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Archive for November 24th, 2012

A change when adding comments – please read

Posted by Admin on 24th November 2012


This site currently receives over 65,000 spam comments each month. The vast majority of these (>99.9%) are intercepted by the excellent Akismet spam filter and so never appear on posts but they are still an unwanted drain on server resources.

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Independent Crossword 8142 by Anax (Saturday prize puzzle 17-11-2012)

Posted by twencelas on 24th November 2012


It’s Saturday and another duel with Anax – who appears to be saving on the word count this week. Well we are in a recession!

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1044: Seven Things by Wiglaf

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 24th November 2012


Wiglaf is a new name to me – and doesn’t seem to appear anywhere else on 15×15, so is either a new setter. or one of those occasional collaborations of setters(?). Either way he, she or they has/have produced an interesting and challenging puzzle here. It does what it says on the tin: there are seven ‘things’ to be found (in clues lacking definitions) and twelve misprints to identify a ‘group of people’ associated with these things. Lastly 18 cells to be identified to ‘reveal the theme’…

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,796 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 24th November 2012


I enjoyed this one very much, sort of middling in difficulty I would say.

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