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Archive for November 3rd, 2006

Guardian 23,914 by Brummie – Pretty tough

Posted by neildubya on 3rd November 2006

neildubya.

I found it hard to get going with this; I did about 6 clues in 20 minutes and then got stuck. So I did something else for a while, came back to it and polished the rest off in about 10 minutes. I still don’t understand 18,3,22 though – I know the defintion is “saw” but I don’t see how the rest of the clue works. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6256 / Phi – easy but good …

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 3rd November 2006

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(a rival entry for the other I just glimpsed – let’s see how far we agree on clues to write about…) 

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Indy 6256 Friday 3 November by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd November 2006

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Phi is another of the Indy’s weekly regulars.     I first encountered him in advanced puzzles.   Puzzles characterised by very accurate construction – I find I always understand the answer, once found.   This make him easy, too, though not his advanced puzzles, of course.

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Independent 6255/Monk – Pangrammatism

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 3rd November 2006

Colin Blackburn.

Solving time : ? done in dribs and drabs through the day

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Guardian 23913/Rover

Posted by ilancaron on 3rd November 2006

ilancaron.

Solving time: 45’

Rover is on the more rigorous end of the Guardian scale: he (she?) typically has both clean wordplay and sensible surface readings. Today’s puzzle has some good puns (1A, 17A, 27A, 1D) and had me going to the dictionary when the wordplay was the only way to the solution (13A, 25A).

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