December 19, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

NTSPP – 045 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 045 (Review)

A Puzzle by Isla

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This week we have a sterling quality debut puzzle from Isla – hopefully the first of many.  In his post on the “Comments” thread, Isla acknowledges some help from a more experienced cruciverbalist.  However, to produce such a good puzzle, the initial version must have been spectacular to start with.  In one or two places, I think I detected the hand of Anax in the final version of clues – was he our rising star’s mentor for this puzzle?

This puzzle was certainly at the tough end of the spectrum with some delightful wordplay with only a couple of possibly too obscure references.

Finally, my apologies for the late arrival of the review.  I have been busy preparing Christmas services.

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