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Archive for January 29th, 2013

Independent 8203/Anax

Posted by John on 29th January 2013


Yes I was right yesterday when I posted and said that I suspected the Raich crossword was easier than whatever I was going to be blogging today,  but although this was on the tricky side all was fair and Anax has done his usual good job, with plenty of very nice clues. More than other setters, it seems, he often has equivalents for words that are not precise synonyms, but are interchangeable in some sentence, so long as you can find it. This seems perfectly fair.

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Financial Times 14223 Jason

Posted by scchua on 29th January 2013


Another enjoyable offering from Tuesday regular, Jason.  All straightforward, except perhaps 20, my last one in, and of which I’m not totally certain.  Thanks to Jason.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Guardian 25,857 – Qaos

Posted by Uncle Yap on 29th January 2013

Uncle Yap.

A brisk morning canter … nothing too esoteric or obscure although I was disconcerted by a few unusual abbreviations not found in Chambers. I have donated all my dead-tree copies of dictionaries to my club library and depend primarily on my diskette copy of Chambers plus on-line dictionaries via One Look.

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