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Christmas Puzzle 2008 - Correction

Question 10a

There is one dash missing. The answer should fit into: _ _ _ LIN _

The downloadable Puzzle has been updated to reflect this correction.

Any further corrections will be posted to the blog and to the corrections page.

December 8, 2008 | Permalink | Comment

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December 8, 2008, patrica moren says:

Should 37b Philemons slave have two more dashes at the beginning ie eight letters in total.

December 8, 2008, Gordon Gray says:

Patricia should remember what her teachers undoubtedly taught her she should do with an exam paper.

December 10, 2008, Russell Thomas says:

I share Patricia's belief and I don't understand your reply!

December 10, 2008, Gordon Gray says:

I have argued before that, in these days when there are plenty of computer aids to solving this puzzle, part of my role in setting the puzzle is to get people to use their brains.

I am convinced that one of the pleasures I can provide is for you to enjoy that moment when the penny finally drops and, after a lot of hard work, you finally crack the puzzle's theme. So I make no apology for making the theme just a little bit devious, but hopefully not so difficult that it can't be solved.

December 13, 2008, diana platts says:

I totally agree with Gordon. I was so chuffed when I cracked 37b, and also when I cracked the theme of the whole puzzle. I was also greatly relieved, though, that there was a misprint at 10a.

December 24, 2008, Gordon Gray says:

Someone told me today that they had never realised that, as well as simply setting the puzzle, I also try to tell a story.

January 23, 2009, Mac McCowan says:

Fully agree with Diana. Once the penny had dropped with 37b, everything fell into place (well, alright then, eventually)

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