6 thoughts on “September 2020

  • 26th October 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Re Hippogryph, is this another case of missing special instructions?
    Also are we still embargoed from spoilers now the next issue is out?

  • 26th October 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Spoilers allowed 🙂
    Hippogryph was indeed missing some instructions, but after musing, I figured that it didn’t actually need them – they could be deduced. (Unlike Chameleon’s a few months ago, where they were required!)

  • 26th October 2020 at 10:00 pm

    A fun puzzle from Hippogryph, I can’t see any connection between the towns. Bury locally often rhymes with ‘hurry’ btw.
    Ticks against 11,19,6 and 22.
    18 by doesn’t work for me.

    A challenging and informative puzzle from Amos, which led to a BBC Voices recording of locals discussing The Bristol L among other things. However, 29 is egregious. Am I to be permitted to clue TEEFRUOY in a down clue as ‘relax’?

    • 26th October 2020 at 10:05 pm

      “18 wordplay by definition doesn’t work for me” – tried using angle brackets.

    • 5th November 2020 at 11:29 am

      Hi Gonzo, I’m glad that you enjoyed the puzzle. Just to confirm that the only link between the towns in the puzzle is the fact that they are all homophones of common words in English language. Your comment about local pronunciation of Bury is noted and agreed. Thanks

  • 27th October 2020 at 8:31 am

    18: I took the definition to be ‘by Qataris’, which is ok for Arabian.
    29: Definitely not Times material, but once you have the answer you know you’ve got it, and my test team liked it a lot. You can happily clue TEEFRUOY in a down clue with ‘relax’ if you can find a solution which contains it 😉

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