having to unravel the wordplay. That letdown apart, I found this a pleasant puzzle with some cheeky/amusing techniques (e.g. 19a, 27a).

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Guardian Cryptic 25525 Tramp

Posted by scchua on 6th January 2012


Sorry for the later posting (long lunch).  This was an enjoyable offering from Tramp (as we have come to expect from him).  Well clued and neat surfaces.  Thanks Tramp.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The pair of pictures at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword.

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Independent 7871 by Phi

Posted by flashling on 6th January 2012


It’s that Friday feeling, Phi returns.

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