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Archive for October 3rd, 2012

Financial Times 14,125 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 3rd October 2012


One expects a challenge from Monk, but I think this was difficult by anyone’s standards.

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Independent 8,103 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 3rd October 2012


I have swapped days with a fellow blogger this week, which is why I am posting today and not on Friday.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,757 by Philistine

Posted by PeterO on 3rd October 2012


Philistine has been in the Guardian stable for a little over a year now, but I still made a slow start to this puzzle, trying to get on his wavelength. The effort was well worth it; I found it a fine crossword with plenty of well-camouflaged ingenuity.

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Inquisitor 1248: Second, Third and Fourth by Nudd

Posted by HolyGhost on 3rd October 2012


A gentle but enjoyable puzzle – with a learning element. Four consecutive letters to be removed from 24 clues before solving {novel}, the first letters of each group giving a Father’s {note capital} final utterance, literally indicating treatment of 10 answers before entry. The quotation refers to another Father {capital again} whose last words mention a date of dual significance to both. The occasion is represented by the perimeter, whose unchecked letters “aptly give FATHER FINDS PEACE IN VA”.

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