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Archive for April 27th, 2007

Guardian 24,062/Arachne – ducks, drakes and a dragon!

Posted by loonapick on 27th April 2007

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Apologies for the lateness and brevity of this post, but I have already blogged a Times and an Inquisitor today, and submitted a puzzle for publication in a charity newspaper, as well as keeping my job –  just! This was a good puzzle with some unusual words, but the wordplay was generally fair. 

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Independent 6400 / Monk – oho, aha …

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 27th April 2007

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Solving time 22:05

I found this very tough, and was grateful for spotting the Nina – palindromes in the unchecked letters on each edge of the grid – DEIFIED, REPAPER, ROTATOR and REVIVER. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6405/Nimrod

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 27th April 2007

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This one was unusually tough for me, though perhaps that’s to be expected on a Friday and from Nimrod. I felt a little short-changed at only having 22 clues, though at least that means I have less to write for this blog entry. I was introduced to a neologism, though on googling it seems its a well-used term. Some of Nimrod’s excellently misleading definitions made this an enjoyable puzzle once the answers dawned, though a couple of inexplicable word plays marred the puzzle slightly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor #16/Post Lottery by Loda

Posted by loonapick on 27th April 2007

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Solvers’ hint #1: Check the date before tackling a crossword – sometimes it makes the theme blindingly obvious very quickly.Bloggers’ hint #1: If you take your crossword folder on a plane, complete with solution and notes, remember to remove said folder from the seat pocket in front of you on exiting the plane!

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