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Independent 6929 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 31st December 2008

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New Year’s Eve puzzle by Dac (appeared in the paper but not on the website apparently).   Solving time, 28 mins.

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Independent – Review of 2008

Posted by nmsindy on 31st December 2008

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The Indy under its editor, Eimi, who took over early in 2006, continued in 2008 its pattern of puzzles, many of which have themes and/or Ninas.  A Nina is a hidden message in  the grid not necessary for solving but which can certainly speed it up if you see it emerging!   (Named after the American artist Al Hirschfield who liked to incorporate the name of his daughter Nina into his sketches.)

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Guardian 24584 / Enigmatist

Posted by mhl on 31st December 2008

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This was rather tough going until we got the Hogmanay message around the outside (FOR THE SAKE OF AULD LANG SYNE), but good fun nonetheless. There are a few bits of devious wordplay that took quite a while to work out.

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Financial Times 12,963 by Cinephile

Posted by Gaufrid on 31st December 2008

Gaufrid.

What better way to end the year than with a Cinephile? Perhaps by not having the solution printed on the same page (with the number for tomorrow’s puzzle rather than yesterday’s)! Methinks someone has started celebrating the New Year rather early.

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