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Archive for February 5th, 2011

Indy 7578 (Sat 29-Jan) Anax

Posted by beermagnet on 5th February 2011

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Congrats to Anax for a stonking puzzle that no doubt had a few in Derby scratching their collective heads over their pints. While I was struggling over this, I could imagine them all downing glass after glass waiting for someone to bring out the Twister sheet.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle No 25,232 by Araucaria – a river runs through it

Posted by bridgesong on 5th February 2011

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Solving time: about an hour, although that left three clues unsolved. Many thanks to my neighbour and solving partner Timon, for his help with this and many other crosswords and for introducing me to fifteensquared in the first place.  Here, as usual, is a link to the pdf of the puzzle in case you’ve forgotten it since last Saturday.
The theme of this entertaining and challenging puzzle was that 10 British rivers were included in the solutions but not included in the subsidiary parts of the clues. I’ve highlighted them in the answers where they are to be found. There was also one other holy river, the river Alph. I stand to be corrected, but I think that in fact all the rivers except the Tweed (which is Scottish) are English. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enigmatic Variations No 951 Half and Half by Rustic

Posted by twencelas on 5th February 2011

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Half the clues are normal and half need alteration. Where a conflict arises, this must be resolved to produce a real word. Simplicity personified for an EV, or so it sounds.  Will half and half become a pint of light ale or a heavy stout?

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