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Archive for June 11th, 2011

Independent 7686 by Nimrod (Saturday Prize Puzzle 4 June 2011)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 11th June 2011

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NB. For some reason, this is not the puzzle posted on the Indy website today – which is an old Nimrod…The thematic preamble states: “Nine related answers lack a definition in the clues. A tenth, normally clued, supplies a hint.” For those of you who didn’t get the paper copy last week, I have had a go at recreating it here indy7686  (hopefully not breaking too many copyright laws…(;+>)

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Enigmatic Variations No. 969 – Prestissimo by Samson

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 11th June 2011

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What a preamble?! An author and one of his works to be found in the grid. Another thematic phrase to be resolved from clashing entries in the grid. And there’s more…

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Guardian Prize Puzzle No 25340 by Puck

Posted by bridgesong on 11th June 2011

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Given the structure of the grid I was expecting to find a nina in the letters that form the circumference of the puzzle but it soon became apparent that the final destination referred to in the preamble was not to be found there.  It turned out to be at 2, 17 down.  The clues themselves showed considerable ingenuity and a variety of clue types.  One (2, 17 down again) is the longest clue of its type that I can remember encountering.  Some clues were very easy, but they were balanced by others, particularly the asterisked ones some of which were virtually impossible to solve until the theme had been deduced.

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