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Archive for April 25th, 2012

Financial Times 13,987 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 25th April 2012

PeeDee.

A pretty straightforward puzzle today, very enjoyable nonetheless.  Thank you Cinephile.

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Independent 7965 / Crosophile

Posted by duncanshiell on 25th April 2012

duncanshiell.

This looks like a fairly standard crossword from Crosophile.  The clues are not too difficult, the wordplay is not too complex and the vocabulary of the entries comprises words I would expect to find in Independent news articles and features.

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Inquisitor 1225: One Down by Schadenfreude

Posted by duncanshiell on 25th April 2012

duncanshiell.

This puzzle had quite a long preamble, as follows: ‘Initially the filled grid will contain seven consecutive empty cells.  One letter must be removed from the answers to 20 clues and the residue used to form a word or proper nouns for grid entry, in seven cases without rearrangement.  The removed letters provide an instruction.  All entries in the final grid are real words or names or phrases, including a well-known brand name.  Those experiencing difficulty may be rescued by 21 down’.

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Guardian 25,619 – Gordius

Posted by Andrew on 25th April 2012

Andrew.

Another rather horrible grid, with four semi-isolated quadrants. There were a couple of these last week, where the setters had helpfully split some answers around the quadrants. No such luck here, but instead there are quite a lot of very obvious clues that wouldn’t be out of place in the Quiptic.

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