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Archive for February 5th, 2012

Beelzebub 1,143

Posted by Simon Harris on 5th February 2012

Simon Harris.

This was certainly the most challenging Beelzebub I’ve faced in a long while. I managed one entry (27ac) during the first sitting, and a disheartening zero entries during the second.

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Cyclops 461

Posted by jetdoc on 5th February 2012

jetdoc.

Oops, I hit ‘Publish’ before rescheduling this for midnight! I hope no one is discombobulated by the earliness.

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AZED No. 2,069 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on 5th February 2012

The Trafites.

Nick:  A toughy from Azed this week, which I give 8/10 on the Azedian hardness scale.

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Everyman No. 3408 (29th January)

Posted by The Trafites on 5th February 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning one and all.

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Independent on Sunday 1145: Poins

Posted by jetdoc on 5th February 2012

jetdoc.

A pretty straightforward puzzle, not presenting too much in the way of challenges. Sound, though, and with some nice wordplay (e.g. 12a, 16d). Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Genius 103

Posted by bridgesong on 5th February 2012

bridgesong.

Lavatch  is a setter whose puzzles (in this series anyway) always seem to involve having to change the word before entry in the grid.  This time the down clues all included a name which had to be “dropped”, i.e. extracted and put at the end of the rest of the letters in the clue.  Across clues were normal.  For the down clues I have therefore shown first the actual grid entry, then the word before modification.  It should be obvious in each case what the name was.

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