Author Archives: Anax

Sloggers & Betters (Manchester)

Sloggers & Betters (Manchester)

Saturday 8th September 2012.

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NTSPP – 064

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 064

64 by Anax

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Welcome to the latest in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have a themed puzzle from Anax.… Read More

NTSPP – 042 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 042

42 by Anax

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Welcome to the forty second in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week, with puzzle #42,  Anax delights us with a puzzle themed on 42… Read More

NTSPP – 032 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 032

A Puzzle by Anax

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Welcome to the thirty second in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have another excellent puzzle from Anax that is as good as those of his that are published in the national press.… Read More

NTSPP – 026 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 026

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There will be no NTSPP puzzle today.  Negotiations are in hand to try to get a new one soon.  Please accept my apologies for any disappointment.Read More

NTSPP – 024 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 024

A Puzzle by Anax

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Welcome to the twenty fourth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week we have another excellent puzzle from Anax.… Read More

Toughie 390

Toughie No 390 by Micawber

The Friday Fair

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

There are times when, on seeing a setter’s name, you think to yourself “OK, I could be in for a few nasty surprises here”. When you see the Micawber tag you know you’re going to get fair, accurate clueing, and that was the case here.… Read More

Toughie 386

Toughie No 386 by Petitjean

Nürburgring

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BD Rating – Difficulty **** Enjoyment ****

A generous smattering of F1 references in this offering from Petitjean, and my first review of a puzzle by this setter. It was difficult to pinpoint an accurate BD rating and 4/4 may be a compromise.… Read More

Toughie 382

Toughie No 382 by Elgar

An eruption of pleasure

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

The sight of all those 1ac references in (mostly) the down clues made me concentrate on that clue first. I couldn’t see the answer immediately but the enumeration was helpful, so I moved on to the first reference at 11a, trying to find 9-letter anagrams including the letters of BRISTOL.… Read More

NTSPP – 020 (Comments)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 020

A Puzzle by Anax

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Welcome to the twentieth in our series of weekly puzzles.

This week Anax has provided a difficult puzzle with a hidden theme.… Read More