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Archive for August 1st, 2012

Financial Times 14,071 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 1st August 2012


A difficult but very rewarding puzzle.  Monk at his best.

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Independent 8049 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 1st August 2012


Our turn for another Dac to blog so no complaints about the surface reading of the clues! A good solid enjoyable puzzle as far as we were concerned with a touch of nostalgia in 14ac! Our only quibble is with the definition in 7d although Dac has included a ‘?’ at the end, perhaps suggesting a dubious meaning.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,703 by Boatman

Posted by PeterO on 1st August 2012


Boatman can come up with some tough puzzles; I found this one easier than some of his, but by no means a pushover.

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Inquisitor 1239: MP’s Fancy by Samuel

Posted by kenmac on 1st August 2012


Four members of a thematic group can be identified in the completed grid by amending the contents of one unchecked cell in each of four entries, one of which so it contains two letters. Three distinct strings of six letters, each spelling out a further member of the group, must be highlighted, also revealing the subject matter. The wordplay in 39 clues leads to the answer plus a superfluous letter not to be entered into the grid: these give five thematically related groups and individuals.

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