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Archive for March 23rd, 2008

Inquisitor 63: 20 Across by Schadenfreude

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 23rd March 2008

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Solving time: about an hour

I solved a fair number of clues cold and then wondered what was going on, but then saw that all the answers with different lengths to the grid entries were one letter shorter and contained IT. Possibly with the help of some checking letters, the phrase RUN FOR IT was then a fairly obvious candidate to fit 20A. The double replacements in the centrally placed HOSPITALITY and CASSITERITE are a nice touch, as is the high proportion of answers with the transformation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 1868 – Carte Blanche

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 23rd March 2008

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Solving time: about 2 hours – with one answer wrong, it turns out

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