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Enigmatic Variations 910: All the Initials by Oxymoron

Posted by Dave Hennings on 24th April 2010

Dave Hennings.

A fairly straightforward puzzle from Oxymoron this week. Each clue requires a letter or a word to be removed before solving. These spell out a quotation which reflects the clues and suggests how some answers are modified before entry. The originator’s initials must be highlighted.

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Guardian 24,987 (Sat 17 Apr)/Araucaria – Plane sailing

Posted by rightback on 24th April 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 13 mins

The theme here was British World War II aircraft, not really my forte although I had heard of most of these (apart from the Vickers Wellington at 27ac); of the others, the Avro Anson at 8ac across was the only one to cause difficulty. The Typhoon at 17ac is not the Eurofighter of today which is so named but the Hawker variant of the 1940s.

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