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Archive for December 20th, 2009

Beelzebub 1,033 (06/12/09)

Posted by Simon Harris on 20th December 2009

Simon Harris.

This was easily the toughest Beelzebub I can remember having come across. A first, unaided session yielded only three or four answers. Reinforcements were called in, and the remainder of the puzzle took two of us several hours. In a couple of places, entries seem to differ from anything I could find in Chambers, but I may simply not have been looking hard enough.

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Azed 1959: A bitter-sweet refrain

Posted by jetdoc on 20th December 2009


An Azed of average difficulty this week, I think; I needed a dictionary to check several answers. The words ‘whample’ and ‘sprangle’ were both delightful discoveries. No clue stands out as favourite of the week, but I’ll give my vote to 10a.

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