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Archive for February 29th, 2012

A BIG “THANK YOU” FROM RUFUS

Posted by Admin on 29th February 2012

Admin.

The last ten days have been very busy, and very enjoyable, for me, and so many people have taken time and effort to make it so. From the February 18th surprise party at my local pub, to a family gathering last weekend in a Derbyshire farmhouse, via a reception at the Guardian on the Eve of my 80th birthday, I have been taken by surprise by the tremendous warmth and friendliness of people in the crossword world.

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Financial Times 13,940 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 29th February 2012

PeeDee.

I found this quite difficult, but ultimately a very satisfying solve.  Thank you Monk.

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Independent 7917 / Anarche

Posted by duncanshiell on 29th February 2012

duncanshiell.

This is the first crossword I have blogged by Anarche.  I thought I might have blogged some of her crosswords under the name Arachne in The Guardian, but I don’t seem to have done any of those either.

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Inquisitor 1217: Request Stop by Ifor

Posted by duncanshiell on 29th February 2012

duncanshiell.

The preamble stated that ‘Solvers must fill the central cell and highlight it together with 12 others, so identifying a character whose first action provides the theme.  Each perimeter entry is a pair of words thematically related to solutions to the relevant clues, which are not to be entered.  The answers to the remaining clues must be thematically modified before entry: numbers in parentheses refer to grid entries’

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Guardian 25,571 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 29th February 2012

Andrew.

This is getting spooky – three Araucarias in a row. I wondered if there’d be something related to today being 29 February, but I don’t think there is. Happy Leap-day to everyone anyway!

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