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Archive for May 22nd, 2010

Beelzebub 1,056 (16/05/2010)

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd May 2010

Simon Harris.

I found this to be an average week, in terms of difficulty. There remain one or two details that elude me for the time being.

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Enigmatic Variations 914: Opus by Hypnos

Posted by Dave Hennings on 22nd May 2010

Dave Hennings.

This is the sixth Enigmatic Variations puzzle by Hypnos since the EV blog started at fifteensquared about 18 months ago, and I’ve done four of them! They are usually good fun, so I tackle this with relish.

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Guardian 25,011 (Sat 15 May)/Brummie – Comic relief

Posted by rightback on 22nd May 2010


Solving time: 10 mins

This was a very cleverly worked theme which took some thought to see, even with only one thematic answer (20ac) unsolved. The nine relevant answers are all surnames of comedians but are also common English words which made spotting the connection quite a challenge. George Burns and Max Wall were new to me but the rest (Ruby Wax, Jo Brand, Eddie Large, Victoria Wood, Dawn French, Benny or Harry Hill and Bob Hope) I had heard of, and weirdly I think it was the last that caused me to twig.

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