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Listener 4486 - In Self-defence? by Lavatch
Topic Started: Feb 9 2018, 08:58 PM (336 Views)
Richard Heald

I don't do the Listener all that often nowadays, but I'm glad I made the effort for this one - it was one of the most enjoyable puzzles I've solved for many a month. It had everything a great Listener ought to have: a simple idea beautifully executed, with no huge mental leaps required of the solver, just a series of pleasing PDMs leading to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion. On top of that, both the grid construction and the (excellent) clues were entirely consistent with the theme - Roddy Forman would have approved!
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Nick

Sorry, we typed at the same time!

Nick
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Xanthippe

Enjoyed this excellent crossword. Failed to notice the extra twist that the misprints were all thematically second letters in clues.
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Andy Stewart

I agree with all that Richard has said above. I failed to notice the consistent pattern of alterations to grid entries, hence made a couple of errors to begin with. Now I've read the solution notes I see that construction is even better than I thought. Yes, Radix would have applauded the thematic integrity of the puzzle.
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