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Archive for May 26th, 2012

Guardian 25,640 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 26th May 2012


Apologies for the lateness of this post. We did the puzzle last weekend, but in the general chaos of moving house, I completely forgot that I was also meant to be writing it up, and we don’t have internet in the new place yet. We needed a couple of sessions to finish this one, which suggests that it’s on the hard side for Araucaria. I found it a satisfying solve, though – my favourite clue was 28 across, but there were lots of others that I noted for their cunning constructions.

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Enigmatic Variations 1018 Self-Evident by Kruger

Posted by twencelas on 26th May 2012


Well quite complicated in the preamble stakes this week. Single letter omissions from definitions in some clues spell out a phrase and 4 down clues have missing letters in their wordplay. There’s also an unclued answer. Then there’s some highlighting to do – Sounds like an interesting cruciverbal safari?

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Independent 7986 by Bannsider (Saturday Prize Puzzle 19 May 2012)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 26th May 2012


This is the fourth Bannsider puzzle that the ‘once-every-five-weeks’ schedule has sent my way and, as usual, it presented a stiff but enjoyable challenge…

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