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Archive for March 16th, 2012

Financial Times 13,954 by Bradman

Posted by Jed on 16th March 2012

Jed.

Tough call today with a couple not fully explained as yet especially 7d. 13d is a stretch

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Beelzebub 1148

Posted by Jed on 16th March 2012

Jed.

Have carefully posted this after the newly-extended deadline

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Guardian 25,585 / Picaroon

Posted by Eileen on 16th March 2012

Eileen.

It’s always a little disconcerting to come across an unfamiliar setter’s name – particularly on a Friday, when we expect something more challenging, and even more so if you’re the one due to blog. I don’t recognise Picaroon’s name and s/he hasn’t made it to Michael Curl’s excellent Who’s Who yet. [One more slightly disconcerting thing is that a Picaroon – I know from crosswords – is a pirate, so could this possibly be a subterfuge by some setter that we already know and love?]

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Independent 7931 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 16th March 2012

duncanshiell.

The Independent crossword that I blogged last week – the one by Hypnos with the whistleblower theme – generated a good deal of comment and controversy.  I feel sure that this one will attract less controversy, but I hope it generates plenty of comment as it is the kind of puzzle that should be solvable or nearly solvable by many during the daily commute.

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