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I thought this was brilliant. Not quite as tough as it looked at first sight, although a lucky early guess at the theme helped. It all came together very neatly and the final step was beautifully...
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All done (bar, if I'm honest, resolving one PD clue, albeit I am certain of the entry). I found the gridfill pretty tough going and, to my surprise, the PD clues seemed to fall more easily than the...
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As someone who is *very* unlikely to be voting on the puzzle of the year through an endless series of transcription errors and the like, I was pondering my favourite puzzles of 2017. Looking back at...
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Happy New Year to everyone! We've had a great year of Listeners, so thanks to the setters and editors as well as everyone who gathers here. There's no chance that I'll be voting for best puzzle (and,...
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A very lucky spot meant that this unravelled quite quickly for me - once I had the theme, a number of otherwise fiddly obstacles fell all at once. But what an elegant result, and so much thematic...
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Sorry if this is a slightly esoteric question, but I'd be really interested in people's views. I'm working on a barred-grid puzzle at the moment, and try as I might, for various reasons I can't...
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For anyone wanting a seriously tricky challenge, try this for size: http://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/magazine/crossword. Not for the faint-hearted!...
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Not nearly as scary as the preamble suggested, and a really nice sequence of PDMs leading to a satisfying final grid. Thanks Ifor, and I hope everyone here (in the UK, at least) has a nice long...
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Many thanks to the editors and setters for such a fantastic run of crosswords this year - and thanks to everyone on this site. It's always a nice Friday (or Saturday) ritual to come here to see how...
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Gridfill was not too hard, but the endgame had me staring for a while - though when the penny dropped, it did raise a smile. A nice construction, and some fun clues.
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Oh my goodness. What an incredible feat from Radix. I have not been able to put this down since I got a foothold in - the construction, symmetry and elegance make the mind boggle. I am slightly...
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I think I got (unusually) lucky with the gridfill on this, but even so, it was not quite as intimidating as the preamble led me to fear. A fun and fair workout with some entertaining clues. Thanks,...
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I though it was worth starting a separate thread, so here's the link: http://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/news/cam/cam69/CAM69.pdf. I'm far from finishing it or, indeed, having a clue about what is going on -...
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This seemed so easy at first - until half the grid was filled and I was suddenly utterly stumped. Even with almost all the grid filled, the penny took a long time to drop. But what a clever treatment...
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The new CAM crossword can be found here: http://alumni.cam.ac.uk/news/cam/cam66/. At first sight, it is starting to yield its secrets more easily than the superb construction from Ifor in the previous...

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