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Archive for April 19th, 2013

Guardian 25,926 / Arachne

Posted by Eileen on 19th April 2013

Eileen.

What a treat to end a good week of crosswords! – a welcome return for Arachne, up to her usual witty wiles. The first two across clues were real ‘Won’t you come into my parlour?’ enticements. Thereafter, the solving [and parsing] got trickier, as we would expect, but it was sheer delight all the way, with several chortles as one by one the pennies dropped. As has been said before, it’s always worth going back, after teasing out Arachne’s ingenious constructions, to savour the clever, amusing and often topical surfaces.

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Beelzebub 1206

Posted by Jed on 19th April 2013

Jed.

Wonder how many other folk allow themselves this weekly treat

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Financial Times 14,291 by Falcon

Posted by Jed on 19th April 2013

Jed.

Straightforward and enjoyable – seems to lack definition in 4across

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Independent 8,272 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 19th April 2013

RatkojaRiku.

It is Friday today, Phi’s customary slot.

I worked quite steadily through this one and, on the strength of the tight wordplay, was able to complete the puzzle fairly quickly and unaided, just using Google to confirm 4. My favourite clues today were 11 for its cheeky surface reading and 21 for its combination of anagram and & lit.

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