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Archive for May 2nd, 2011

Independent 7657 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 2nd May 2011

nmsindy.

Pleasing puzzle in the Quixote style, solving time 25 mins

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Guardian Genius 94, by Puck: In vino veritas

Posted by jetdoc on 2nd May 2011

jetdoc.

Well, I thought I was getting on just fine with this puzzle, but I was completely stuck on two answers, 17a and 21a. None of my resources — dictionaries, word lists, TEA, Google, Wikipedia, friends, husband etc — could shed any light. However, since I didn’t manage to finish the blog until this morning, I have access to the answers on the website; those two seem pretty obscure to me.

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Guardian Quiptic 598 / Arachne

Posted by Big Dave on 2nd May 2011

Big Dave.

I really enjoyed today’s offering from Spiderwoman (the original Arachne in Greek Mythology was changed by Athene into a spider).

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Guardian 25,311 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 2nd May 2011

Andrew.

Mostly the usual smooth and straightforward clueing from Rufus this sunny Bank Holiday, with a couple of rather over-familiar clues (27ac, 8dn), but I slowed down at the end and took a bit longer than usual to finish it off, though for no particular reason that I can see looking back.

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