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Archive for February 8th, 2013

Independent 8212/Phi

Posted by John on 8th February 2013

John.

There are two ways in which Phi has departed from the norm today: when I first looked at the grid and saw the long across one to begin with and the little bit sticking out on the left, I said to myself “he won’t have a little bit sticking out at the right as well, so that there is less than 50% checking”, and sure enough he didn’t. But then I looked at the four answers which meet the centre block, and to my surprise that is exactly what he did have.

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Financial Times 14,232 by Flimsy

Posted by Jed on 8th February 2013

Jed.

Straightforward puzzle today

 

 

 

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Beelzebub 1196

Posted by Jed on 8th February 2013

Jed.

Complex and cunning including some exceptional words

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Crossword Masterclasses – a message from Boatman

Posted by Admin on 8th February 2013

Admin.

Update 1/7/14

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Enigmatic Variations 1054 Connections by Salamanca

Posted by twencelas on 8th February 2013

twencelas.

A simple preamble – some theme words and connections and a little bit of highlighting to finish. Sounds like a very accessible EV, one for the first timer, even.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,866 by Araucaria

Posted by PeterO on 8th February 2013

PeterO.

I feel honoured to draw another of Araucaria’a puzzles.

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