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Inquisitor #5 / Psyche – ON STAGE

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 9th February 2007

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Solving time: at least 4 hours – maybe 6

A theme with an echo of Phi’s Inquisitor #3 – can’t remember doing a Psyche puzzle before, and have no idea who it is. The grid was to be thought of as a stage, and the letters indicating stage areas were UR,UC,UL,CR,C,CL,DR,DC,DL – with the first letter indicating upstage, centre stage or downstage, and the second (where present) indicating right, centre, or left. The terms are from the actor’s point of view, but of course we as the solving audience see stage left as our right and vice versa. For someone used to working on computer applications showing dental charts, this was almost second nature – they’re drawn from the dentist’s point of view, so UL8 is in the top right corner. Hasty solvers like me, note that every clue refers to the theatre in some way – surface meanings generally seemed better than you sometimes see in advanced cryptics.

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Guardian 23996/Chifonie

Posted by linxit on 9th February 2007

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Solving time – around 20 mins, but I had more than half an eye on the cricket! And what a great result for England!

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Independent 6339/Phi

Posted by neildubya on 9th February 2007

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A nice puzzle from Mr Friday-but-also-occasionally-Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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