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Archive for March 19th, 2012

Guardian Cryptic 25587 Rufus

Posted by scchua on 19th March 2012

scchua.

The usual from Rufus today, with some enjoyable surfaces.  Thanks Rufus.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The picture set at the bottom has an unidentified link with the crossword.

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Independent 7933/Quixote

Posted by Pierre on 19th March 2012

Pierre.

After celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary with the Indy two Fridays ago, Quixote is back in his usual Monday slot with another clearly-clued and enjoyable puzzle.  John, the blogger for the Don’s puzzle that day, indicated that he would recommend the Quixote Monday crossword to newer solvers, and I wouldn’t disagree with that advice.  So as usual I’ve tried to give full explanations in case there are some of that ilk who are lurking out there today and are still getting to grips with this strangely addictive cryptic world.  If you don’t need all that detail, you can of course look away now …

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Guardian Quiptic 644/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 19th March 2012

Pierre.

A value for money Quiptic from Moley today, with a very full grid to keep us occupied.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 464 – Stalag Leveson

Posted by beermagnet on 19th March 2012

beermagnet.

How many tabloid editors or execs will end up in “Stalag Leveson”?
Expectations are being laid by the number of people that have been arrested by Operations Weeting and Elveden, but preparations are being put in place for rearguard action claiming the openness of Leveson means fair trials will not be possible. I would be beyond ironic if that defence means crooks get off.
So will anyone other than footsoldiers like Goodman and Mulcaire ever pick up their just desserts?

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