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Archive for November 13th, 2012

Slow loading times and outages

Posted by Admin on 13th November 2012


You will have noticed recently that the site has become slow to load or is unavailable (FTTP500). When this occurred back in January the problem was due to a couple of other websites, hosted on the same server, which caused the server to slow down or stop. The hosting company has informed me that this time it is down to 15² using too much cpu time  (something which I would question) so it is being throttled.

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Financial Times 14160 Redshank

Posted by scchua on 13th November 2012


An enjoyable puzzle by Redshank, which might well have been compiled for a certain sporting event this year, but only now published.  References abound in the clues and answers.  Thank you, Redshank.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Independent 8138 / Nimrod

Posted by duncanshiell on 13th November 2012


I thought this was a wonderful crossword with clever clues, a good deal of misdirection and a wide range of wordplay constructions.

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Guardian 25,792 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 13th November 2012

Uncle Yap.

This is well worth waiting an extra hour for. Nicely and fairly clued mini-theme of pretty ladies. Thank you, Paul for the morning’s entertainment. Thank you, the other Paul (Drury aka PeeDee) for providing the template for this blog which allows the reader to also see the actual clue while reading my explanation.

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