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Archive for November 20th, 2010

Guardian 25,167 (Sat 13 Nov)/Araucaria – Juncture repair job

Posted by rightback on 20th November 2010


Solving time: 38 mins

This very impressive construction may have had the most involved preamble I’ve seen in the Guardian. Essentially, half the clues led to two answers differing by either the first or last letter, and the right selections had to be made to allow all 26 letters of the alphabet to appear in the perimeter.

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Enigmatic Variations 940 – Accomplished Solvers by Kruger

Posted by Gaufrid on 20th November 2010


I did not expect to be covering this puzzle and so I am writing this nearly two weeks after solving and my memory of the Sunday before last is now rather dim. I do remember that it was one of my quicker EV solves (<1 hour) because a lot of the misprints seemed quite obvious and I deduced what needed to be done to the non-misprint clues before the message formed by the correct letters was complete.

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Independent 7513 by Math (Saturday 13 Nov)

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 20th November 2010


Solving time: 17:13

It was fairly obvious from the grid that a theme was likely here – the puzzle is about Civil Rights in its US meaning, with CIVIL RIGHTS and four associated people appearing in the grid.

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