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Archive for February 21st, 2011

More Araucaria photos

Posted by jetdoc on 21st February 2011


I have uploaded my photos (+ one from Derek) of the wonderful lunch which took place at King’s College Cambridge on Saturday. I haven’t yet had time to add captions. If anyone has some more they would like added to the set, email me directly.

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Independent 7597 by Hypnos

Posted by NealH on 21st February 2011


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian 25,251 / Rufus

Posted by mhl on 21st February 2011


I thought this was a trickier-than-usual puzzle from Rufus, but very enjoyable, as ever. I think my favourite clue here was the simple and elegant 25 across. (I had the great pleasure of meeting the setter in person in Derby recently, and was even the subject of some of his magic tricks :))

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Guardian Quiptic 588/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 21st February 2011


I thought this was a super puzzle from Pan – just right for a Quiptic, with everything clearly clued and some smooth surface readings.  It’s been mentioned several times since we started the Quiptic blog on Fifteensquared how difficult it is for a compiler to set an ‘easy’ puzzle, so well done to Pan today for producing this one.

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