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Archive for April 23rd, 2013

Financial Times 14294 Gaff

Posted by scchua on 23rd April 2013

scchua.

This was trickier than the usual Tuesday FT.  So much so that I had to get help from a better solver than I, to complete it, which partly accounts for the slightly later blog.  There is a 9across of proper or potentially proper names and some chess references, but if there’s a ghost theme it’s gone over my head.  Thanks Gaff.  I enjoyed solving, and writing the blog too.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Independent 8275/Scorpion

Posted by John on 23rd April 2013

John.

The theme that Scorpion has used here worried me a bit at first because I felt my knowledge of these things generally was a bit thin, but it soon became clear that all the thematic answers were linked. (Have I written enough for the details not to show? I think so.)

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Guardian 25,929 by Pasquale

Posted by Uncle Yap on 23rd April 2013

Uncle Yap.

I cannot say I enjoyed this too much today and I am not grumpy. (Why do some people say I am grumpy whenever I point out something I do not like very much?) There are far too many homophone clues and I have found both here and at TFTTimes blog that pronunciation differ throughout the English-speaking world (e.g. last week’s wee jars and wee gees) Occasionally, homophone may make for a clever device but it can be overdone, like today
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