Fifteensquared

Never knowingly undersolved.

Archive for August 4th, 2010

Beelzebub 1,066 (25/07/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th August 2010

Simon Harris.

A pretty tough week, I found. Despite the auspicious puzzle number, I don’t see any Hastings-related material here, but then I will tend to miss whole themes entirely. 19ac remains unexplained.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Beelzebub | 2 Comments »

Independent 7426 by Dac

Posted by nmsindy on 4th August 2010

nmsindy.

I found this very much on the easy side, with quite a few clues solved on first run through, solving time 16 mins.     Excellent as always.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Independent | 16 Comments »

Financial Times 13,455 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th August 2010

Gaufrid.

Not a lot of variety today with only a couple of clues that didn’t involve a charade and/or an anagram. If my memory serves me correctly this is something I have remarked upon previously when covering a puzzle by this setter. Perhaps it’s for this reason that I don’t seem to enjoy this setter’s puzzles in the FT as much as I do those by his alter ego, Scorpion, in the Indy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

Guardian 25080 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 4th August 2010

mhl.

A fun puzzle with Paul’s trademark dodginess evident in a few clues. Annoyingly, I can’t quite see 24a….

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 60 Comments »

Inquisitor 1136: Things by Nimrod

Posted by HolyGhost on 4th August 2010

HolyGhost.

Surely this is not the same Nimrod that was active on the Listener in the 1940′s?
 
This was pretty hard: clues in alphabetical order of answers, to be entered in the grid in jigsaw-fashion; any occurrence of the (different) letters in a to-be-discovered five-letter word overlooked in the wordplay. This five-letter thematic word leads to the completion of the otherwise unclued perimeter.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Inquisitor | 7 Comments »