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april

11th January 2013, 19:12
I have only recently dowloaded the sat Prize
crossword and today I received the books for
the crossword win, Its sad to read the news of Araucaria there is a quote by him on the back of secrets of the setters Book
'The ideal present for your non-cryptic crossword-solving friends.If this doesn't work, nothing will.' John Graham,aka Araucaria
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teenieleek

11th January 2013, 19:41
Very sad. Only recently I used his favourite, the general election one to explain the perfect clue to a crossword sceptic.
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taniabaxide

11th January 2013, 22:21
First time a crossword has made me shed a tear.
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lostintranslation

11th January 2013, 23:13
I remember vaguely of a clue in the very 1st puzzle I ever finished. It went something like this:"Insect island, right? The butt of all jokes" (6, 2, 3)
It was such a long time ago I can't be sure, but I found it so funny.
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pastille

11th January 2013, 23:17
So so sorry...I can't believe I did not spot this post....please ignore the one I have just done.
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lostintranslation

11th January 2013, 23:24
Two other puzzles I also fondly remember: Guardian's cryptic n° 20,000 and the ANC tribute. So clever, so inventive and so fair to the solvers. Even when you look up the solution on the next day because you aren't finished, you can see the logic (and wit!) in every clue.
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lostintranslation

11th January 2013, 23:26
Oh! And all the alphabetical puzzles!
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ixion

11th January 2013, 23:29
A celebrated artist(still working away)for all to see, like a Rolls-Royce...flipping marvellous(9)
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pastille

11th January 2013, 23:33
Hi teenieleek....what was the clue for general election?

I was always a bit intimidated by his reputation....thought it would be too hard for me....but occasionally checked in on the puzzle and then answers later....great sense of humour...
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lostintranslation

11th January 2013, 23:42
Answer to (6, 2, 3) "mother in law" (moth-erin-law)
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