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Archive for April 18th, 2012

Financial Times 13,981 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 18th April 2012


A very enjoyable crossword, a lot easier to write the answers than to explain why they are are correct.

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Independent 7959/Dac

Posted by John on 18th April 2012


As usual a thoroughly satisfactory crossword from Dac; indeed ‘satisfactory’ is to damn with faint praise. It is of course far more than satisfactory, and as always the surfaces are smooth and shiny. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,613 by Paul

Posted by PeterO on 18th April 2012


As usual, the definition is underlined in each clue.

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Inquisitor 1224: I’m Back! by Augeas

Posted by HolyGhost on 18th April 2012


Augeas’s second Inquisitor puzzle, so an appropriate title? And forgive me if I’m brief – on a week’s break for Easter, just outside Hay-on-Wye.
Four items have something in common, three of them being the unclued entries in the top, middle, and bottom rows; the remaining item is an anagram of (some of) the letters in shaded cells, the rest providing what is needed to complete the grid appropriately. All fairly clear, except for the slightly mysterious last part. (The final bit of the rubric was slightly garbled, but the paraphrase above is what was meant.)

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