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Archive for September 15th, 2012

Guardian 25,737 – Rufus

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 15th September 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Now that another Guardian crossword week is over (ending with a Puck-to-treasure, surely more about that in a week’s time) I thought: there’s still that last Monday’s gap waiting to be filled. In order to keep a 100% archive, I decided to write a belated blog – a simple one too.  Moreover, I am in a Rufus/Dante mood anyway after just finishing the blog of that same day’s Dante puzzle.

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Independent Crossword 8082 by Anarche (Saturday Prize Puzzle 08-09-2012)

Posted by twencelas on 15th September 2012

twencelas.

My first blog of an Anarche puzzle – should be an interesting challenge.

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Guardian 25,736 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 15th September 2012

mhl.

A fun prize puzzle from Araucaria – we found this pretty easy apart from the the bottom right corner, which took another look a few days later to finish it off. There’s a mini-theme based around 9 across (FORGE), but no other special features I could spot.

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Enigmatic Variations 1034 Dismissal by Ifor

Posted by twencelas on 15th September 2012

twencelas.

Back to a long preamble, this week. Four clues with double definitions with one entry different by a thematic entry from the other one. The thematic items can then be described by a phrase 5,4 derived from their collective name. Superfluous letters in other clues to lead to some further statements to modify the final grid – Straight forward – sounds anything but! And an instruction to use a pencil !!! Sacrebleu!

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