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Guardian 24,231 (Sat 10 Nov)/Araucaria – Blyton rock

Posted by rightback on 17th November 2007

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Solving time: 25 mins, one missing (18dn)

This puzzle was largely a tribute to Enid Blyton who would have been 110 this year (see 24ac). The bottom half of the puzzle fell out quickly, but the top half was extremely slow. After a hiatus of around 10 minutes I was reduced to solving this backwards, by thinking of Enid Blyton characters and seeing where they might fit. Eventually Noddy and Big-Ears occurred to me, but even then I fell down on a culinary reference (again) at 18dn. Please shout if you can explain 9ac.

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