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Archive for December 16th, 2006

Independent 6287/Scorpion – Elusively hard

Posted by neildubya on 16th December 2006

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Like the last Scorpion puzzle a few weeks ago I found this very challenging but very enjoyable. I wish I could put my finger on exactly what made it difficult for me as each time I filled in an answer it seemed so straightfoward and obvious (apart from one or two) it made me wonder why I’d taken so long. I think it was simply because I had trouble parsing many of the clues – that is, sorting out the definition from the rest and then working out exactly what the clue was telling me to do. Once I’d done that, getting all the wordplay elements seemed to happen fairly quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 23,945 / Araucaria – Alphabetical jigsaw

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 16th December 2006

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Solving time 21:35 when last answer (K) was looked up.

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