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Archive for September 17th, 2011

Independent 7770 – Saturday Prize Puzzle 10 September 2011 by Mordred

Posted by duncanshiell on 17th September 2011


I think this the first Mordred puzzle that I have blogged.

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Guardian 25424 / Crucible

Posted by mhl on 17th September 2011


This was a delightful crossword, with a theme of Last Night of the Proms (which was in the evening of the day the crossword came out) and every clue having a musical theme. In terms of difficulty, we found this very easy compared to recent prize Guardian crosswords. The most surprising clue to me was 11a, due to a construction that you rarely see outside advanced cryptics. The quality of the cluing here was excellent, I thought, as we’ve come to expect from Crucible.

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Enigmatic Variations 983 Lost and Found by Piccadilly

Posted by twencelas on 17th September 2011


All clues are normal this week! Surely not in an EV – Ah but all answers are modified, that’s more like it and there are some blank squares to boot, exhibiting horizontal symmetry . Much more interesting, so what can be lost and then found?

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