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Independent 8118 (Sat 20-Oct-2012) Nimrod

Posted by beermagnet on 27th October 2012

beermagnet.

Nimrod has put on his fedora, strapped his bullwhip to his belt, stuffed a revolver in his shirt and gone on an archeological adventure in Chambers. And we had to follow in his footsteps to discover some of the more arcane answers in this puzzle.
Who knew “En arriere” was part of the English language, or that J is an acceptable abbreviation for Joint. I expect it depends upon the company you keep.
I see from the clock it took me 2 hours – wait a minute – the clock has stopped. In fact it took a good while longer.  During which my copy of Chambers saw more action than it had for a very long time.
Sticking my neck out I declare there is no Nina or theme – just a  tough puzzle as we expect from Mr N on prize day.  This grid design is packed with so many clues that it felt like a giant puzzle.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1040: Two Seventeen Eighteen by Owzat

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 27th October 2012

mc_rapper67.

This puzzle certainly wasn’t a sprint…and I had to stop for a few ‘comfort breaks’ along the way…but it turned out to be a very enjoyable EV, with a quirky/off-the-wall denouement.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,772 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 27th October 2012

PeeDee.

Varied and very enjoyable with many great clues but sadly also a few of duds.  Thank you Araucaria.

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