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Archive for October 24th, 2011

Independent 7807/Punk

Posted by Pierre on 24th October 2011


Possibly the weirdest solving experience I’ve ever had.  I blogged a Punk a couple of months ago, and really enjoyed it.  That one was pretty straightforward, but this one … well, tell me what you think.

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Guardian Quiptic 623 Pan

Posted by scchua on 24th October 2011


A straightforward Quiptic, nicely pitched.  The key to a quick solve are the 4 long answers horizontally and vertically around the centre.  One of them was a new word to me, though the examples of what it stands for are quite familiar.  I liked the surface of 18A, 2D, 16D, 17D, and 18D, the latter 3 with an adult content (as they say).  Thanks Pan.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  There are hidden connections in 2 of the picture sets.

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Guardian 25,461 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 24th October 2011


A pleasant Rufus puzzle to start the week, with the expected succinctly elegant surfaces and touches of wry humour, with a liberal sprinkling of double definitions. There are a couple of old favourite prison-related clues at 6dn and 11dn but one or two clues which needed a bit more thinking about. Many thanks, Rufus, for starting the day with a few smiles.

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Cyclops 454: Body parts

Posted by jetdoc on 24th October 2011


Even for a Cyclops, this one abounded in anatomical references. A fairly quick solve for me — nothing in the clues really held me up. Read the rest of this entry »

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