10 thoughts on “June 2021

  • 19th June 2021 at 9:04 pm
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    Grackle’s puzzle’s preamble refers to 26ac. I want whatever Grackle was on – there isn’t one, of course; *30ac* was what he meant!

  • 3rd July 2021 at 8:38 pm
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    Phew just finished ‘Who am I really’, definitely one for the Eng Lit majors. Last two were the intersecting 6 and 19, which took a week of staring at even with online help. 6 hasn’t dated well (the place hasn’t existed for 8 years), and even when I finally worked out the definition for 19, the answer didn’t ring any bells or look likely as a real name.
    Phi’s puzzle was a doddle by comparison, but none the worse. Slight ambiguity as to the extra word(s) in 23. Nice one.

  • 9th September 2021 at 5:02 pm
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    Wot no blog for August?
    Stuck on W and C (which I reckon intersect) in the Alphagammatical Jigsaw. W has two lots of wordplay, yes? Sort of understand the second lot. That leaves C starting CY and I’m stumped.

    • 9th September 2021 at 5:26 pm
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      Having a tricky time of it at the moment, Gonzo – apologies for lack of blog. Which puzzle are you talking about?

      • 9th September 2021 at 5:32 pm
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        2039 Araucaria. I can wait for the solutions, but sometimes they can be gnomic.

        • 9th September 2021 at 5:47 pm
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          I haven’t done (or seen!) the Araucaria – I will have a look.

        • 9th September 2021 at 9:33 pm
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          Got them thanks to a cross-reference and some serious internet wrangling. I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on those clues.

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