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Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Arachne / Anarche

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd February 2013


As some of you will know from her recent comments, Sarah (Arachne/Anarche) is getting married today. John Henderson (Enigmatist et al) has produced a puzzle in honour of the occasion which will be handed out to all the guests. If you would like to have a go at solving this puzzle it can be found here.

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Independent 8219 – Hob (Saturday Prize Puzzle 16/02/13)

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 23rd February 2013


We’ve not come across Hob before – is this another guise of one of the regulars, or is it a new face? If so, we wouldn’t have expected a Saturday debut, but with a first puzzle as good as this, we can only offer a warm welcome! We look forward to more!

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Guardian Prize No 25,873 by Araucaria

Posted by bridgesong on 23rd February 2013


Another wide-ranging puzzle from Araucaria, with a mini-theme of early British kings, and references to Armstrong-Siddeley and Michael Winner, to name but two.  As always, the surfaces are immaculate, but I have noted one or two particular liberties.   On the easy side for a prize puzzle, I thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1056: Winter Festival by Kcit

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 23rd February 2013


My first thoughts on seeing this puzzle were a) not another ‘split clue and decide where to put the answers’, like my last blog, EV1052, and b) that the split grid device was similar to the recent Inquisitor 1264…so a couple of hints of ‘déja vu’?… The preamble says that ‘most’ clues are double clues run together – with the answers to go in either the left or the right half of the grid, and that ‘some’ clues are not double, in which case one entry is unclued and has to be thematically deduced.

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