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Archive for April 29th, 2008

Guardian 24375/Gordius – ance upon a time

Posted by ilancaron on 29th April 2008

ilancaron.

This was hard work – with some answers really belonging in an advanced weekend puzzle — I found myself pulling out Chambers more than zero times, which is too many for a daily. I only fully understood the pair of 19 and 24 once I’d completed the puzzle — probably since I didn’t grow up in England in the 80s.

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Independent 6719 by Virgilius

Posted by nmsindy on 29th April 2008

nmsindy.

Another excellent themed puzzle from Virgilius, the theme becoming apparent to me only quite late on.

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Independent 6718 by Scorpion

Posted by NealH on 29th April 2008

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=rev.

Very tough puzzle by Scorpion, I thought.   There were three I didn’t fully understand.

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Financial Times 12,754 / by Jason

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 29th April 2008

C G Rishikesh.

After thirty minutes with the puzzle, I didn’t get 21ac and 24ac and 16dn. Any of my readers may please post the answers.

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The blog, yesterday.

Posted by neildubya on 29th April 2008

neildubya.

Apologies for the problems you all experienced yesterday in trying to reach the blog – it was out of action for pretty much for the whole day. Unfortunately the problem was at the server end, that is, with the company that hosts the site rather than with the blog itself, so there was nothing I could do to fix things, which was somewhat frustrating. I’m now trying to find out from the hosting company what the problem actually was and if it was solved satisfactorily.

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