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Archive for August 24th, 2007

Guardian 24, 164/Brendan – Questionable?

Posted by loonapick on 24th August 2007

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This was quite tough, and I had to give up after I’d done about 75% of it.  When I got home from work, I attaked the NW corner, and eventually finished after more than 45 minutes’ effort.  Some of the delay relates to trying to find the significance of the “1 across” in 16 ac.  Generally, the puzzle was fair, but I’d like a bit of explanation for 16 across if anyone else can provide it.

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Independent 6507 / Phi Relaxing fare

Posted by tilsit on 24th August 2007

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Solving Time:  23 minutes

The usual demonstration from Phi that simple clear clue writing can be elegant and humorous – and a delight to solve.

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Inquisitor 33 – Holiday by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 24th August 2007

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Solving time: c. 45 mins, no books, but one mistake found on checking answers

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Beelzebub 913/Phi (12-08-07)

Posted by neildubya on 24th August 2007

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Another very entertaining puzzle in a series that I’m already mightily impressed with, even though this is only the third one I’ve solved. Couple of queries: 5D and 22D, which I’m sure are right but I don’t understand all of the wordplay for them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6502/Virgilius (18-08-07) – Across the board

Posted by neildubya on 24th August 2007

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This was a very quick solve for me (8:47, since you asked) so I didn’t spot the (subtly done) theme until I had 2 or 3 answers to go in. I’ve mentioned all the thematic answers in the explanations below. Nice puzzle though, and a pleasant change from the tough stuff we usually get on a Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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