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Archive for December 2nd, 2006

Guardian 23933/Araucaria

Posted by neildubya on 2nd December 2006

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Typically Araucarian puzzle with a theme of coloured butterflys. There was a nice bit of deception in the note above the puzzle which said that the four undefined clues “were connected with a comma”. At first I thought this meant that the answers could be paired together in some way form a phrase or phrases but the penny dropped once I’d solved a couple – a “comma” is also a butterfly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6275/Monk – Lacking headgear

Posted by neildubya on 2nd December 2006

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This puzzle was deliberately scheduled to appear on the 25th and it became apparent why as the grid was filled in. Unchecked letters at the top and bottom and left and right read out “EYE FOR (I4) SUMMIT, ILKLEY, BAR TAT” a reference to the get-together of crossword setters and solvers that was held on this day. We trust that a splendid time was had by all. Read the rest of this entry »

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