Setting It Straight, April 06, 2013 Several of Today's Crossword clues on Friday's page M51 were cut off. The missing clues: Across 54 Marathoner Down 23 Cold War power; 60 Aardvark prey; 61 Visualize
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Guardian setter Paul has been on tour, sharing the cryptic love. Alan Connor finds out moreThe crossword is approaching its 100th birthday. I caught up with Guardian setter Paul, who has been touring the country that gave the world the cryptic. Where have you visited and what have you done there?We went to Bristol, Poole, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Liverpool, Manchester and London...
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Thanks for your most recent thoughts about the clues in the PG Wodehouse novel Something Fishy. Before we take stock of our success and otherwise in solving the clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers, a bonus extra mystery. This time, we're looking at a real-life clue. It's fair to say that PG Wodehouse did not have what they call "a good war". He spent some of it in...
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Can you help Lord Uffenham solve the cryptic clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers?Excellent work last week from you, dear readers, solving the second of the clues from PG Wodehouse's Something Fishy.As in many Wodehouse novels, our hero – in the case the pear-shaped peer Lord Uffenham – is struggling with some cryptic crossword clues. In Something Fishy, unusually, the...
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Can you help Lord Uffenham solve the cryptic clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers?Welcome to our ongoing attempt to solve the cryptic clues for which PG Wodehouse gave no answers. In the novel Something Fishy, poor Lord Uffenham is left without the assistance of his butler Keggs to struggle with Times clues as various plots, financial and romantic, unfold around him.So...
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Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.”
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Can you help Lord Uffenham solve the cryptic clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers?Welcome back to our ongoing battle with PG Wodehouse's cryptic clues. The 1956 novel Something Fishy repeatedly confronts Lord Uffenham with Times clues that he is unable to solve; regrettably, and unusually for Wodehouse, there is no manservant on hand to furnish the answers.We've solved...
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Can you help Lord Uffenham solve the cryptic clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers in his novel Something Fishy?Something Fishy is a fine late novel by PG Wodehouse in which we see the return of Lord Uffenham, previously sighted in 1942's Money In The Bank. It is now the late 50s and the pear-shaped peer has, for financial reasons, moved from Shipley Hall to the London...
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Can you help Lord Uffenham solve the cryptic clues for which Wodehouse gave no answers?We're approaching the end of our war with the cryptic clues in the PG Wodehouse novel Something Fishy. Like in many other Wodehouse stories, a hapless aristocrat struggles with a crossword; unusually, there is not a butler on hand to discreetly offer the solution.Today's is the last of the...
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