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Archive for December 22nd, 2012

Independent 8166 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle 15 December 2012)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 22nd December 2012


The first thing that struck me about this puzzle was the amount of white space amongst the clues – combined with the identity of the setter, Anax, this was enough to strike fear into the heart of the blogger: it is going to be one of those fiercely difficult prize crosswords – with short, succinct and hard to fathom clues…

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Enigmatic Variations No.1047 – X Marks the ???? by Rustic

Posted by Mister Sting on 22nd December 2012

Mister Sting.

There are two errors in the first sentence of this EV’s preamble. There are dots rather than commas separating some of the numbers giving word lengths for the quotation, which is described as “running clockwise IN THE MOST of the perimeter”. I appreciate that these are small mistakes (and not the setter’s fault), but they irk me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,820 by Shed

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd December 2012


I found this a bit lacklustre.   There was nothing actually wrong with any of the clues but overall the puzzle seemed to lack a little sparkle.   Normally I find puzzles from Shed entertaining and more of a challenge.  Maybe I was just not in the right mood today.

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