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Archive for November 3rd, 2008

Independent 6880 by Nimrod

Posted by NealH on 3rd November 2008

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone

Apologies for the late posting. I was too busy at work today to give this the two or three hours of attention I would have needed to get through it, so I conceded after getting about 8 clues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Genius 64/Locum – The A-Team

Posted by Andrew on 3rd November 2008

Andrew.

After two very tough offerings from Paul and Brummie, this required very little genius in either solving the clues or fitting the answers into the grid. An enjoyable enough puzzle, and a clever feat of construction, but rather a disappointment from a solver’s point of view. I very quickly solved all but a few of the clues, and found there was only one possible way to fit the 11-letter answers into the grid. After that filling in the rest and solving the remaining clues was a formality. Hugh Stephenson’s newsletter bemoans the fact that there were very few entries for September’s Genius, despite it being the first under the free service: I suspect there may be quite a lot more for this one.

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Guardian 24536 / Rufus

Posted by mhl on 3rd November 2008

mhl.

A very good start to the week, with lots of clues that made me smile. I think my particular favourites here were two of the three musical ones: 16 across and 25 down.

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