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Archive for September 24th, 2012

Guardian 25,749 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 24th September 2012


What a pick-me-up for a grim, wet and windy Monday morning! – I get my fifth Brendan blog in a row and [fortunately, after my discomfiture on Saturday] I saw the nina fairly early on [although there was momentary consternation when the first two unlikely letters of 4dn emerged –  but there wasn’t a mistake, after all].

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Independent 8095/Rorschach

Posted by Pierre on 24th September 2012


I think this is the second crossword from Rorschach for the Independent.  His first was well-received, and this too was in my opinion a very good puzzle: there was plenty of inventive cluing with some lovely light touches.  If he can continue to produce this standard of puzzle, he will be a most welcome addition to the Indy team.  There is – comme d’habitude – one clue I can’t explain.

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Guardian Quiptic 671 Nutmeg

Posted by scchua on 24th September 2012


I found this, in parts, trickier than the usual Quiptic, taking longer to complete as a result.  But no complaints, and thank you to Nutmeg.  My COD was the very clever 13down.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.  Please enclose comments about them in double brackets.]]

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