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Beelzebub 1,007 (07/06/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 13th June 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,719 (Sat 6 Jun)/Biggles – Johns’ own

Posted by rightback on 13th June 2009


Solving time: 16 mins

A rare appearance for Biggles, and possibly a first in the lifetime of this blog. I believe this pseudonym is a conglomeration of the four setters that feature in anagrams in this puzzle (Paul, Enigmatist, Shed and Araucaria), each of whose Christian names is ‘John’, hence ‘Biggles’ from the books by W.E. Johns (‘we Johns’). Who set which clues I couldn’t possibly guess, although the styles of the four ‘personalised’ clues (asterisked below) makes me think that each may have set his ‘own’ clue.

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