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Archive for January 4th, 2013

Financial Times 14,202 by Falcon

Posted by Jed on 4th January 2013

Jed.

Enjoyable puzzle

 

 

 

 

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Beelzebub 1190

Posted by Jed on 4th January 2013

Jed.

Fiendishly difficult – hidden festive greeting given after the answers

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Independent 8182 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 4th January 2013

Bertandjoyce.

Another great Friday offering from Phi.

We always suspect a possible Nina with this sort of grid, especially from Phi, and lo and behold, there it is! (clockwise in the perimeter starting bottom centre).  A Shakespearean quote, which holds true more than ever these days! Two characters from the play in which the quote features also appear in the grid.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,836 by Picaroon

Posted by PeterO on 4th January 2013

PeterO.

To solve this, I had to negotiate my way past an impressive array of diversionary tactics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Christmas Prize No 25,826 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 4th January 2013

bridgesong.

A characteristically allusive and wide- ranging puzzle for our Christmas delight, with much to appreciate in the 21 x 21 grid.  As one might expect there was considerable ingenuity in some of the wordplay, and the surfaces were uniformly excellent.

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