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Archive for October 16th, 2010

Independent 7,483 by Radian (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 09/10/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th October 2010

Simon Harris.

After drawing two Saturday Anax puzzles in a row, including one of which I barely managed half, I’ll admit to being a little relieved to see Radian appear this week. Radian has consistently produced some of my favourite Saturday puzzles, and this one was a lot of fun too.

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Guardian 25,137 (Sat 9 Oct)/Araucaria – Tier straits

Posted by rightback on 16th October 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 12 minutes

If you didn’t solve this puzzle and are confused by the title of this blog, you have probably fallen into the same trap as me. I spent three minutes at the end of this trying to work out why ‘tier’ should define TWINE and looking for an alternative answer. Only after looking up ‘tier’ did I twig that a tier is something that ties. Very much 1-0 to Araucaria.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 935 Naughty boy by MynoT

Posted by twencelas on 16th October 2010

twencelas.

Straightforward clues this week – no twist of any sort. Then, find a quotation, its source and the real name of the writer  – Sounds easy but may be “Un peu difficile”, if you get my drift. But it’s pen, ink and marker pens this week.

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