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Archive for December 31st, 2011

Indy puzzles: review of 2011

Posted by nmsindy on 31st December 2011


As in previous years, since 15 sq began in 2006, I’m posting an annual review for the Indy cryptic puzzles (including IoS) giving average solving times for puzzles for each setter.    As before, I emphasise that I do not approach these puzzles in ‘race-the-clock’ mode but nonetheless find it of interest to compare how difficult the various setters are.   Also there is no correlation (direct or inverse!) between time needed to solve a puzzle and enjoyment derived from it.

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Independent Prize Puzzle 7860 – 24 December 2011 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on 31st December 2011


There were a few mini themes running through this enjoyable puzzle which was two letters short of a  pangram.  I can’t see a W or a Q.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 997: Sol by Kruger

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 31st December 2011


A shorter (and less complicated!) preamble than some recent EVs – each clue giving an extra letter, which would spell out an instruction to apply to all answers before entry.

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