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Archive for September 1st, 2012

Independent 8070 / Anax (Saturday Prize Crossword 25/08/2012)

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 1st September 2012

Bertandjoyce.

We always look forward to tackling Anax puzzles, albeit with a slight sense of trepidation at the devilish nature of his clueing. This lived up to our expectations, and despite some unusual words, it seemed a little easier than some previous offerings.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1032: 12 Down by Syd Lexis

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 1st September 2012

mc_rapper67.

This puzzle had what seemed a rather daunting preamble: across entries intersecting the unclued 12D had to lose ‘something’ which could be construed as a ‘mistake’, replaced by a letter to help form 12D, and leaving real words in all cases. In addition, there were two other thematic entries, clued without definition, which represented a third type of ‘No no’.  On first reading there seemed to be something missing – where is the ‘second’ level between the initial ‘mistakes’ and the ‘third’ type of ‘no-no’?

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Guardian Prize 25,724 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 1st September 2012

PeeDee.

I have been lucky to get to blog yet another Araucaria holiday special – this one is delightful!

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