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Archive for December 26th, 2012

Independent 8174/Anax

Posted by John on 26th December 2012


A nice crossword from Anax themed around 16ac and 6dn that so far as I can see, apart from the fact that 16ac is often a Christmas show, has no connection with the season. Unfortunately my knowledge of 16ac is confined to awareness of some of the characters in it — I took 8dn on trust — but so far as I can see no more is required. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,828 by Orlando

Posted by PeterO on 26th December 2012


Nothing too taxing to solve after a sumptuous Christmas dinner, but a fine set of witty clues.

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Inquisitor 1260: Inevitably! by Glow-worm

Posted by HolyGhost on 26th December 2012


Haven’t seen Glow-worm for nearly a year now, so welcome back. I’ll be hiking on Gran Canaria when this comes out, and won’t be checking any comments until I return.
Each of seven clues has “ingested” an object, just like the 18a. Each object forms the first element of a two-part phrase, the second element of which provides one of the shaded (not!) spaces in the grid. In conventional order, the “ingestions” lead to an inevitable outcome: 1a, 36a!

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