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Archive for October 24th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,026 (18/10/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 24th October 2009

Simon Harris.

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

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Indy Prize Puzzles

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th October 2009

Gaufrid.

I have been informed that, due to the postal strike, the closing date for most Indy prize puzzles is going to be extended by a week as from this weekend.

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Guardian 24,833 (Sat 17 Oct)/Paul – ‘Brass’ banned

Posted by rightback on 24th October 2009

rightback.

Solving time: 11½ mins, one mistake (15dn: ‘sagebrass’ for SAGEBRUSH)

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Enigmatic Variations No. 884 – Two Questions by Charybdis

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th October 2009

Gaufrid.

The subsidiary indication in each clue leads to an extra letter. These letters indicate the source of two questions (the second of which WAS rhetorical) and reveal a recent and unresolved problem (from which two of the unclued grid entries may be deduced).

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Independent 7178 (Sat 17 October) – Nestor

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 24th October 2009

petebiddlecombe.

By the time you read this I’ll be on holiday, so I won’t be able to respond to any questions myself. I finished this in 8:36 so found it fairly easy for a Saturday prize puzzle, but there’s lots of entertainment, and a weekend theme, with the overnight bag, dirty weekend and Sunday best. Knowing that Nestor very often has a puzzle somewhere in the Times championships, I was solving as fast as I could as an early bit of practice for next year, so wrote in seven answers without full wordplay understanding – 1, 9, 10, 22, 24, 2, 7.

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