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Archive for June 6th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,006 (31/05/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th June 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,713 (Sat 30 May)/Puck – Loss Leader

Posted by rightback on 6th June 2009

rightback.

Solving time: 13:43

This puzzle was themed around bandleaders, of which an impressive 11 appear in the grid, plus BANDLEADER itself at 21/19dn. The wordplay to the thematic entries (asterisked below) must have been helpful because I managed to work out the ones I hadn’t heard of (about 4), but I imagine a solver with little interest in music would have found this puzzle pretty testing.

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