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Archive for November 16th, 2006

Independent 6267 by Phi – Typical high quality puzzle, average in difficulty

Posted by nmsindy on 16th November 2006

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Everything perfectly  constructed, wording to set you off on the wrong track at first in some cases.

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Guardian 23925/Orlando

Posted by linxit on 16th November 2006

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Solving time – 11:17

Would have been about three minutes quicker but I got stuck on 1ac(!) and 2dn – from the checking letters I saw SANG FROID, which I knew didn’t make sense but couldn’t get it out of my head.

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Guardian 23924/Araucaria – no cross-references!

Posted by ilancaron on 16th November 2006

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Solving time: Bits and pieces in about 1h

For the first time in my (limited) Araucarian experience, nary a cross-referenced clue. Not much need for a dictionary either: though 14D, while making some sense, was unfamiliar to me. Likewise, 20D had me guessing a bit and I needed dictionary.com to resolve matters. Finally, 1D was new to me as well but the wordplay fell into place: obviously didn’t sing enough carols in school. Not sure I detect a theme here either.

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