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Archive for December 18th, 2010

Independent 7537 (Saturday 11 December) – Nimrod

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 18th December 2010

petebiddlecombe.

Solving time: just over 30 minutes – I struggled wth this, as I do with many of Nimrod’s grid stunts – this time, just 10 down answers. I guess the slight under-checking in some of the long answers was one contributing factor, but the main one was a tough set of clues, for me at least.

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Guardian 25,191 (Sat 11 Dec)/Paul – Lizstless

Posted by rightback on 18th December 2010

rightback.

Solving time: 9 mins

I got in a right tangle with this thanks to 3/18dn: with ???M?? AND ????? in place and ‘drunk’ the last word of the clue, the answer was clearly ‘Brahms and Liszt’ (rhyming slang for another word for ‘drunk’). This took ages to unpick and serves me right twice, firstly for not taking a proper look at the wordplay and secondly for somehow failing to notice that the ‘M’ in the first word was actually in the wrong place!

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Enigmatic Variations No.944 – Standard by Samuel

Posted by Mister Sting on 18th December 2010

Mister Sting.

A tricky one this week, or could it just be that I’m out of practice?

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