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Archive for January 31st, 2012

Independent 7892/Anax

Posted by John on 31st January 2012


Poor old Anax seems to be stuck with me at the moment and I probably don’t do justice to a beautifully-crafted crossword with some lovely clues.

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Financial Times 13915 Neo

Posted by scchua on 31st January 2012


Every so often the FT will start its week (Monday being a prize puzzle, it doesn’t count) with a more-than-usually difficult one eg. a Neo.  So I thought, on seeing the setter and the presence of a theme, that I could write in the anti-cliche “not a gentle start to the week” :-) .  But it turned out to be not so ungentle – the theme was something I could readily handle, and the non-thematic solutions weren’t difficult to work out.  Thank you Neo for the enjoyment.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The 2 picture sets at the bottom each has an unidentified link with the puzzle.

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Guardian 25,546 – Araucaria

Posted by Uncle Yap on 31st January 2012

Uncle Yap.

What a privilege to blog another Araucaria puzzle. As expected, it was a display of The Master’s dexterity and artistry with the English language. I quite enjoyed being teased and tantalised …

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