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Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Financial Times 14,218 by Gaff

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd January 2013


I don’t think I have blogged a puzzle by Gaff before, quite an experience. There is loads of stuff in here to go at.  I’m not sure if I have spotted it all, maybe there are some experts on the subject who can find some more links to the anniverary being commemorated.

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Independent 8198/Dac

Posted by John on 23rd January 2013


The usual excellent puzzle from Dac. No problems that I could see — some might object to his use of r = recipe, but that seems to me to be quite OK — it’s simply an abbreviation that one has to learn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,852 by Paul

Posted by PeterO on 23rd January 2013


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Inquisitor 1264: Centre Forward by Ferret

Posted by HolyGhost on 23rd January 2013


I rather enjoyed Ferret‘s two previous Inquisitor puzzles – and I enjoyed this one too, though it proved less difficult than it first seemed. The grid is 9 × 13, and essentially split into left & right with almost negligible overlap. Clues are paired, separated by an extra word, the first answer being entered on the left, the second in the mirror image slot on the right.
“All entries are consistent with the theme so solvers will have to make one square do double duty and will need to withdraw some entries entirely.” {Remove, or enter R to L? That’s for us to discover.} Initial letters of the extra [separating] words define a phrase (4,4) to be entered in the barred off central column.

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