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Archive for May 16th, 2012

Independent 7983/Dac

Posted by John on 16th May 2012


Rather harder than the usual Dac I thought, with one or two words that were less than familiar. But, as always, the sort of thing he serves up week after week, with never apparently any diminution of standard and some first-class clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sloggers and Betters (London) – 30th May

Posted by Admin on 16th May 2012


The annual lunch for Times setters is taking place on 30th May and this will be followed by a Sloggers and Betters get-together in The Town of Ramsgate (62 Wapping High Street E1) from 4:30pm onwards. All welcome.

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Financial Times 14,005 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 16th May 2012


Easy for some.

Old timers with find this easy, more of a ‘write in’ than a solve.  However, I would not say this is an easy crossword for everyone as there are some obscure words and devices that will be difficult if you have not seen them before (and remebered them from last time!).  A challenge to complete if you worked it all out for yourself.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,637 by Paul

Posted by PeterO on 16th May 2012


This shows Paul’s characteristic inventiveness in wordplay; fortunately I seem to be close to his wavelength. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 1228: Characters by Shark

Posted by HolyGhost on 16th May 2012


Quite a lot going here, and a grade 4 workout. Five works by x to be discovered …
Original letters in down misprinted definitions {novel} spell out the first. Replacing x‘s initials with other letters (leaving real words) leads to the next two – to be highlighted. A continuous line drawn through a symbol in the grid cryptically indicates the fourth; and the unclued entries are loosely defined by the fifth. Phew!

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