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Archive for February 22nd, 2007

Independent on Sunday 888 by Quixote – tricky in places

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd February 2007

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This was my slowest Quixote solve of 2007 – contains some good stuff as set out below.

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Independent 6350 / Virgilius Curate’s Egg

Posted by tilsit on 22nd February 2007

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Solving time: 55 minutes (including 35 minutes of staring at a blank grid)

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Guardian 24007/Araucaria – beaten by clubs, shield didn’t help

Posted by ilancaron on 22nd February 2007

ilancaron.

Solving time: 55’

Humbling. Stared at this for 5 minutes before DRESDEN dropped. The football “club” theme came to mind after another 5 minutes of frustration. At first I thought Premier League but couldn’t think of anything ending in a 3-letter word… until PRESTON NORTH END occurred to me (dredged up probably from some dimly remembered broadcast at age 9). Time for a map, realizing that geography played a role. SHEFFIELD ???E?D stopped me cold because I only knew of United and Wednesday. Then I realized that a “club” wasn’t involved here and totally guessed at SHIELD (OK, “protective plate” helped) to be rewarded by wikipedia and… my fav crossword sport… cricket.

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