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Archive for August 5th, 2012

Sloggers & Betters (Manchester), Saturday 8th September 2012 …..

Posted by Admin on 5th August 2012

Admin.

….. and Dean Meyer’s 50th birthday bash. Dean has sent the following information about these two events which I post verbatim: 

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Independent on Sunday 1,171 by Glow-worm

Posted by Simon Harris on 5th August 2012

Simon Harris.

A little while since I’ve blogged a Sunday Glow-worm, I think, so a nice change for me. I left this one a bit late in the week, so it was convenient that it wasn’t too onerous, and I seemed to sail through it fairly swiftly.

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Beelzebub 1,169

Posted by Simon Harris on 5th August 2012

Simon Harris.

A fair bit tougher than the previous Beelzebub I blogged, and it was quite a wait before the first answer slotted in. There’s quite a lot of anagrammatic material here, which I don’t mind. One question mark from me at 27ac, where I’m fairly sure the answer is correct, but cannot see the wordplay.

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Everyman No. 3434 (29th July)

Posted by The Trafites on 5th August 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:   Good morning to you all,

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Guardian Genius 109 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 5th August 2012

bridgesong.

Unlike most recent puzzles in this series, there were no special instructions.  It was just a tough cryptic (and here’s a link to the pdf of the puzzle), but made more difficult by what appears to have been an unusual error (which was subsequently corrected by the Guardian crossword editor, after I had pointed it out).  Some of the clues which comprised a phrase had the word “words” following the enumeration.  There appeared to be no reason for this, nor was there any connection that I could see between the answers.  There was a mini-theme and the usual wide range of literary references. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2095

Posted by John on 5th August 2012

John.

A fairly typical Azed plain; nothing much to say, simply sound clueing of course and one or two rather thin surfaces but many good ones.

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