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Archive for May 12th, 2012

Independent 7,974 by Monk (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 05/05/12)

Posted by Simon Harris on 12th May 2012

Simon Harris.

Monk’s puzzles are always challenging and inventive, and this was no exception. I honestly want to be able to enjoy them, as he seems like an awfully nice chap, but for me this felt more like an unrewarding slog than anything else.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1016: Sentry Duties by Mynot

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 12th May 2012


A short preamble instructs solvers to consider ‘SENTRY DUTIES’ in ‘thematically treating’ 12 answers before entry, to create new words. So far so good. But then we are told: ‘How the remaining answers must be entered could also be considered thematic.’ Doesn’t that mean that ALL answers are treated thematically?! I think I have solved/completed this, but I’m still not sure that all the remaining answers were ‘treated’…

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,628 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 12th May 2012


As it was a bank holiday weekend I was really looking forward to another Araucaria special, but sadly it was not to be.  This offering was enjoyable enough, though took up rather less time to solve than I had hoped.

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