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Archive for September 6th, 2009

Guardian Genius 74 / Paul

Posted by Andrew on 6th September 2009

Andrew.

A tough challenge from Paul that took me several sessions to complete, though looking back at it now there’s not much that seems particularly obscure or difficult. The crucial 8dn was actually one of the last clues I solved, but I worked out the gimmick – that alternate rows of across answers are entered from right to left – from finding that the answers were the right length for the spaces, but didn’t match the crossing letters.

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Everyman No. 3283 (August 30th)

Posted by The Trafites on 6th September 2009

The Trafites.

Lorraine: I guess Everyman knows when I have to blog, as it is would appear that it is only difficult every other week – always my week!
Nick:  I apologise for the doo’s  ;)

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Azed 1944 – lots left for the reader

Posted by ilancaron on 6th September 2009

ilancaron.

Another wordplay debacle in the SE corner. I had the rest done in an hour or so (The Big Red Book consoling me as needed) — however, I struggled through the bottom-right for yet another hour and still not all the constructions are clear to me. But… perhaps the very act of writing this blog will serve to inspire.

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