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Archive for January 4th, 2008

Inquisitor 52/Noel by Schadenfreude

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 4th January 2008

Colin Blackburn.

This looked like it was going to be a tough puzzle but the theme dropped out quickly and helped me to fill in most of the answers. Initially I considered that Noel might be some devius trick like “No el” but it turns out it was more straightforwardly Christmassy.

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Independent 6620/Phi

Posted by John on 4th January 2008


The usual pleasant offering from Phi, but one or two I can’t quite understand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 6615/Eimi – “Bank Holiday Special”(!)

Posted by neildubya on 4th January 2008


This was the puzzle that almost never was. Due to be published on the 29th of December, it was nowhere to be found in the newspaper, much to the frustration of a number of eager solvers (not to mention Eimi himself). It eventually appeared on the 1st of January as a “Bank Holiday special” with an apology (a production error was at fault) tucked away elsewhere in the paper. As someone commented: “Cheeky, eh?”.

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