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Archive for May 22nd, 2011

Beelzebub 1108

Posted by Jed on 22nd May 2011


Exellent brain exercise as always



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Azed 2033 “Give and take”

Posted by bridgesong on 22nd May 2011


I can’t remember Azed using this particular combination of devices before, although he may have done so under a different name. So far as the across clues are concerned, it is known as “letters latent”, and the last time Azed used that device was in puzzle 1914.  It certainly presented a substantial challenge to the solver, although it must have been even more of a challenge to the setter. First he had to select an appropriate quotation of the right length: here it was “the uncertain process of letter-writing” (George Eliot), and then remove letters from the across solutions and add them to the down ones. Constructing the grid must have taken him hours, if not days.

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Independent on Sunday 1,109 by Hypnos

Posted by Uncle Yap on 22nd May 2011

Uncle Yap.

Another new setter for me as far as blogging is concerned. Hypnos is generally sound and provided a wide array of cryptic devices for quite an entertaining puzzle.

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Everyman 3372/15 May

Posted by Pierre on 22nd May 2011


A straightforward and soundly-clued Sunday offering from Everyman today.  Just right for beginning or improving solvers: I know I would have appreciated and enjoyed this puzzle when I was getting into the dark and mysterious world of cryptics.  And I enjoyed it this morning too.

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