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Archive for July 26th, 2007

Independent on Sunday 910 by Quixote – straightforward

Posted by nmsindy on 26th July 2007

nmsindy.

Solving time: 14 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 DOGS BODY

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FT12520 / Bradman The link between Bradman and Ena Sharples

Posted by tilsit on 26th July 2007

tilsit.

Solving Time:  26 minutes

The answer to my question is contained in today’s 1 across.  Another nice puzzle and, I’m
pleased to say, a great deal easier than his appearance as Pasquale in last Saturday’s
Guardian (more tomorrow!).

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Guardian 24139/Gordius – no letup for George…

Posted by linxit on 26th July 2007

linxit.

The last time I blogged a Gordius puzzle was just a couple of weeks ago (10th July anyway), and it was memorable for a few things. I had to rush my cat to the vets, I burnt my dinner, and the puzzle was really really hard! So, I approached this with a bit of trepidation, and with good reason. It had a lot of similarities to last time too – some difficult words (e.g. 4dn, 14ac, 15dn, 16dn, 17dn, 24ac), some brilliant clues (I really liked 1ac, 6dn and 20ac, plus 26ac for the scatological anagram!), and another swipe at George Bush (15dn). Last time (5dn) he was defined as a primitive primate.

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Independent 6478/Math – (affects Monty Burns-style voice) Excellent!

Posted by neildubya on 26th July 2007

neildubya.

An excellent and thoroughly enjoyable puzzle from Math. There’s a theme too, but you don’t need to know anything about The Simpsons in order to complete the grid as all of the thematic words are separately defined. The long-awaited Simpsons movie opens tomorrow so I’m sure the timing of this puzzle was not a coincidence. I wonder if there were any solvers who finished this and were blissfully ignorant of what was going on? Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,510 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th July 2007

Pete Maclean.

Another elegant puzzle from Cincinnus that I found a bit more difficult than most of his.

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