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Archive for December 4th, 2007

Independent 6594 by Virgilius

Posted by nmsindy on 4th December 2007

nmsindy.

This site was ringing with praise for Virgilius last week. This puzzle was another excellent example of why. A theme (as usual) reasonably obvious and which helped speed up solving at the end. But, in case readers might like to look again, I’ll refer to it only after the clue explanations. Solving time (fast for me): 14 mins

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Guardian 24,251, Puck: Horse sense

Posted by michod on 4th December 2007

michod.

I got about half-way through before I spotted this puzzle’s usp – every clue refers to horses, except for 18 down whose answer contains the word. This means some ingenious and intricate wordplay, although one or two definitions are looser than they could be.

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