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Enigmatic Variations 906: Recognition by Kruger

Posted by Dave Hennings on 27th March 2010

Dave Hennings.

Kruger has been setting EV puzzles for over ten years, with a puzzle every four or five months, and the occasional Inquisitor for good measure. I have always found his crosswords fair, but quite taxing, and covering a wide range of themes. This puzzle proved fairly tough, especially my last clue, 3dn! This necessitated a correction in the following week’s paper.

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Guardian 24,963 (Sat 20 Mar)/Araucaria – Daysed and confused

Posted by rightback on 27th March 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 33 mins

This was hard, and I was grateful for a couple of hackneyed clues at 12ac (INCA) and 28ac (DETERGENT) to get me going. The theme (abbreviations for days of the week being unclued in wordplay to ten answers) jumped out early on from 16dn (FRICASSEE) and I expected that to open the floodgates, but no. Still, I got there in the end.

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