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Archive for May 24th, 2010

Independent 7364 by Eimi

Posted by NealH on 24th May 2010

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian 25,018 by Rufus

Posted by Handel on 24th May 2010

Handel.

Ahoy there, me hearties. Another sail on the high seas of Rufus. Lots of double definitions this time, which can leave us ‘all at sea’, but in this instance we made it to the shore in reasonable time.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 417 – Percentage, percentage, percentage

Posted by beermagnet on 24th May 2010

beermagnet.

I was knocking off these clues without too much trouble but did think more than once that they were quite convoluted.  It took 20 Min – only about ½ pint – drinking slowly – I’d already had a couple while failing to finish that Saturday’s Indy.  So that’s obviously a good warm up routine.  I got off to a flying start with the long answer 14/17/21 where I thought of it from the definition and enumeration, then wordplay confirmed.  But what’s with all the %age clues? 20% here 40% there 66% of the other, all using essentially the same wordplay method.  Am I missing a theme? Read the rest of this entry »

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