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Archive for July 31st, 2009

Guardian 24766 – Araucaria

Posted by manehi on 31st July 2009


As often with Araucaria, I’m still a little puzzled but thoroughly entertained. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7,111 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 31st July 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Financial Times 13,143 / Bradman

Posted by shuchi on 31st July 2009


Usual great stuff from Bradman. In particular I liked PRONOUNCE, COLORADO, LOTUS-EATER.

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Inquisitor 134 MICKEY MOUSE by Charybdis

Posted by Hihoba on 31st July 2009


Excellent puzzle from Charybdis – no extra words or letters in the clues, just a nice conceit in his letter from the editor. This was most confusing at first, but the meaning fell out as the grid neared completion. A lot of dictionary work was required for unusual words and meanings.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 872 – Spinneroosms by Salamanca

Posted by Gaufrid on 31st July 2009


In the asterisked clues the wordplay for the grid entry gave a Spoonerism of the answer suggested by the definition. The normal clues were for the most part (too) easy, though some (presumably) unintentional added difficulty was provided by incorrect enumeration in three clues.

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