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Archive for June 16th, 2012

Enigmatic Variations 1021: Blown Off Course by Jaques

Posted by Dave Hennings on 16th June 2012

Dave Hennings.

I started this puzzle only a couple of days shy of this blog being due, so I was beginning to panic. The clues sounded relatively straightforward, with only seven misprints to be found. But then one word needed changing leaving new words, and four words had to be highlighted. The last two steps had me a bit worried … and rightly so!!

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Independent 8,004 by Radian (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 09/06/12)

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th June 2012

Simon Harris.

Radian’s themed crossword puzzles are always entertaining, and tend to involve a very thorough treatment of the theme.

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Guardian Prize No 25,658 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 16th June 2012


No editorial mistakes this week, with a themed puzzle which was, I felt, below Paul’s usual very high standards.  The theme was plays by Alan Ayckbourn, and while this offered a wide choice, it proved possible to guess the themed answers fairly quickly from the enumeration and the crossing letters.  I didn’t have to resort to Google for a list of the plays.  Some of the clues to the plays were more than usually cryptic, without this being indicated (perhaps to increase the difficulty).

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