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Archive for April 6th, 2009

Guardian 24,666 – Rufus

Posted by Ciaran McNulty on 6th April 2009

Ciaran McNulty.

An auspicious puzzle number to start the week with.  Very satisfactory Monday fare, with a couple of puzzlers but no real complaints and a lot of enjoyment!  I especially liked 15ac, I’m not sure what these clues are called but like them when they come up.

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Independent 7011 by Hypnos

Posted by NealH on 6th April 2009

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def
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Guardian Genius 69 / Lavatch

Posted by mhl on 6th April 2009

mhl.

I found this to be the toughest Genius in a while, but very satisfying to solve. In each of the clues which must be changed, I have listed the clued answer first and then the version which should be entered into the grid. The changed letters spell out THE METAMOROPHOSIS and the letters across the middle line spell out GREGOR, so the question was whether to change that to BEETLE or INSECT. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has “insect” in its translation of the first line.

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