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Archive for January 3rd, 2008

Independent 6619/Mordred

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 3rd January 2008

Colin Blackburn.

This was terrible puzzle for me. The answers I have blogged are they only ones I have managed to get before deciding to submit the blog. Discussion of the missing answers will be left to the commentors.

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Guardian 24275/Rover

Posted by linxit on 3rd January 2008


Solving time 8:12

I haven’t done a Rover puzzle for a long time, so I looked on the Setters page here to see what I’d be in for, and he’s described as “Hard”. That may need to be re-evaluated – this was not a hard puzzle, but it was mostly pretty good.

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Independent on Sunday 933 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 3rd January 2008


The usual pleasing fare from Quixote in the final IoS puzzle of the year. I found it fairly easy, solving time, 15 mins.

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Christmas Crossword by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd January 2008

Pete Maclean.

This whopper proved rather easy. That is often true of Cinephile’s themed puzzles but is especially so of this one because, once one has spotted the theme, one knows not simply what kind of answers to look for but, with a certain easily tested assumption, all the themed answers. They are, of course, all surnames of US Presidents for the past 146 years.

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