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Archive for March 23rd, 2013

Independent 8,243 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 16/03/13)

Posted by Simon Harris on 23rd March 2013

Simon Harris.

A year or two ago I seemed to draw an Anax every time it was my turn to blog a Saturday Indy. Like female flatmates, it seemed that our cycles had synchronised. Strangely, though, it seems to have been some time since our last tangle, so I was up for the challenge.

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Guardian Prize Crossword No 25,897 by Enigmatist

Posted by bridgesong on 23rd March 2013

bridgesong.

As might be expected from a puzzle set by Enigmatist , this proved to be a challenge  and although I did eventually manage to solve it on the day of publication, it took some days before I could completely explain all my answers.  Some answers did require knowledge of sport or popular music, but I don’t think that’s unreasonable.  There were some unfamiliar words (to me, anyway) and overall the standard of the clues was very high, with some excellent surfaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1060: Change of Title by Oxymoron

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 23rd March 2013

mc_rapper67.

An intriguing preamble: As ‘instructed’ by the grid, solvers must make a choice in the case of eleven clashes; and a further ten clues omit a letter in the subsidiary indications – these letters, in normal reading order, ‘setting the scene’…

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