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Archive for March 26th, 2010

Financial Times 13,344 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 26th March 2010

Gaufrid.

Unfortunately Shuchi is unable to join us today so here is a substitute analysis. A fairly straightforward puzzle in the main but I have to admit that I had never heard of 12ac or 19ac before today and 27ac was only a very dim memory.

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Guardian 24,968 / Bonxie

Posted by Eileen on 26th March 2010

Eileen.

A reasonably straightforward puzzle from Bonxie, with some nice touches. I have some quibbles with two or three definitions.

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Independent 7,314 by Phi

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th March 2010

Simon Harris.

It’s a while since I blogged a Friday Phi, so either I’m a little rusty or this was quite a tough one.

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Independent 7309 – Saturday Prize Puzzle by Nimrod

Posted by duncanshiell on 26th March 2010

duncanshiell.

I found this hard and took a good afternoon to solve it.  There were a couple of words or phrases I had not come across before, namely CACOETHES SCRIBENDI and PULQUE.  I knew the first was an anagram and probably had SCRIBE… in the second word of the phrase.  In the second word, PULQUE, I got the QUE alright, but I also hadn’t come across PULE meaning ‘pipe’ before.  I wondered how obscure these words were, so I amused myself by looking them up on Google and seeing how many hits they each generated.

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