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Archive for August 22nd, 2009

Beelzebub 1,017 (16/08/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd August 2009

Simon Harris.

A slightly late posting, on account of a fascinating day’s cricket. I can’t quite make the wordplay for 26ac work, if anyone fancies clearing it up for me.

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Guardian 24,779 / Puck – Peace, man!

Posted by Andrew on 22nd August 2009


I’m standing in on this puzzle for Rightback, who is away. The 40th anniversary that was celebrated was the Woostock festival, which opened on 15 August 1969. There were also some links to Woodstock, the bird from the Peanuts comic strip, and a separate mini-theme of things electronic. All in all a very enjoyable puzzle, which I got to solve twice through losing my original copy before coming to write the blog. I might have just about equalled one of Rightback’s legendary solving times on my second attempt.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 875 – No Complaints by Hypnos

Posted by Gaufrid on 22nd August 2009


A reasonably quick solve for this one, then a lot of head scratching trying to parse 17d and 26d. This was greatly helped once I had realised the theme and could complete the first word given by the extra letters in the down clues.

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