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Archive for July 23rd, 2011

Guardian Prize Puzzle No 25,376 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 23rd July 2011

bridgesong.

With help from my friend Timon, this took us less than an hour to complete, although getting started took me longer than usual.  No particular theme (as far as I can see) but the usual mix of brilliance and liberties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7722 by Tyrus (Saturday prize puzzle 16th July 2011)

Posted by twencelas on 23rd July 2011

twencelas.

What has Tyrus in store for us?

A very topical puzzle indeed considering the antics of the gutter press and those who inhabit the gutters that the general public seem to find so interesting. Apart from the obvious references in the clues (6 across was a particular favourite) and technically breaches a 5 down!, there are numerous associations to be inferred in the answers.

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Enigmatic Variations No 975 58,91 by Syd Lexis

Posted by twencelas on 23rd July 2011

twencelas.

Well what a preamble – redundant letters spell out a phrase concerning one of the puzzle’s numbers. Then it entered the world of Edward Lear, in my opinion – I’ll save decoding its meaning till I’ve solved the clues and see if it makes sense then.

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