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Archive for February 19th, 2011

Independent Saturday Prize Puzzle 7590 / Scorpion – 12 February 2011

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th February 2011

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A quick glance at the clues for this puzzle showed that the solution to 8 Across was going to be important as five other clues made reference to it.  In fact, the five clues that referred to 8 Across as the town of birth of the names generated by the clues, could all be solved from the wordplay without really knowing that 8 Across was the hometown.  

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Guardian Prize 25,244 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 19th February 2011

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A themed puzzle from Araucaria this week.  The themed answers are all obvious once the theme is spotted, but some of the other clues are not nearly so easy.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 953 – Anniversary by Oxymoron

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 19th February 2011

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Several of the classic components of an EV on display here – extra letters/words in clues building a thematic sentence (minus one key word), some entries (approximately half) reversed in the grid, and lines to be drawn joining 33 thematic letters, highlighting the ‘anniversary’ of the title…maybe enough to put off the faint-hearted and, if it wasn’t my turn to blog, who knows…

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