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Archive for June 29th, 2012

Independent 8021/Phi

Posted by John on 29th June 2012

John.

One of those themed crosswords that takes a long time to start if you don’t immediately see the gateway clue (as I have discovered it’s called; in this case 5dn). Then much of the filling can be done with a list of 5dns handy, although I didn’t use such a list. This type of themed crossword always seems inferior to those where the solution is done without any ‘blind’ clues and then you only see the Nina at the end as a sort of add-on.

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Beelzebub 1164

Posted by Jed on 29th June 2012

Jed.

Satisfyingly difficult

 

 

 

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Financial Times 14,043 by Bradman

Posted by Jed on 29th June 2012

Jed.

Clever and witty clues

 

 

 

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,675 by Araucaria

Posted by PeterO on 29th June 2012

PeterO.

Here we have the wide range of references and creative clueing typical of Araucaria.

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