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Archive for December 16th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,032 (29/11/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th December 2009

Simon Harris.

A quickish blog, as various factors have led to my falling a little way behind with solving Beelzebub. I’ll use this week to play catchup and then hopefully normal service can be resumed. While I have your attention, explanations for 21ac will be gratefully received. The clue is reproduced below.

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Financial Times 13,261 / Satori

Posted by Gaufrid on 16th December 2009


A few weeks ago we had the last Taupi in the Guardian. Now we are told that this is Satori’s final puzzle. It is a fitting tribute to the talents of the late Albie Fiore.

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Guardian 24,884 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 16th December 2009


A fun puzzle from Paul – not one of his more difficult ones [more than the usual quota of straight charades, I think] – with an entertaining theme. Some nice clues, as usual – just one I’m not entirely happy with.

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Financial Times 13,252 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th December 2009

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 5

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Independent 7229/Dac

Posted by John on 16th December 2009


As always Dac’s clues are simple and elegant and have lovely surfaces. Time after time the immediate reaction is to say how lucky he’s been that everything has fallen out so neatly. But that’s wrong: it is his artistry and skill that makes it seem that way. However, unusually, I do have a couple of quibbles, which will no doubt be shown to be nothing. Read the rest of this entry »

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