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Listener No. 4385, PD: A Setters’ Blog by Dragon

Posted on 6 March 2016

Perhaps established Listener setters make notes on the construction process as they go along, planning for their Fifteen-squared blogs. Dragon is a new team and didn’t. So memories of the earliest events and feelings may have become distorted or magnified. The quotations below may not be entirely accurate and some should be taken with a […]

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PD by Dragon

Posted on 4 March 2016

My mail box was full, this week, of solver-friends’ moans about Printer’s Devilry, yet I thought Dragon’s puzzle was an absolute gem. It wasn’t just a word-lover’s tussle to find the appropriate word to insert to complete each of those phrases more coherently, there was also the topical theme in the down clues of decimalisation. […]

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Listener No. 4385: PD by Dragon

Posted on 4 March 2016

Another newbie hit the streets this week, and he sounded a fearsome creature. What’s more, he was following in Harpy’s footsteps last week with a very economical title that really didn’t give anything away apart from the across clue type… thanks, Dragon! So, Printer’s Devilry for the acrosses; it would be interesting to see how […]

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Listener No 4493: Devilry by Nutmeg

Posted on 30 March 2018

Last year’s Nutmeg concerned William Sherwood and his comment about mendacious piscators (“are fishermen all liars?”). This week, we had a mixture of misprints and printer’s devilry clues. “Well,” said I (to myself), “a long time since we’ve had PDs in a Listener.” I proceeded with my solve, and only when writing this blog did […]

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fiDlEDE by Waterloo

Posted on 30 October 2009

Is the junior coffee-break 8X8 team turning into a pair of old dogs and learning the tricks, or was this one just a little bit easier than usual? We had a very late start but liked the look of fiDlEDE from the word go, as a couple of solutions leapt into view as it came off […]

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