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Archive for June 20th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,008 (14/06/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 20th June 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Guardian 24,725 (Sat 13 Jun)/Araucaria – Vegged out

Posted by rightback on 20th June 2009


Solving time: 20:43

Another impressive ‘Araubetical’ with answers beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Most of the difficulty for me came from getting started on the grid rather than the clues per se, and also from mis-solving a couple of clues, but I was badly held up at the end by the first four clues (A, B and two Cs). These were linked with ellipses which I foolishly assumed was not relevant to the cryptic readings, but in fact all four answers were vegetables or homonyms thereof. There were a couple of references to ‘kitchen’ as well.

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