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Archive for April 21st, 2012

Enigmatic Variations 1013: Essentials by Rustic

Posted by Dave Hennings on 21st April 2012

Dave Hennings.

A seemingly straightforward puzzle this week, but I was sure it wouldn’t turn out to be free of a trick or two.

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Guardian Prize No 25610 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 21st April 2012


This is the second prize puzzle by Paul that has fallen to me to blog in succession, and there are no complaints from me, although I do have a couple of quibbles.  This puzzle featured an animal theme, with every clue (and many solutions) having a reference to an animal of some kind, some very ingeniously.  I am bothered by 2 down (assuming that I’ve got it right), which strikes me as a very weak clue by Pauline standards.

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Independent 7956 by Monk (Saturday Prize Puzzle 14 April 2012)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 21st April 2012


A nice ‘straightforward’ puzzle here from Monk, with no obvious thematic links or complications, but some lovely surface readings, especially the two long across clues. I originally found myself wondering if this was ‘difficult’ enough to be a Saturday prize puzzle. However, on working through it more fully I suspect the presence of a nina which might make those two long answers more significant?

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