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Archive for February 15th, 2008

Independent puzzles online – an update

Posted by neildubya on 15th February 2008

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Good news for those of you wanting to try the Independent cryptic – puzzles are now available online on the same day as they appear in the newspaper (Saturday puzzles are still a week late though).

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Independent 6656 / Phi – Fairly straightforward

Posted by tilsit on 15th February 2008

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Solving time: 12 minutes

After yesterday’s tough Nimrod, and a generally tricky week all round in most papers, this made a nice change with a straightforward Phi challenge. 4ac was a bit of  a tease with either of two answers able to go in, and I went for the wrong one first!

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Guardian 24312/Brummie

Posted by linxit on 15th February 2008

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Solving time – 17:05

This started out fairly straightforward and I made good progress, thinking I was going to finish inside 10 minutes for a while. Then I got stuck in two places, with the pair at 8d/10a, and three crossing at the bottom 18d, 23a/d. Still, today’s Times took me twice as long, so I can’t grumble.

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Independent 6651/Nestor

Posted by neildubya on 15th February 2008

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I found this very tough but a thoroughly enjoyable solve. Lots of great clues (my personal favourite is 12a), and a very clever touch at 19 and 20d. I’m still unsure about 17a, 21a and 18d though. Read the rest of this entry »

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