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Archive for December 19th, 2008

FT 12,955/MUDD (Master of Ubiquitous Double Definitions?)

Posted by smiffy on 19th December 2008

smiffy.

Apologies for the lateish and skeletal blog today; didn’t manage to get near a PC earlier, and there’s an impending blizzard in this neck of the woods, so I have to dash before I get snowed in.

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Independent 6920 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 19th December 2008

nmsindy.

A puzzle with a seasonal theme. I’d not heard the quote before so it took me quite a while to tease it all out esp as, understandably, fitting the quote in meant more unfamiliar words had to be used. Solving time, 39 mins.

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Guardian 24,576 – Gordius

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 19th December 2008

Ciaran McNulty.

Not too hard today but a few unsatisfactory clues.

“” = homophone
* = anagram
< = reversed

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Independent 6915/Morph

Posted by neildubya on 19th December 2008

neildubya.

Nice puzzle with an amusing mini-theme. I couldn’t get 10 and I don’t understand all of the wordplay in 5. Not completely convinced about 14d either, although I can’t see what else the answer might be. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 102 – Responsibility by Kruger

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th December 2008

duncanshiell.

I have certainly increased my knowledge of obscure Gods and Goddesses from different mythologies as a result of this puzzle, but am very grateful that I had a copy of the specific reference book identified by the extra letters. Further research showed that relying on Google and Wikipedia alone would not always have thrown up the relevant Gods and Goddesses very quickly.

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