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Archive for July 5th, 2009

Guardian Genius No. 72 / Araucaria

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th July 2009

Gaufrid.

This was, I think, the hardest Genius puzzle since the Guardian site became freely available. I only managed to solve just over a third of the clues in the first session and then got a few more each day during the next couple of days or so when revisiting the puzzle. Being able to make a start on grid entry would have been greatly helped by solving 5d but I did not get this one until much later.

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Everyman 3724

Posted by Arthur on 5th July 2009

Arthur.

Definitely a bit harder to get going this week. The double definitions seemed to often require very specific knowlege for the second definition, and the two word clues (except 4dn which was my favourite) were simply broken into their constituent words before cluing (I prefer it when the wordplay bridges the gap, so to speak) so overall, not a favourite of mine. Read the rest of this entry »

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