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Archive for January 15th, 2011

Enigmatic Variations 948 – Tradition by Samuel

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th January 2011


We were told that twenty-five clues contained a superfluous letter or word that needed to be removed before solving and that these would give, in clue order, an abridged definition of a TRADITION. This, in turn, suggested the way in which a further eight answers were to be entered into the grid. The remaining five clues, connected with the theme, did not have a definition.

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Independent 7560 by Bannsider (Saturday Prize Puzzle 8 January 2011)

Posted by duncanshiell on 15th January 2011


Another very satisfying crossword from Bannsider.  As usual the wordplay is very precise, even although it takes me a while to work it all out.

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Guardian Prize 25214 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 15th January 2011


Solving time : about two hours, and it was some hours later that I finally understood a couple of the solutions. A very enjoyable challenge with all the liberties we have come to expect from Paul. I attach a link to the pdf of the puzzle, although of course the annotated solution should be available soon after this post appears. Read the rest of this entry »

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