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Archive for December 4th, 2010

Guardian 25,179 (Sat 27 Nov)/Araucaria – Hob story

Posted by rightback on 4th December 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 16 mins, one mistake (HOBBEMA at 24ac)

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Enigmatic Variations 942: Block Capitals by Nutmeg

Posted by Dave Hennings on 4th December 2010

Dave Hennings.

In my last blog, I suggested that very easy puzzles should have an ‘easy’ rating to attract solvers who would normally give the EV puzzle a wide berth. I think it worth adding that it would also be a good idea to mark hard puzzles so that we poor reporters on this blog site can prepare ourselves accordingly! I commiserate with mc_rapper67 who was brave enough to post an admission of failure last week for Salamanca’s The Sign of Four.

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Independent 7525 (Saturday Prize Puzzle 27 November 2010) by Bannsider

Posted by duncanshiell on 4th December 2010

duncanshiell.

I am a fan of complex wordplay rather than cryptic definitions, so I always find Bannsider’s puzzles stimulating .  There were some excellent wordplay examples here – e.g. EGGS BENEDICT although I have some small doubts over GB for ‘good-bye,  IRAN-IRAQ WAR, GOLDERS GREEN, DENNIS THE MENACE, CLOSE-KNIT, THE OLD BAILEY, TOASTING FORK, and SCOOBY-DOO

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