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Archive for October 31st, 2010

Independent on Sunday 1080 by Quixote – 24th October 2010

Posted by Handel on 31st October 2010


A gentler puzzle this week than last, with nothing to frighten the horses. 12ac was a real delight, and made us think for a while about the precision of wording needed in cryptic definitions. Another enjoyable outing, so our thanks to Quixote.

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Everyman No. 3343 (24th October)

Posted by The Trafites on 31st October 2010

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  We were on a coach trip to London when solving this weeks puzzle, and oddly enough passed Ludgate Hill.  I managed to work out 15d but could not put it in until we got home and confirmed it in Bradfords lists.  Unusual to see the same word clued twice, ‘Char’.  1d was the first in the grid with 15d being the last.

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Azed 2004

Posted by Andrew on 31st October 2010


Another Azed that I managed to complete almost all of quite quickly without references, though with some educated guesswork based on many years of finding obscure words in Chambers. Still, it’s none the worse for that, with the usual combination of wit and deviously elegant wordplay.

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