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2013 Crossword Centenary

Posted by Admin on 2nd January 2013

Admin.

This year is the centenary of the crossword, the first one being published in the New York World on December 21st 1913. To mark this, John Halpern (aka Paul, Mudd, Dada, Punk) is organising a series of events around the country during the year, culminating in a Crossword Awards ceremony in December.

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Financial Times 14,200 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 2nd January 2013

PeeDee.

Apologies for the late post today.  Any help with 20dn?

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Independent 8180 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on 2nd January 2013

duncanshiell.

Dac continues in 2013, as he has done throughout 2012, with a well constructed challenge for the commuter on the Clapham omnibus.

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Inquisitor 1261: DIY Card by Rasputin

Posted by duncanshiell on 2nd January 2013

duncanshiell.

Rasputin is the pseudonym of a group of three crossword setters (Artix, Chalicea and Ilver).  I only know that because Chalicea admitted to their composition by commenting on a previous Inquisitor crossword by Rasputin.  This is Rasputin’s third apperarance in the Inquisitor series (previously 1170 and 1223).

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Guardian 25,834 – Philistine

Posted by Andrew on 2nd January 2013

Andrew.

This is Philistine’s eleventh Guardian puzzle, and the third one I’ve blogged – checking the history reminded me that the last one had a rather bizarre clue for TOUOUSE-LAUTREC. There’s nothing so quite unusual in this one, though there’s a nice trick at 27a and a perhaps rather risqué reference at 3d. I didn’t do very well on my first pass through the clues, and thought I was going to be in for a hard time, but in fact it turned out to be not too hard on the whole. Happy New Year, everyone, especially to those who, like me, have the culture shock of going back to work today after a long break.

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