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Archive for March 15th, 2008

Guardian 24,331 (Sat 8 Mar)/Araucaria – Quight X-rated

Posted by rightback on 15th March 2008

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Solving time: 18:05

Lots of difficult words in this puzzle, though that’s understandable as alphabetical jigsaws must be tough to construct. I struggled on the right-hand side and was surprised to discover that all my guesses were correct, for once.

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Azed 1867

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th March 2008

Colin Blackburn.

An enjoyable crossword romp taking in a nice mix of the obscure, the ordinary and the Latin. There are a couple of answers I’m not certain about and one clue, 35, that seems to have an error in it, though it might be my parsing. Oh, and there were a lot of Us in the grid! Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 62/Choices by Nutmeg

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 15th March 2008

Colin Blackburn.

I had so solve this puzzle immediately after solving another Nutmeg puzzle so I was hoping for a very different theme. The preamble suggested choices in solving clues and in entering answers. At first I stared bemusedly at the clues wondering how to best start this one. Then I noticed something. A lot of clues had short words of the form xORy. Mmm, a quick count of the clues with the letters OR embedded within words revealed just half. The penny drop for this one is right at the start.

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