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Archive for August 16th, 2007

Inquisitor 32/Loda – A La Natasha

Posted by loonapick on 16th August 2007

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As far as Inquisiotrs go, this was pretty straightforward.  A few recent puzzles have been of the “extra word in the clue” type, so I am becoming accustomed to them. 

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Independent on Sunday 913 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 16th August 2007

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Solving time: 19 mins

* = anagram

ACROSS

1 T(RAJ)AN     A Roman Emperor       Raj = British rule in India

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Independent 6500 by Nimrod – Tribute to the King

Posted by nmsindy on 16th August 2007

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A puzzle timed for the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, who to this blogger remains the King – for his earlier music and films especially. There were 7 lines of across words in the puzzle with titles of Elvis songs appearing in 6 of them – the exception being the centre row where ELVIS appeared in the middle.   It must have been quite a task to fit in down words so congrats to Nimrod on achieving it. In two down clues, while I’m fairly confident of the answers, I do not understand the wordplay, both noted below. Though I saw the theme immediately, I found it a very difficult puzzle.

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Guardian 24,157, Orlando: I done it wrong

Posted by michod on 16th August 2007

michod.

 It was mostly quite easy, but with a fiendish top right corner that held me up for ages, and I messed up on two clues early on, which didn’t help. Only finished properly and understood it all as I wrote the blog.

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Azed 1836 – Plain Competition Puzzle

Posted by tilsit on 16th August 2007

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Solving time: 57 minutes

A nice friendly monthly puzzle from Azed, with some clever clueing and no need to resort to brain straining themes or devices. I wonder whether indicating hyphenated answers would help as much as stating whether an answer has multiple words.

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Financial Times 12,528 by Cinephile — Fiendishly Easy

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th August 2007

Pete Maclean.

Actually for me the difficulty of this puzzle was fairly average, leavened a bit by a typical kind of Cinephile theme, fiends.

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