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syzygy

28th January 2013, 04:10
Something to keep you busy while the JE is prepared.

February puzzle:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62858730/Harpers%202013-02%20puz.pdf

Official January solution:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62858730/Harpers%202013-01%20sol.pdf

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greedy kite

28th January 2013, 08:00
Bottom half finished, top half scraggy!
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greedy kite

28th January 2013, 08:28
All of a sudden complete! Thank you again, Syzygy!
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rosalind

28th January 2013, 08:52
Thank you, syzygy. Got stuck in already
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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 14:21
Another quickie, but very clever and enjoyable. Thanks, Syzzie.
I don't quite get the wordplay in 17d; everything else is clear.
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greedy kite

28th January 2013, 18:11
Aristo: Presumably you are as far as I am on 17d, namely
sole of shoe: OE
pole:N
Is the resultant "one" to be explained as "sole"?
If so, dual-purpose clue word.
Sorry, can't help otherwise -- and tried much earlier, only to be blocked by "work in progress".
Some nice witty sentences nevertheless, n'est-ce pas?!
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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 18:19
That's exactly what I thought: that "sole" was doing double duty. I just don't think it's kosher.
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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 18:27
And yes, I really liked all of them, but especially f.
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ixion

29th January 2013, 05:47
Re 17D... bit clunky, but is it meant to be sole O(fsho)E?
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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 05:54
Ixion: I managed to u'stand your (novel) interpretation even on this weird new set-up! Surely that's an achievement in itself! And of course I'm sure you're right! Wow! Communication! Worth a champagne breakfast!
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