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Archive for August 27th, 2011

Guardian Prize 25,406 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 27th August 2011


I was away for the weekend and took my Guardian with me. I was, naturally, amazed and disappointed to find the previous day’s Araucaria’s puzzle when I opened it to solve the crossword!  – but the less said about that the better, so soon after the Eroica fiasco a couple of weeks ago – also, unfortunately, in a prize puzzle.

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Independent 7752 by Nestor (Saturday prize puzzle 20th August 2011)

Posted by twencelas on 27th August 2011


A tricky one this week from Nestor, with a good use of different vocabulary to direct or mis-direct the solver.

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Enigmatic Variations No.980 – Balancing Acts by Nudd

Posted by Mister Sting on 27th August 2011

Mister Sting.

Balancing Acts, eh? What sort of acrobatics does Nudd have in store? He/She/It tells us to highlight “the work in which the quotation was originally attributed”. That’s an odd instruction – what can it mean? (Well, it’s fairly clear what it means, but what does it imply about the quotation?)

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