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Archive for February 24th, 2013

Independent on Sunday 1,200/Donk

Posted by Ali on 24th February 2013


My first Donk puzzle and I have to say this was both excellent and very tough! There are some brilliant clues here – far too many for such a new setter! – but also some that have completely defeated me. Enjoyable from the get-go to the let-go though nevertheless. If we were still doing the Clue Of The Month thing, ‘Leaves range when shot in balls’ for OREGANO would be my 2013-to-date front-runner by a comfortable distance.

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Everyman 3463/17 February

Posted by Pierre on 24th February 2013


Another well-constructed and entertaining crossword from Everyman.  Geography, Literature, Mythology, Cinema, Natural History, Botany, Opera … it’s all here this morning.

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Azed 2124

Posted by Andrew on 24th February 2013


Having scarcely finished the previous week’s difficult Misprints puzzle before starting on this one I was expecting (hoping for?) a bit of a respite,. and so it proved, with a puzzle that was back to the easier end of the spectrum, starting off with an easy clue for the 12-letter 1 across, which gave a lot of help for the first few downs.

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