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Archive for July 6th, 2010

Guardian Genius 84: elastic despair

Posted by bridgesong on 6th July 2010

bridgesong.

This month’s theme involved removing words from a number of across clues and then putting anagrams of them in some of the down clues. Two further unclued entries were to be found by taking the initial letters of the missing or redundant words. I found the easiest way to start was by looking for words that didn’t appear to belong, and seeing if they could form anagrams.

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Independent 7,401 by Math

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th July 2010

Simon Harris.

An all-too-rare visit from Math today. I’m not sure if the date carries some significance, but there’s a strong theme here, based around 1/4 and of course 4dn. I must admit I missed a lot of the references at first, but having had a second read-through of the answers, there’s a bumper crop of thematic material here. Good stuff.

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Guardian 25055 – Orlando

Posted by Uncle Yap on 6th July 2010

Uncle Yap.

A very good morning’s worth of entertainment. Orlando employed some tongue-in-cheek devices which got me laughing

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Financial Times 13,430 / Phssthpok

Posted by Agentzero on 6th July 2010

Agentzero.

I thought this was an excellent puzzle, with a lot of inventive wordplay. Read the rest of this entry »

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