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Archive for April 3rd, 2007

Independent 6384/Virgilius — a light breeze.

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 3rd April 2007

Colin Blackburn.

It’s Virgilius so there must be a theme. Hmm, 6 long across entries; definitely a theme. The anagram at 11ac jumped straight out at me as did the one for 14ac, which is, incidentally, excellent. Once I had those two the theme was obvious and it was only a matter of working out if the shorter across answers were part of the theme—they are—and if the down answers were included—on the whole they’re not. This was the usual high-quality puzzle from Virgilius, if a little on the easy side because of the thematic elements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,041/Shed – Religion? Bah, humbug!

Posted by loonapick on 3rd April 2007


An enjoyable and challenging Tuesday puzzle from Shed. Once you get the two longer answers, the rest is just clever enough to keep you interested, which is a good trick to carry off. Two of the clues in particular were very well constructed – 12ac and 23dn, but I also liked 22ac and 3dn.Being an atheist, this took me a bit longer than I’d like to admit because my lack of religious knowledge let me down on a couple of allusions, but I got there in the end.

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