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Archive for August 6th, 2011

Independent 7,734 by Monk (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 30/07/11)

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th August 2011

Simon Harris.

It’s always exciting, if a little daunting, to see a Monk puzzle pop up, especially on a blogging day. That was particularly true this week.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 977 – The Red and Whites by Kruger

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 6th August 2011


With the new football season only a week or two away, and given the title, and the preamble indicating that 8 answers have to be replaced (substituted?), one could be forgiven for expecting this to be footie-related – maybe Kruger is a closet Sunderland fan?…  

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,388 by Biggles

Posted by PeeDee on 6th August 2011


For those that don’t already know, Biggles is used a psedonym on crosswords compiled as a group effort from Araucaria, Enigmatist, Paul and Shed.  Biggles was the eponymous WWII hero of the series of novels by W.E Johns, and since all the above compilers have the first name John, they call themselves ‘We  Johns’.

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