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Archive for April 17th, 2009

Independent 7021/Phi

Posted by John on 17th April 2009

John.

Pleasant fare from Phi, with one clue that defeats me but which will I’m sure be quickly explained. I wonder if the clueing style used in 10ac and 13ac is consciously Azedian. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13053 / Phssthpok

Posted by shuchi on 17th April 2009

shuchi.

I got off to a breezing start with this puzzle, filled in 90% of the grid without pause but then unravelling the wordplay for a few of them took some thinking. Not sure of 13A, 14D still. (13A, 14D annotations updated based on Geoff’s inputs. Thanks!)

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Guardian 24,676 / Gordius

Posted by Eileen on 17th April 2009

Eileen.

I’ve nothing much to say about this puzzle. I quite liked 9ac but there are several clues I’m not happy with, particularly some ‘cryptic’ definitions.

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Independent 7016/Mass (Prize puzzle 11-04-09)

Posted by neildubya on 17th April 2009

neildubya.

A chess inspired puzzle from Mass, where every clue makes reference to the game and/or some its famous players. Like all puzzles from this setter I found this pretty tough but got there in the end. Read the rest of this entry »

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Inquisitor 119 – Offcut by Hypnos

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 17th April 2009

petebiddlecombe.

This started as a placeholder post.

This was a pretty straightforward puzzle – I managed to see through the trick of making the source of the quote much longer than the quote itself, and identified the theme fairly quickly. The extra letters from clue wordplays spelled: “Their soul abhorred – Psalm one hundred and seven.”

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Enigmatic Variations No. 857 – Exactly by Lato

Posted by Gaufrid on 17th April 2009

Gaufrid.

The preamble indicated that ten clues had an extra word each of which defined ten otherwise unclued entries. A further unclued entry (of three words) was said to explain ‘exactly’ where these entries could go.

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