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Archive for June 14th, 2007

Independent on Sunday 904 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 14th June 2007

nmsindy.

I mentioned last week that, in the paper’s relaunch, they’d moved the puzzle away from the penultimate page. Well, there must have been a problem or two, because, this week, if you go to that page, you’re told where to find the crossword (on P 75 again)

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Independent 6446 / Nestor Breathtakingly brilliant!

Posted by tilsit on 14th June 2007

tilsit.

There are few perks associated with this role, but it’s a real pleasure to comment on a brilliant puzzle every now and then and today is one of those days.

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Guardian 24,103, Pasquale: Final answer?

Posted by michod on 14th June 2007

michod.

A good, not too difficult puzzle from Pasquale, with two long double-entry clues of 24 letters each making up the perimeter. Both were very clever anag + lits, but such clues present an immediate dilemma. Do you sit and try to work out the long anagrams cold, leaving the rest of the puzzle half-solved, or do you, as I did, wait for the checking letters to give the game away, like in a game of hangman. The trouble with that is that the anagram becomes almost incidental, you just decide it looks about right and admire the setter’s ingenuity. Took just over 10 mins.

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Financial Times 12,474 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 14th June 2007

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 2, 2007

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