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Archive for December 26th, 2008

Independent 6,925/Radian

Posted by Ali on 26th December 2008

Ali.

Happy Boxing Day y’all. I found some of this quite tough, possibly because I initially got 5D wrong and am unsure on a few others. Some nice clues though from a new-ish setter who is improving with every puzzle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 103 – The Top Ten by Charybdis

Posted by duncanshiell on 26th December 2008

duncanshiell.

Solvers were told that nine clue-answers had to be jumbled to form new real-word grid entries. We were also told that the first letters of these nine clues would spell a word, referred to as X. There were two unclued entries at 1 across and 12 down. We were then advised that we would have to determine ’12 down X 1 across’ The next instruction was fairly cryptic – viz, the top ten of ’12 X 1′ may read (3,7). Further, the probable all-time world number one (8) had to be highlighted as had the full version (8,5,9) of the acronym in the top three, and their only UK number one (6). On the first read though the preamble was therefore fairly obscure. to say the least. However all became clear as pennies dropped throughout this enjoyable puzzle.

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Independent 6921 by Nestor – 20/12/2008

Posted by Gaufrid on 26th December 2008

Gaufrid.

This was the first Saturday Indy that I have attempted and so I cannot say how it compares with the usual fare. I found most of it easy, with nearly 90% of the answers going in within a few minutes. The remaining 10% or so took about the same amount of time again.

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