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Archive for February 26th, 2013

Independent 8227/Raich

Posted by John on 26th February 2013


What a relief for a blogger it is to find that it is a Raich day, although last time he appeared he was harder than usual. This was back to Raich as he was when he first appeared — many of these were very easy — simple anagrams and nothing very complicated in the wordplay, but all perfectly sound and pleasant.

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Financial Times 14247 Aldhelm

Posted by scchua on 26th February 2013


A new setter/pseudonym with an impressive debut.  Nice surfaces and misdirections.  I was stumped for an explanation to the answer to 10across, and had to call for help from some good friends (grateful thanks to them).  Also, thank you Aldhelm, whose namesake was the 7th century Bishop of Sherbourne, also poet and scholar, so I wonder what the connection is.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Guardian 25,881 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 26th February 2013

Uncle Yap.

Blogging Paul is always a special treat and today with very many different kinds of goodies. Alas, I never had a sweet tooth and would always dole out the chestnut “No thank you, I am sweet enough” when offered dessert. But it was kind of interesting to see the creativity that went into making and naming the sweets. Do enjoy Paul’s offering but remember to gargle afterwards. I still have 90% of all my teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

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