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Archive for October 22nd, 2011

Independent 7800 – Saturday Prize Puzzle – 15 October 2011 / Nestor

Posted by duncanshiell on 22nd October 2011

duncanshiell.

In one of the crossword blog sites I was reading last week I came across a comment from someone who said they enjoyed a specific crossword because the clues had  ‘no triple lutz reversed beheaded wordplay contributing two letters to an eleven letter answer’.  I doubt therefore that the writer would have enjoyed this puzzle from Nestor.  However, I did, immensely.  It is the intricate and complex cluing that Nestor has used in many clues that appeals to my analytical mind.

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Enigmatic Variations No.988 – Pairs by Oxymoron

Posted by Mister Sting on 22nd October 2011

Mister Sting.

I found this an enjoyable little number.

A certain amount of cold solving required for the thematic clues, but it was helpful that they were listed in alphabetical order. No word lengths given, which might have resulted in a few incongruous pairings, but they were easy enough to sort out once the penny dropped.

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