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Archive for October 30th, 2007

Independent 6564/Virgilius

Posted by neildubya on 30th October 2007

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More thematic wizardry from my favourite compiler: spot the colours in 6 across clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 42 – Twenty years later by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 30th October 2007

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loonapick had to admit defeat on this puzzle.  This was partly because the theme of the puzzle mainly affected England rather than Scotland.  It was Michael Fish and his quote about the telephoned hurricane warning – the puzzle appeared on the 20th anniversary of the 1987 storms (I saw repeats of the quote three or four times on the TV that day – so I think loonapick also struggled as he didn’t start on the day of publication).  The ‘eye’ in the centre of the grid was presumably a visual hint.

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Guardian 24221/Pasquale — hard not easy

Posted by ilancaron on 30th October 2007

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This was hard. Not easy. Some of the clues seem better suited to a weekend puzzle — not to the mention the fact that the online version didn’t indicate enumerations (word divisions) at all which made some clues quite difficult: 1D, 8D, 23A, 19A. A couple of fine clues (e.g. 14A) but overall more dictionary-words than is my wont for a weekday (e.g. LORICA, EFFERENT, HEPTANE). I also must admit I don’t understand 20D (ACCORD?), 21D (LORICA) and 25D (LARK?). Read the comments below to understand how to decode the early-morning online errors (since fixed) which apply to the last few down clues.

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