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Independent on Sunday 878 by Quixote – as tough as any of his this year for me

Posted by nmsindy on 15th December 2006

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When I solve a clue and think I’m certain I won’t have to go back to verify it, I tick the clue number in the paper.

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Independent 6292/ Phi – The Phi’s Have It

Posted by tilsit on 15th December 2006

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Solving time: 24 minutes

If there were to be awards for consistent setting, I am sure Phi would in with a shout of the award.  His puzzles are always entertaining and are just about right for their target audience, be it Listener, Beelzebub or Indy Magazine.

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Guardian 23,950, Orlando: A puzzle of two halves

Posted by michod on 15th December 2006

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In keeping with Orlando’s divided personality, perhaps, there seemed to be an easy half and a difficult half to this puzzle – not that I’m assigning a specific gender to either! I got most of the top half and part of the bottom done in 5-10 minutes, then stewed over the fag-end for another 15-20. Two Shakespeare references, both plays I did at ‘A’ level… I wonder if Orlando did A levels in 1981 as well? 

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