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Archive for January 13th, 2012

Beelzebub 1,139

Posted by Simon Harris on 13th January 2012

Simon Harris.

We’ve had rather a long time to complete Beelzebub 1,139 for several reasons. I must admit I needed it: this seemed a very challenging puzzle.

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Posted by John on 13th January 2012


Unusually difficult for Phi today, I thought: on my first pass I solved far fewer clues than usual. Perhaps this was the result of my incompetence but one factor was the number of words that were defined in a slightly offbeat way.

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Guardian 25,531, by Araucaria

Posted by Stella on 13th January 2012


A gentle Friday puzzle from Araucaria, in which for once ellipses between clues actually contribute to the solve. I went straight in at 5ac. and the rest was mostly plain sailing . Thanks Arry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,900 / Aardvark

Posted by shuchi on 13th January 2012


It’s pretty unusual for Aardvark to make a Friday appearance and it made for a pleasant change. A gentle, enjoyable crossword with clever misdirections and natural clue surfaces.

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