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Archive for November 3rd, 2012

Independent 8,124 by Bannsider (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 27/10/12)

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd November 2012

Simon Harris.

There may have been an involuntary “oh crikey” emitted when I opened the paper to discover I’d drawn a Bannsider to blog. In the event this wasn’t as hard as it might have been, but was every bit as enjoyable as one has come to expect from this very well-regarded setter.

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Guardian Prize No 25,778 / Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 3rd November 2012


A harder than usual prize puzzle this week, I thought.  A theme exploiting two meanings of an old chestnut which often crops up in cryptic crosswords.  Thanks to Paul for a satisfying challenge.  And thanks also to PeeDee for helping me with access to his excellent blogging software program.  I’ve underlined the definitions in the clues.

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