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Enigmatic Variations 897 Iffy by Salamanca

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 23rd January 2010

Colin Blackburn.

The first few answers I got were an across answer that was normal and 4dn for which I though STOP was a satisfactory answer. So it took a few minutes to work out what was going on. Seeing that KEEMA fitted 35dn and checking ESTOP in Chambers soon confirmed a possible un-preambled method for entering down answers. It was then a matter of solving more across clues to find some misquote emerging. So there was no last second penny-drop but there was an enjoyable well-clued puzzle to entertain for an hour or so.

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Guardian 24,909 (Sat 16 Jan)/Araucaria – Last chance saloon

Posted by rightback on 23rd January 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 10 mins

Not too difficult this week but there were several dubious clues in this (e.g. 11ac, 20ac, 1dn, 3dn, 16dn); not Araucaria’s finest, I thought.

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