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Archive for November 13th, 2010

Independent 7,507 by Nimrod (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 06/11/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 13th November 2010

Simon Harris.

I would normally panic at seeing Nimrod’s name appear on a blogging day, but with a two hour train journey ahead of me, this was a welcome challenge.

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Guardian 25,161 (Sat 6 Nov)/Paul – Forsyth Saga

Posted by rightback on 13th November 2010


Solving time: 9 mins

The second appearance in a couple of weeks for Paul (the last as part of Biggles) and I really enjoyed it – there were loads of inventive clues in this that were tricky to solve even with several checking letters. I struggled at the start before getting a foothold with EMOTICON at 10ac and then managed to open up a bit more with HINDI and UNMENTIONABLES, but at no stage did it feel like the floodgates had opened.

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Enigmatic Variations No 939 An Impassable Door by Shark

Posted by twencelas on 13th November 2010


So an impassable door this week, 23 misprints to spell out a quotation then find the quotation’s author and highlight AN IMPASSABLE DOOR. Chambers is defined as the only reference, so, logically, the quotation must be in there. So out with my pen, but could this be a bit, dare I say it, a wee bit “hellas”. Will the doorway to the solution be impassable or just require finding the key? 

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