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Archive for November 7th, 2011

Independent 7819 by Phi

Posted by nmsindy on 7th November 2011

nmsindy.

Regular Indy solvers will know Phi appears weekly, usually on a Friday.        This week he’s on Monday.      The usual excellent puzzle, which I found a little harder than normal from Phi.   Quite a few answers that I did not know or vaguely knew or had forgotten but was very pleased, with Phi’s clear and precise clueing, to be able to work them all out correctly from the wordplay, verifying after.       I’ve missed many a Phi theme/Nina and I don’t see one here.     There is a pangram however (each letter of the alphabet appearing).    Solving time, 30 mins.    My guess is that the move to Monday is because there is something planned for Friday.     Only a guess but I have a suspicion as to why – in four days’ time I’ll know if I’m on the right track unless it’s revealed there’s some reason Phi was given  today’s slot.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 625, by Don Putnam

Posted by PeterO on 7th November 2011

PeterO.

Notably simple constructions here, but one, 11A, I only got by the skin of my teeth.
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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,473 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 7th November 2011

PeterO.

A particularly straightforward start to the week from Rufus.
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Sloggers and Betters (Midlands) 3 – Update

Posted by Admin on 7th November 2011

Admin.

Only a couple of weeks to go now before the Sloggers and Betters lunch at Waterfall in Derby on Saturday 26th November, so just an update for everyone who’s indicated they’re coming, and a chance for anyone who still fancies attending to let me know.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 455 – 50 Not out

Posted by beermagnet on 7th November 2011

beermagnet.

50th Anniversary of the Eye and I was half-hoping for a special Cyclops.

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