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Archive for March 10th, 2012

Independent 7,920 by Nestor (Saturday Prize Puzzle 03/03/12)

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 10th March 2012

Bertandjoyce.

It took a little while to get started on this one.

The first one to go in was 26d and the last one was 16a. We were half expecting a NINA with the grid but cannot see one.

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Guardian prize 25,574 / Bonxie

Posted by Eileen on 10th March 2012

Eileen.

I have said several times that we don’t see enough of Bonxie, so I was pleased to see his name on this puzzle. However, I found it a rather mixed bag, with some pretty easy clues in the bottom half [15, 17, 20, 21, 22ac and 21dn, for instance] and some more challenging ones in the top half, several of them involving [for me] unusual words or rather dodgy cluing. I’m afraid that, when some of the pennies did drop, it was with more of a dull ‘I suppose it has to be that’ thud than a ‘Aha, of course!’ ping.

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Enigmatic Variations No.1007 – Loyalty by Samuel

Posted by Mister Sting on 10th March 2012

Mister Sting.

I do like Samuel. I can’t remember exactly which past EVs were his, but his name is associated in my mind with a sort of pleasant, hazy, possibly-toughish-in-parts-but-fair feeling. Perhaps I’m post-rationalising, because I’d say that was a good description of this one.

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