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Listener 4197, Duet for One: A Setter’s Blog by Bandmaster

Posted on 28 July 2012

The origins of Duet for One lay in a private puzzle that I set for my father’s 80th birthday in 2008, where solvers were required to darken the cells with letters not present in his full name, such that the figure 80 appeared in the completed diagram. This led me to wonder whether it was […]

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Duet for One by Bandmaster

Posted on 27 July 2012

An enthusiastic Numpty vote of confidence for Bandmaster’s Duet for One – how could it be anything else? Didn’t we get two for the price of one and, even better, one that was just about at Numpty solving level. We were a long way from home (still are) north of the Arctic Circle with24 hours a […]

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Listener 4197: Bandmaster’s Duet for One (or “Who are you telling to …?”)

Posted on 27 July 2012

Remember the opening of my blog for last week’s puzzle by Hedge-sparrow: “It was Saturday morning and rubbish weather to boot, so time to get on with the Listener. The trouble was that this was the puzzle from the previous week, and I was running horribly late with everything. This was probably due to the […]

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Listener No 4427: Shut That Door! by Bandmaster

Posted on 23 December 2016

Bandmaster’s last puzzle was the phenomenal Duet for One back in July 2012, which justly won the Ascot Gold Cup for that year. Basically, it involved solving a standard barred 13×13 grid, converting it into a 13×13 blocked grid with BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE in the two diagonals, and then highlighting BOGOF in the […]

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