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Cryptic

xwI had some trouble with 21 Across yesterday:

Sharp turns in quiet Scottish river valley (6)

Well, “sh” for quiet is easy. And inside that “tart” turning backwards is OK. I had never heard of strath. But it makes sense. Strathclyde. Strathalbyn. It had just never Continue reading

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Quiz VIII

Recent quizzes have proved overly hard. So here is an easier one. Where and what is the live animal in this photo, taken at home yesterday?

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Quiz VII

quiz-viiSame general drift as Quiz VI.  But the answer is not the same . Oh Continue reading

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Quiz of the Day VI

quiz-viNo one was able to answer Quiz V. So I have made this one dead easy.

What is denoted by this map? You have to click on the image to run the animation.

I composed this largely to try out the new Excel mapping facility, which is quite fun.

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Quiz of the Day V

quizvWhat is denoted by this map?

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Quiz of the Day IV

Whose card was delayed? He spent his boxing day with a Nobel Laureate.

People have been solving these quizzes rather fast.   How fast for this one, I wonder?

christmas-tree-on-prasutagusHint: This photo will probably be of no assistance whatsoever. But it does illustrate the delight my Continue reading

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Quiz of the Day III

In which Royal Palace does it take longer for 5 days to pass than 6 days?

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Quiz of the Day II

What is illustrated by this map?

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