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Archive for November 28th, 2012

Financial Times 14,173 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 28th November 2012


A great thematic puzzle from Gozo, a mid-week treat!

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Independent 8151/Crosophile

Posted by John on 28th November 2012


As always on the last Wednesday of the month it’s Crosophile, who makes a good job of being a Dac equivalent. Roughly the same level of difficulty, and some nice clues. I have my doubts about one or two of them but will almost certainly be shown to have been unnecessarily pedantic.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,805 by Araucaria

Posted by PeterO on 28th November 2012


I think this may produce some varied responses, depending on the appetite for Araucaria’s liberties.

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Inquisitor 1256: The Answer is 5 by Eclogue

Posted by HolyGhost on 28th November 2012


Eclogue is a setter new to the Inquisitor, though I gather from Dave Hennings’ Crossword Database that they have featured in Magpie over the last couple of years. (I say “they” because a Google search indicates that Eclogue is a partnership comprising Eclipse & Logogriph.)
All clues have an extra letter to be removed before solving; these letters spell out a question, to be resolved by changing 12 letters to give the submission grid. (The letter in cell 5 completes the question.) Other thematic material is to be found at regular intervals throughout the clues.

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