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Archive for July 14th, 2012

Enigmatic Variations 1025: 13 Down by Kcit

Posted by Dave Hennings on 14th July 2012

Dave Hennings.

Just to reiterate what mc_rapper highlighted last week, The Sunday Telegraph is now accepting email submissions for Enigmatic Variations. This requires you to scan your solution/entry coupon, and email it to [email protected], with EV ???? in the subject field. You will get a message of thanks, with the warning of a slap wrist if you fail to complete the subject line correctly! Perhaps there should also be a restriction of only one entry per solver?

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Independent 8028 (Sat 07-July 2012) Monk

Posted by beermagnet on 14th July 2012


I think I am beginning to recognise Monk’s style.  Straight, non-thematic crosswords clued with a range of difficulty.  Some relatively accessible clues to start with, but nothing too obvious, so you can make a good start.  Then a mid range where a fair amount of thinking is required.  Finally half dozen or so really tricky clues you have to work to solve and which, when you do, provide great satisfaction.

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Guardian Prize No 25,682 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 14th July 2012


I found this on the easy side for a prize puzzle, although there are one or two traps for the unwary. The theme was easy to spot, and there are one or two delightful clues, although also one or two which are loose even by Araucaria’s libertarian standards. Many thanks to my solving partner Timon for his help (and for the coffee).

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