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Archive for November 1st, 2009

Azed 1952: Pervy gumshoes

Posted by jetdoc on 1st November 2009

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An Azed with a mix of easyish and fairly difficult clues, and a few pretty obscure words, which made it interesting to solve. I think I will go for 17a as my favorite clue this week; 24a is runner-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everyman No. 3291 (25th October)

Posted by The Trafites on 1st November 2009

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Genius 76 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 1st November 2009

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I found this extremely tough, unlike some of the earlier offerings in the Genius series. I still have a problem explaining a few of the clues. The main difficulty was simply the obscurity of some of the words used, with less help than usual from checking letters because of the nature of the puzzle. Only a few clues were numbered; others had to be inserted where they would fit, like an alphabetical jigsaw. This aspect didn’t prove too difficult, although I didn’t understand why the instructions referred to clues having “their indicated place at the table”. For a while I thought that there might be some food-related theme but if so, I still can’t see it. Read the rest of this entry »

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