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Archive for May 8th, 2009

Guardian Genius No 70 by Brummie (April 2009)

Posted by tilsit on 8th May 2009

tilsit.

Apologies for being late with this.

A really enjoyable challenge from Brummie formed the April Genius puzzle and one which required wits to be kept about one at all times.

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Independent 7039/Math

Posted by John on 8th May 2009

John.

Not quite sure what’s happening here. Phi, who is usually on Friday, was on Monday this week, which suggests that something significant was in the pipeline for Friday. But it doesn’t seem to be any special day, and I can’t see anything yet in today’s crossword. Perhaps when I’ve finished doing the blog I’ll have seen what it’s all about, but judging by my previous record for this sort of thing I doubt it.

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Independent 7,034 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 02/05/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th May 2009

Simon Harris.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, cd=cryptic definition, dd=double definition.

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Financial Times 13,071 / Alberich

Posted by shuchi on 8th May 2009

shuchi.

What a fine puzzle. A balanced mix of easy and tough clues. Bumpy ride, but a most enjoyable one.

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Guardian 24694 / Orlando

Posted by mhl on 8th May 2009

mhl.

An enjoyable crossword, and quite easy for a Friday.

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Inquisitor 122 – Papa by Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on 8th May 2009

duncanshiell.

The preamble stated that ‘eight double clues lead to two solutions (two of two words); straddling the two in the order presented is a thematic word.  The thematic words (one of two words) have a numerical connection, and each should be replaced by its associated number expressed as a letter (A=1,27,53 etc).  In one case we were told to choose the specific over the generic’.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 860 – AWOL by Kcit

Posted by Gaufrid on 8th May 2009

Gaufrid.

A little more difficult than some EVs, with one or two clues holding me up for a short while and one quibble at 31d. I’m not sure I like being given a solving strategy so I tend not to read it until after I have completed the puzzle. However it is probably useful for those new to barred-grid puzzles.

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