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Archive for May 19th, 2012

Independent 7980 (Saturday Prize Crossword (12/05/12)

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 19th May 2012


An excellent and thoroughly enjoyable themed puzzle from Radian, with some crafty misdirection in the use of the word ‘coinage’ and some thematic references in the wordplay to several clues even when they don’t necessarily have thematic answers!

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Enigmatic Variations 1017: Epilogue by Oxymoron

Posted by Dave Hennings on 19th May 2012

Dave Hennings.

I blogged the last EV Oxymoron puzzle, with its Humphrey Bogart and Sir Isaac Newton theme. That was great fun, so hopefully more of the same here. Single letters were to be dropped from across answers, spelling out part of an Epilogue, and that would indicate how down entries were to be entered.

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Guardian Prize No 25,634 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 19th May 2012


My turn to blog these prize puzzles seems to coincide with Paul’s turn to set them; I think that this is the third in a row.  While continuing the trend for prize puzzles to be on the easy side, this was studded with gems of brilliance and invention.  My thanks to my solving partners Timon and (for the first time) my wife, Cathie.  A very pleasant way to spend an hour in the garden.

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