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Archive for July 9th, 2011

Independent 7710 – Saturday Prize Puzzle 2 July 2011

Posted by duncanshiell on 9th July 2011


I found this to be at the gentler end of the Nimrod spectrum when I solved it although it became more interesting when I started to blog it and analyse the wordplay properly.

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Guardian Prize 25,364 / Enigmatist

Posted by Eileen on 9th July 2011


I had advance warning at the Birmingham Bash from the man himself that I had an Enigmatist to blog this week, so I was looking forward to it –  with just a little trepidation! I actually found it one of the easiest Enigmatist puzzles I’ve ever done but that may very well be because the theme simply couldn’t have been more up my street – and he even signposted the Nina!

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Enigmatic Variations No. 973 – Shade by Samuel

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 9th July 2011


A double dose of Samuel this week, with the (rather more light-hearted?) Inquisitor 1183 in the Indy on Saturday as well. The preamble here indicated a quotation from extra letters in wordplay, a thematic derivation from the rest of the quotation, and two methods of altering 10 answers before entry. All in all, some familiar EV devices, and your correspondent got off to a reasonable start – before taking a couple of wrong turns…

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