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Archive for July 16th, 2011

Enigmatic Variations 974: Repent Sinning by Ifor

Posted by Dave Hennings on 16th July 2011

Dave Hennings.

Ifor is a relatively new setter whose recent puzzles I have enjoyed. His latest Listener (4137: Frightened Catherine), was fairly tricky, and his last EV (956: Ego Problem) was quite amusing!

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Independent 7716 by Crosophile (Saturday Prize Puzzle 9 July 2011)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 16th July 2011

mc_rapper67.

Crosophile is a new name to me – a search of the 15×15 site shows he has a few weekday Independent and Independent on Sunday cryptics under his belt, but I think this is his first Saturday prize puzzle. The general tenor of the blogs I checked out was that Crosophile puzzles tend to be at the gentler end of the solving spectrum, but with some nicely constructed clueing – and so it proved here.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,370 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 16th July 2011

PeeDee.

Araucaria in a solidly libertarian frame of mind for this puzzle.  Some people will complain, some won’t care, some won’t notice.  Personally, I’m in the ‘not care’ category, though I don’t think I would be so forgiving if it were another setter.  Araucaria has made a whole new category for himself, in which he makes the rules and then sticks to them.

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