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Archive for August 31st, 2007

Independent 6513 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 31st August 2007

nmsindy.

Solving time: 20 mins

* = anagram > = reversal

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Guardian 24170/Araucaria

Posted by linxit on 31st August 2007

linxit.

Well, my Internet connection seems fine this morning, so hopefully that means they’ve fixed it properly this time! Anyway, as a few people have already commented, this was an absolute beast of a puzzle. It took me just under an hour, but that was with Bradford’s and Chambers out, and in one case Google (18d). I wasn’t helped by the fact that the instruction about across entries being anagrams of their opposite numbers was missing from my printout version (although it’s there now).

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Beelzebub 914/Phi (19-08-07)

Posted by neildubya on 31st August 2007

neildubya.

I found this is a bit trickier than the last couple of Beelzebub puzzles and I even had to use Bradford’s on a couple of occasions. There are a couple of clues – 15A and 16D – where I’m not convinced I’ve got the right answer, or I don’t understand the wordplay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6508/Hypnos

Posted by neildubya on 31st August 2007

neildubya.

Reasonably easy puzzle but with a sting in the tail for me. I got 4A quickly so was able to fill in the answers to the thematic clues with not much thought. The rest was quite straightfoward with the exception of 31A and 27A, which together took me almost as long as the rest of the puzzle. Very irksome. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,540 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st August 2007

Pete Maclean.

I quickly finished the left half of the grid. It then took me a couple of days before I got a good start on the right side. Once I did, I finished it quickly too. Even now there is one clue that I do not completely understand.

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