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Archive for April 6th, 2013

Guardian Easter Prize puzzle 25,909 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 6th April 2013


I’m well into my fifth year of blogging and I’ve never before landed an Araucaria Bank Holiday Prize puzzle, and so it was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I looked forward to this one. At first sight, it appeared [even] more fiendish than his habitual double grids, since the instructions stated, ‘Two operatic bicentenaries occur this year: one composer and solutions relating to him go into grid A; solutions relating to the other (who is not named) go into grid B. Clues for both grids have been run together and either part may belong to either grid.’  Usually, as I recall, the clues have run in order of their appearance in the grid – and so I foresaw trouble ahead.

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Independent 8225 by Nimrod (Saturday Prize Puzzle 30 March 2013)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 6th April 2013


An interesting mixture from Nimrod here – a plethora of long answers – six 15-letter entries – and a smidge-ette of a theme which, unless I missed something, didn’t seem to develop into anything …

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