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Archive for September 21st, 2007

Beelzebub 917/Phi (09-09-07)

Posted by neildubya on 21st September 2007

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I thought this was pretty tricky but I struggled with all but one of the long answers that form the perimeter of the grid, so that will have prevented me from really getting going. Most unlikely word of the puzzle: 9D, by a country mile. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 24,188, Brummie: Straight as Kate

Posted by michod on 21st September 2007

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A decent Friday puzzle with some tough nuts to crack. One name I’d never come across before, and required Google’s help, some humorous touches, and a little linked mini-theme including two phrases, one of which I’m not utterly convinced by.

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Independent 6531 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 21st September 2007

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Solving time:  29 mins      I spotted a theme, I think, mentioned under the relevant clues.

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Independent 6526/Nimrod

Posted by neildubya on 21st September 2007

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Quite a few long answers in this which made it a fairly quick solve. Naturally, there are a couple of answers which I don’t really understand: 13 and 15A. Oh, and 16D. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 37 – Late hit boxer by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 21st September 2007

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Solving time: ages – at least 6 hours

This puzzle had 44 clues in total, 17 with misprints, and 16 to be treated somehow. That leaves 11 normal clues with no treatment. I’m sure there’s someone out there who had this done in an hour or so and then took Fido for a walk whistling a merry air. That person isn’t me. I’ve been fighting with this one for nearly a week as I write this, and still have one answer I can’t quite justify.

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