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Archive for April 27th, 2009

Independent 7029 by Punk

Posted by NealH on 27th April 2009

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def
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Guardian 24,684/Arachne

Posted by Andrew on 27th April 2009

Andrew.

A non-Rufus Monday with a puzzle from Arachne that I found quite hard going, with some very involved wordplay. There are a couple of clues that I still don’t understand, but I’m sure commenters will soon point out how obvious they are..

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Private Eye/Cyclops 389 – Mock election

Posted by beermagnet on 27th April 2009

beermagnet.

One of those where I couldn’t get the last couple for days.   22D was the bugbear.  The eureka moment when I finally thought of RAG for “mock” was nice, but I’m glad I didn’t have to blog this as a daily because there’s no way I could’ve got this without coming back to it fresh.   I suspect that’s where I differ from the fast or competitive solvers – sometimes when I get  stuck on a clue and can’t see it what it’s saying from the right perspective, I need a big long break in order to look at it anew without going down the same train of thought yet again.

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