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Archive for April 9th, 2011

Independent 7632 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle 2 April 2011)

Posted by twencelas on 9th April 2011

twencelas.

A pleasing puzzle from Nestor this week. Certainly, a little easier than the last couple of weeks.

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Guardian Prize No 25,286 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 9th April 2011

bridgesong.

Solving time: about 40 minutes (I expect my predecessor Rightback completed it in single figures!).  There’s been some comment on the site in the week that this puzzle appeared about how some weekday puzzles are far harder than some prize puzzles; I think this puzzle provides more ammunition for that view.  Certainly I found this puzzle much easier than Puck’s puzzle from the previous day.   The vast majority of the clues are charades, with only 4 anagrams (and three of them are partial). Read the rest of this entry »

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Enigmatic Variations No.960 – Scandal in Bohemia by Salamanca

Posted by Mister Sting on 9th April 2011

Mister Sting.

The last few EVs have been pretty tough, so I was glad that Salamanca’s offering was on the easy side.

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