Sunday, 28 June 2009

Nine Letters 003

Plunge into this nine-letter word challenge but be warned: it'll keep you awake at night!


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Friday, 19 June 2009

Gridless 018

WINTER BLUES

A puzzle's a good way to pass a bleak Winter's day but unfortunately, this month's Gridless is itself quite bleak! Seasoned puzzlers who press on through the gloom to discover the answerline, a vertical word or phrase, will prove themselves made of a different mettle!

1. Dreads becoming more melancholy! (6)
2. Spies storm cloud and he expects the worst. (9)
3. Clash preceding wind and rain. (3)
4. Even cold, I'd accompany man out. (3)
5. Practically 7 days without power! (4)
6. A sign that subzero temperatures follow? The lowest in America? (5)
7. Broken down with a peasouper encroaching, consigned to oblivion. (9)
8. Monotonous first rains interrupt sound of spring. (6)
9. A dam men constructed! (7)
10. Grab a determined hold like Winter weather. (3)
11. A downfall of hail sure doesn't require workplace safety characters! (7)
12. Fall a teeny bit overdue. (4)
13. Start off mild with headwind, turning violent and tempestuous. (4)
14. Throws cold water on guards so ice formed. (11)
15. Meagre zero degrees in Puerto Rico. (4)
16. Veteran lost extremities from Winter illnesses. (3)
17. Starting employment in the Nevada Centre of Meteorology not for love or money. (5)
18. Studies about Noah's flood response [as sky] gets more threatening! (7)

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Monday, 1 June 2009

Odds and Ends 004

PUNCHLINE 2

What did Snow White say while she waited at the camera store for her roll of film to be developed?

To discover the punchline, write out the following stockpile of letters in order exactly as they appear in blue, then carefully follow the instructions. The solution will be revealed at step 11.

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