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Listener No 4423: A Bit Up in the Air by Phi

Posted on 25 November 2016

Buried Treasure: Postscript SCENE: The Editor’s office, less than a week ago. There is a desk in the centre of the room. There is an in-tray on the desk. It has a habit of disappearing, but is currently just empty. There is a clock on the wall. It reads 11:00. There are two chairs: a […]

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Listener 4145: A Keep – Setter’s Blog by Phi

Posted on 30 July 2011

Mervyn Peake puzzle? Well, it’s been done, hasn’t it? There was that one back in CROSSWORD magazine 20+ years ago, and then that Inquisitor in 2008. Well, yes, now you come to mention it, both by me. [Actually, the first one of those had some wonderful anagrams in it, inspired by observing that TITUS GROAN […]

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Listener 4145: Phi’s Keep (or Thanks, Plumrot)

Posted on 29 July 2011

Another carte blanche from Phi, following on from 4122, Heart (about techtonic plates), and 4061, 50-50 (50 years old and 50th Listener). Here we had some misprints in the definition, four unclued answers, no answer or entry lengths, and numbers having no significance apart from delineating clues (as in Heart). But what was missing? It […]

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No. 4145, A Keep by Phi.

Posted on 29 July 2011

I vaguely recall saying something about beginning to enjoy the carte-blanches. Some crosswordy god obviously heard me and decided to add to the joys so we received Phi’s current offering with no clue lengths or bars and the extra sweet touch that ‘The numbers have no significance other than to make clear the divisions between […]

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