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Archive for September 26th, 2009

Independent 7154 (Sat 19 Sept) – Tyrus

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 26th September 2009


This was as tough for me as the first couple of Tyrus puzzles I tried in the Independent. I don’t have an accurate timing for it but would guess about 45 minutes until I decided to cheat on 5D. The bottom unches spell out SIMONE, but apart from a well-known Simone being called Nina, as indicated by 1D’s clue. The top edge gives Nina NANNAR – the media and arts correspondent for ITV News. I thik that’s all – I could find no well-known Nina Cameron or Nina Susan to go with them from other edge answers = “fringe characters”.

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Beelzebub 1,022 (20/09/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th September 2009

Simon Harris.

I should probably blog these a bit sooner after solving, or at least take notes, since I have scant recollection of actually tackling this one. I do know that I once again managed it armed only with the hard copy of Chambers, and that this method seems to suit me well.

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Enigmatic Variations 880: Revelations by Kcit

Posted by Dave Hennings on 26th September 2009

Dave Hennings.

Luckily for me, a fairly straightforward offering from Kcit this week. I got back from golfing hols on Sunday, and everything has bunched up nicely, including some crosswords that need solving and blogging … oh, and some real work too, which is nice. So no time for a treatise on this occasion.

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Guardian 24,809 (Sat 19 Sep)/Paul – Snide remark

Posted by rightback on 26th September 2009


Solving time: 7 mins

This was my fastest solve of a Saturday puzzle for a while, so must have been easier than usual, even for a non-Araucaria week. Only 20dn (REMARK) caused any real trouble.

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