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Archive for May 3rd, 2007

Independent on Sunday 898 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd May 2007

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A little trickier this week, with some elaborate wordplay.

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Independent 6410 by Morph – footy and much more

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd May 2007

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The theme of this puzzle was football teams (indicated by “side” in definitions) or, more particularly, the names that appear as parts of names of teams. e.g. United, City, Athletic. However, there was much more than this – great freshness and imagination in the clues. Though I, following football, got the theme almost straightaway, I still found it a very difficult puzzle. The Indy editor has commented that he is not strictly Ximenean, and there are one or two examples here. Very satisfying puzzle, indeed.

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Guardian 24067 / Orlando Superior Fare

Posted by tilsit on 3rd May 2007

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Solving Time:  14 minutes

I picked this up while munching on my Wheatybangs and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Orlando is, one of the setters on the Graun that is taken for granted; his puzzles contain lots of current cultural references and a nice degree of wit, very similar to Dac in the Indy every Wednesday.  Another feature of Orlando is that his anagrams are usually very apposite, and sometimes not easy to detect.

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