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Archive for December 28th, 2007

Guardian 24,270: Puck – “Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful!”

Posted by neildubya on 28th December 2007

neildubya.

linxit has reported in sick, so I’ve thrown the following last minute blog together.

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Guardian 24270/Puck

Posted by linxit on 28th December 2007

linxit.

This was an enjoyable thematic puzzle based on Samuel Beckett (1,4 ac). I’ll put some more up when I can, but I’ve been in bed with flu for the last 3 days, and this is the first puzzle I’ve solved in that time. Starting to feel dizzy again…crawling back to my pit…

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Independent 6614/Dac

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 28th December 2007

Colin Blackburn.

Considering some of the tough and thematic puzzles this week this was a nice easy end to the week with no themes or hidden messages (famous last words!)

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Independent 6610/Scorpion (22-12-07)

Posted by neildubya on 28th December 2007

neildubya.

The easiest puzzle I’ve solved by this usually difficult setter. A few people here have mentioned that they’ve often found many of Scorpion’s clues to be a bit contrived but I don’t think that’s something he could be accused of in this puzzle. There are some really good clues here and my favourite was 20d. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 12,642 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 28th December 2007

Pete Maclean.

A fairly standard Cincinnus puzzle this week with at least one great clue (3D) and one that I do not understand the workings of (26D).

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Inquisitor 51 – For the record … by Eddie

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 28th December 2007

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: a couple of hours, maybe a bit less.

Experienced Inquisitor solvers will know already that Eddie (from Eddie the Eagle, referring to the Indie masthead as well as the ski-jumper) is one of Mike Laws’s pseudonyms. As a quick bit of maths based on the preamble suggested, the phrase to be found in the extra letters in wordplay is: THOUSANDTH CROSSWORD IN OUR WEEKLY SERIES. I can remember tackling the first, and although I haven’t by any means solved the lot in between, this puzzle has provided lots of pleaure over the years.

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