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Archive for October 28th, 2007

Guardian 24,213 (Sat 20 Oct)/Araucaria – A lemon tree, Watson

Posted by rightback on 28th October 2007

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Solving time: 14:15

Not too difficult this week from Araucaria, with no monster phrases or multiple cross-references. The top right corner held me up at the end, as did the long down clue which still baffles me a bit. I don’t understand the definition for 7dn.

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Azed 1847 – Inquisitors and heretics

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 28th October 2007

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Solving time: say 2 hours in a couple of sessions

It’s intriguing to see the successor of Torquemada and Ximenes dedicating a puzzle to Araucaria, who some strict Ximeneans might want (metaphorically of course) to see roasting in his sanbenito at an auto-da-fé. Azed seems to be practicing what he preaches in the introductory pages of his A-Z of Crosswords book, where he says of the Ximenean and ‘libertarian’ schools: Read the rest of this entry »

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