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Archive for August 7th, 2012

Financial Times 14076 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 7th August 2012


Considerably less difficult than the last Armonie I blogged.  Still, I got nowhere starting from the NW, which I normally do, and instead had to work from the SE.  Good fun – some nice surfaces but not that many anagrams to help me.  Thanks Armonie.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom of the blog have unidentified links with the puzzle.]]

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Independent 8054 / Punk

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 7th August 2012


Surprisingly, this is our first blog of a Punk puzzle. We’ve always enjoyed his quirky and sometimes slightly risqué cluing, and this was a good example, if perhaps not the best we’ve come across.

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Guardian 25708 – Orlando

Posted by Uncle Yap on 7th August 2012

Uncle Yap.

All Quiet on the Eastern Front – the grandchildren have returned to London, bringing their grandmother along as well. So Uncle Yap is Alone Again Naturally . Before I get started on the puzzle, let me first share my huge sigh of relief (PHEW!) that Andy Murray has at last broken that big-match choke-jinx when he beat Federer so convincingly on Sunday. Well done.
Today’s puzzle is themed on some fabulous bands and singers which I found great ease at spotting as Orlando must have enjoyed similar kinds of music from about the same time as I. In fact, I was so distracted playing youtube songs that this blog is taking a very long time. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be (sigh) Read the rest of this entry »

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