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Independent 7740 – Saturday 6 August 2011 – Tyrus

Posted by duncanshiell on 13th August 2011


IThis puzzle was published on the first weekend of the new Football League season in England.  A new team in League 2 was AFC Wimbledon.  This was the club that was formed when the original Wimbledon Football Club moved from Wimbledon to Milton Keynes in 2002.  

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Enigmatic Variations 978: Record by Loda

Posted by Dave Hennings on 13th August 2011

Dave Hennings.

A fairly small grid this week, 11 × 11, and consequently fewer clues than normal as well. Across answers were to be entered with a letter missing, subsidiary indications being to the entered form. Down clues had an extra word, the second and fourth letters giving information about a performer who had to be highlighted in the completed grid.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle No 25,394 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 13th August 2011


This was the hardest prize puzzle that I can remember for quite some time, made even harder by the schoolboy blunder at 20 down.   I see that the web version now has a note  (also in the printed paper’s corrections column on 9 August) explaining that there is “a grid error” at the intersection of 22 across and 20 down.   Answers giving the correct spelling of either solution will be accepted.  Forgive my cynicism, but it is hard to believe that this is anything other than a simple spelling error.  If Paul is back from his honeymoon, I look forward to reading his explanation!  Too much champagne at the wedding perhaps, as NeilW suggested last week. 

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