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Guardian Genius 77 / Pasquale

Posted by Andrew on 7th December 2009

Andrew.

Four symphonies with nicknames provide the theme for this puzzle: the undefined anagrams lead to the composer (with a missing letter) and the nickname. The “clue of sorts” given by the missing letter is that its position is the number of the symphony: for example, the Eroica is Beethoven’s 3rd, so the 3rd letter of BEETHOVEN is omitted (of course it’s hard to tell in that example!) Perhaps surprisingly, the four symphonies involve only two numbers: two thirds and two fourths. The normal clues were mostly straightforward (in contrast to the ferociously hard Araucaria puzzle last month), with just a couple of obscure answers causing some difficulties, though even they were guessable thanks to Pasquale’s usual sound clueing.

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Guardian 24,876 – Rufus

Posted by manehi on 7th December 2009

manehi.

A welcome break from late night measure theory… pretty quick, with quite a few straightforward cryptic defs and anagrams.

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Independent 7221 by Eimi

Posted by NealH on 7th December 2009

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Private Eye/Cyclops 405 – Copper bottomed

Posted by beermagnet on 7th December 2009

beermagnet.

I expect there’s a fair bit of copper in one of Brenda’s crowns too.
Intro joke: What’s green and misty? (ans below)
Let’s get stuck into the detail:
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