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(Am I first? I can't find another thread) A very straightforward grid fill, with the "gimmick" obvious after the first couple of clues. And then a fairly obvious "theme" to look for. But then...a...
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Another odd one here. There were some terrific clues, and enough entries to get in quickly. The moving words were nicely done, and none too obvious. I really enjoyed the solve, and a nice PDM as to...
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A bit of a puzzle, this one. I would not say it was over simple, but I finished it by 10 yesterday. I think that it had a momentum, that as the clues were solved, there was the chocolate addict's...
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Another Friday-nighter, but by no means easy. Some nice cluing and a clever treatment of a popular trope. Happy Easter, everyone - stay safe...
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Much as one expects at this time of horrors and nasty beasties. My first thought was that clashes and thematic treatments would make for a really tough puzzle. This was not the case, as all the clues...
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Really? If I can finish this within an hour, with little reference to the BRB, it is not top rate Listener. I appreciate the effort that goes into the construction, and that is pretty enough. But the...
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A very straightforward start to the year. Nice surface readings for clues and a fair endgame. Clues not overly hard, though. Onward in 2019
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I stared at this for a while until my brain clicked into the style of cluing - and then it poured out in a rush. Some neat cluing, some simple. And the end game was amusing. Less of a chore than the...
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If I can finish this in time for Friday "Pointless", it is not a worthy Listener. The clues were too simple, less than Times daily standard. Sorry, Calmac...
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I have a "Y" Reg Focus 1.6 Zetec Estate with climate pack. Had it for a good few years. Twice in the last fortnight, as I turned the ignition, there was an audible "bong" sound (quite soft, almost...
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Well no one seems to have noticed it was going to be a numerical. And i see that someone by the name of "Zabadak" has already commented on the Crossword Club site in a somewhat Z-Cup winning...
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No, I haven't finished it. I just thought I would point out that it is up on the usual site, but under the wrong date, 2012-06-29. Whether this is significant, I cannot tell (It was an old cat,...
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Can anyone provide details - or a recording - of a "song" called Supper Time I recall on a 6" 78 from the 50s? It was a series of farmyard animals complaining to "Jim" they...
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I have a garden thronged with the usual finches, tits et al. There is also a pleasant cacophony of songs. How can i learn which song goes with which bird? The books seem to think everyone can...
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No - I haven't quite finished it yet. Still, one of the joys of a Listener comes when you learn something new, and primitive triangles are new to me. I assume that the numbers in the threes are also...
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A pleasant little workout - and very nice to see an old friend return at 28a.
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I am running Firefox under XP, with Norton 360. All automatically updated. Firefox is just getting slower and slower to start up, today taking 24 minutes from click to show. Task Manager shows it...
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I have only just printed this off, and I am sure that it is going to be satisfying. But what do people think about having a whole puzzle set to one sort of clue? No apparent wordplay or logic. Any PDM...
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Well, thank goodness we have a long weekend. I think I might need that to work out what the blazes the clues mean! I had one theory, but the rubric that all entries are different turned me towards a...
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Hoorah - numbers. Again one must marvel at the construction. There are some fairly obvious approaches, but I have not ventured into the hinterland much. I do hope the required clues give a...

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