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Archive for May 8th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,054 (02/05/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th May 2010

Simon Harris.

Well I never, two weeks running with a correctly-filled grid and not so much as a look at Chambers. This week did feel a lot tougher than last week though, and by the time the NE corner came together I was all but guessing. It’s a credit to the setter that it’s possible to work out so many unfamiliar terms purely through diligent attention to the very fair clues. Beelzebub remains a very satisfying solve, and one I’d recommend to all Fifteensquared readers.

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Guardian 24,999 (Sat 1 May)/Crucible – Potty

Posted by rightback on 8th May 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 9 mins

This puzzle was snooker-themed, and published to coincide with the conclusion to the snooker World Championship at the Crucible in which Neil Robertson of Australia became only the second overseas winner, after Canada’s Cliff Thorburn in 1980. The theme word (1ac) was POTTER which in different contexts also indicated several other answers.

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Enigmatic Variations No.912 – Sounding by Loda

Posted by Mister Sting on 8th May 2010

Mister Sting.

I rather enjoyed this romp.

I am, as I have previously confessed, rather fond of the ways and means used by some EVs (including this one): quotations constructed from excised letters and hidden grid entries which need to be highlighted. That’s why I do ‘em.

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