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Archive for March 21st, 2012

Financial Times 13,958 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 21st March 2012

PeeDee.

I got off to a quick start but then found it pretty difficult to finish. I got there in the end (just!). Thank you Monk.

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Independent 7935/Dac

Posted by John on 21st March 2012

John.

As always a smooth solving experience from Dac. His surfaces are quite outstanding: without apparently trying he manages one that is suited perfectly to the clue and he does this time and again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,589 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 21st March 2012

PeterO.

This was not as difficult as I thought at first glance that it would be.

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Inquisitor 1220: Rules for 27 by Raich

Posted by HolyGhost on 21st March 2012

HolyGhost.

Answers to 16 clues have one letter removed (wherever it occurs) before entry; wordplay refers to the entry. The three unclued entries are of a kind with what these missing letters suggest. Ten cells are to be highlighted in the final grid.
 
If I were to stretch John H’s easy-to-hard ranking from 1-3 to a less coarse 1-5, I’d grade this a 2.

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