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Independent 6328 / Nestor – arty and crafty

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 4th February 2007

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Solving time: 30 minutes

More ingenious clues from Nestor here, making a puzzle I found very hard – I suspect others who struggled more than me on other Nestors will have beaten me this time. The grid is pangrammatic, but I can’t see anything else going on. As Nestor is proving himself a master of Nina-spotting in the Times RTC blog, there may well be something I’m too dense to notice. I can see ART four times in the grid, once backwards, but that doesn’t feel like enough to count. Several clever uses of bits of foreign language, too.  The clues not mentioned here were quite a bit easier, so there were places to get a start – good judgement by Nestor or just possibly his editor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everyman 3148/Jan 28 – monocled tunnel vision

Posted by ilancaron on 4th February 2007

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Far ranging puzzle: from ENFIELD to the ACROPOLIS. I also learnt that under the Mersey there are several tunnels, and I thought the only way cross the Mersey was via ferry, a la Gerry and the Pacemakers (my 655th favourite group at that age).

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