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Archive for December 19th, 2009

Everyman No. 3298 (Dec. 13th)

Posted by C G Rishikesh on 19th December 2009

C G Rishikesh.

I am here as a substitute for the regular blogger. The crossword posed no difficulty but I am unable to explain Clue 16d fully. Season’s Greetings to all readers.

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Thank You

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th December 2009


I would like to say thank you to the Fifteensquared team members who have all taken time out of their busy schedules to post blogs during the past twelve months. I’m sure your efforts have been much appreciated, particularly by those new or relatively new to cryptic puzzles.

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Guardian 24,881 (Sat 12 Dec)/Shed – Crimea river

Posted by rightback on 19th December 2009


Solving time: 12 mins

I have to take my hat off to Shed for this: most of the puzzle was straightforward (and well-clued) but three answers (MORTAR, SCARFACE and CRIMEA) had me truly stumped and accounted for well over half of my time. Moreover, none was in any way obscure or unfair and I kicked myself as I finally solved each.

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Enigmatic Variations 892: Johannes & Ferencz by Oxymoron

Posted by Dave Hennings on 19th December 2009

Dave Hennings.

I have no idea what the title means, although it does sound a bit like a Swedish clothing company … or is that Hennes & Mauritz?

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