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Archive for April 6th, 2012

Independent 7949/Phi

Posted by John on 6th April 2012


As usual a good crossword from Phi. It was not the difficult one that some on this site feared when we had some easier ones early in the week, but it was made harder for me because of my lack of geographical knowledge, some of the clues being based around towns etc in the north-east of England; and also by the fact that the test match was on in the background. I had never heard of 24ac, which seems to be so small that it has not found its way into my copy of Pear’s Cyclopaedia.

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Beelzebub 1152

Posted by Jed on 6th April 2012







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Beelzebub 1,151

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th April 2012

Simon Harris.

I think I dodged a bullet here. Blogging the odd-numbered puzzles meant that I didn’t have to contend with the April Fools’ Day special, and instead drew this tractable but satisfying puzzle.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,603 by Philistine

Posted by PeterO on 6th April 2012


Uncle Yap seems to have been hogging Philistine’s blogs recently, and I am happy to take this one from him. The crossword is marked by some quite unusual wordplays (wordsplay?).

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