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Archive for June 5th, 2010

Enigmatic Variations 916 / MynoT

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th June 2010

Gaufrid.

I don’t know what has happened to the scheduled blogger so here is my belated analysis of this puzzle. The note on my copy indicates that I found it hard and the degree of difficulty was not helped by the EV gremlins appearing again, one clue with no enumeration, two clues with the wrong enumeration and two clues not in the alphabetical order of their answers.

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Guardian 25,023 (Sat 29 May)/Paul – Teamwork

Posted by rightback on 5th June 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 9 mins

This was a puzzle not of four quarters but two halves: I solved very few answers (only six or so) in the first five minutes before spotting the theme (from 23/8ac) which was American football teams. That’s by no means my sporting forte but I managed to write in the other three teams straight away from the checking letters and then the rest of the grid fell out very quickly.

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