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Archive for January 16th, 2010

Guardian 24,903 (Sat 9 Jan)/Paul – Kinky and quirky

Posted by rightback on 16th January 2010

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Solving time: 10 mins

This was vintage Paul: some amazing anagrams (8ac/7ac, 15ac/22dn, 22ac/23ac), a couple of long reverse charades (13dn, 24dn/3dn) and a classic at 16dn.

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Independent 7249 (Saturday 9 Jan) – Bannsider

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 16th January 2010

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I found this puzzle very difficult, and gave up unaided solving after 35 minutes with 6 and 18 remaining – I got 6 from a Chambers hunt, but needed a wildcard search for 18. There were plenty of interesting and challenging clues, but one or two which I thought had problems or at least found very difficult – and one (22) which I got wrong.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 896 – Three Letters by Loda

Posted by Gaufrid on 16th January 2010

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A fairly gentle, but enjoyable, start to the EV new year from Loda, though it is a good job that a full copy of ‘The Bridal of Triermain’ is available on-line because, not surprisingly, there isn’t one on my bookshelf (and the quotation doesn’t appear in ODQ).

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