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Archive for November 7th, 2012

Financial Times 14,155 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 7th November 2012

PeeDee.

Standard stuff from Cinephile.

Of couse the standard set by Cinephile/Araucaria is very high, so it is unfair to expect something extraordinary all the time.  It must be difficult trying to live up to one’s own reputation.

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Independent 8133 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 7th November 2012

duncanshiell.

After a week off, Dac returns to the Wednesday Independent slot with another high quality set of clues which read very smoothly.

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Inquisitor 1253: Missing by Schadenfreude

Posted by duncanshiell on 7th November 2012

duncanshiell.

Schadenfreude is a prolific setter who produces interesting puzzles which almost always have real words in the solution even after letters have been added to or changed in the grid.  This Inquisitor maintained these standards.

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Guardian 25,787 – Philistine

Posted by Andrew on 7th November 2012

Andrew.

A puzzle of varied styles from Philistine, with clues ranging from the conventional, almost banal (e.g. 9ac, 10ac, 19ac) to the devious 17dn and the bizarre 1dn. Fortunately the easy ones provided enough crossing letters to make the harder ones gettable, so overall a well-balanced delight (with a couple of quibbles, noted below). Thanks to Philistine.

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