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Archive for January 26th, 2013

Guardian Prize Puzzle No 25,849 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 26th January 2013

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It’s an even greater pleasure than usual to blog an Araucaria puzzle on the day the Guardian published an interview with him.  Despite his recent revelation, there is no sign of any decline in his inventiveness, and this puzzle is as good as any he has produced in recent years.  It has references ranging from Greek mythology through Shakespeare to television and the internet.  Thanks to my solving partner Timon for the tea and cake (and for parsing 12 down). Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8195 by Tees (Saturday Prize Puzzle 19 January 2013)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 26th January 2013

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There seem to have been quite a few Saturday Prize puzzles from Tees recently, but this is the first to have fallen on my blogging schedule. An interesting puzzle with a little extra…and a couple of quibbles… 

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1052: Mixed Doubles II by Kruger

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 26th January 2013

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Did anybody get a really tough jigsaw for Xmas – the kind that you start and then realise you’ve bitten off a bit more than you can chew, with everything else that’s going on at Xmas, and it sits around being worked away at through most of January? I didn’t…but this puzzle, which came out on 12th night, as the decorations were being taken down, more than made up for it – certainly the hardest EV I remember having to blog for a while. Got there in the end, and hugely satisfying, but a tough workout!

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